Betty Exsted, age 87, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019, 10:30 A.M. at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment at the Glencoe City Cemetery in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held Friday, February 15, 2019, from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota. A prayer service will be at 6:30 P.M. Visitation will continue one hour prior the service at the church on Saturday.
Memorials preferred - family's choice.
Betty Jean “Jelly Bean” (Larson) Exsted was born on July 21, 1931, at her home in Stearns County, Eden Valley, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Sander and Harriet (Hickman) Larson. Betty Jean was baptized as an infant in August 1931, and later was confirmed in her faith as a youth on June 16, 1945, both at the Norwegian Bergen Lutheran Church in Bergen Township, Minnesota. She attended Glencoe High School in Glencoe, Minnesota. Betty furthered her education by attending Hutchinson Vocational School in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
On July 23, 1947, Betty was united in marriage to Donald Exsted at a Lutheran Church in Excelsior, Minnesota. Betty and Donald made their home in Glencoe, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with six children, Collin, Sandra, David, Carl, Craig and Bert. Betty and Donald shared over 71 years of marriage.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Betty worked as a bookkeeper for 18 years for McLeod County Treasurer Lorraine Lindemann and for 16 years for the McLeod County Public Health Department. She retired in 1994. Betty was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
Betty enjoyed playing cards, embroidering, crocheting, bead work and her bible study. She also loved to socialize with others. Betty treasured the time spent with her family and friends. She was known to many people of all ages as “Grandma Betty”.
Betty passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 87 years, 6 months and 22 days.
Blessed be her memory.
Betty is survived by her:
Husband, Donald Exsted of Glencoe, MN;
Children, Collin Exsted and his wife, Karen, of Horseshoe Bay, TX,
Sandra Hilsgen and her husband, Jim, of St. Cloud, MN,
David Exsted and his wife, Lu Ann, of Victoria, MN,
Carl Exsted of Glencoe, MN,
Craig Exsted and his wife, Fran, of Glencoe, MN,
Bert Exsted and his wife, Rahel, of Rome, GA;
Grandchildren, Christopher Exsted and his wife, Jodi,
Sara Brown and her husband, David,
Jason Bartels and Elisa Maldonado,
Nathan Exsted and his wife, Sara,
Trisha Farrow and her husband, Tim,
Cassandra Norton and her husband, Steven,
16 Great Grandchildren, Alex, Isabelle, & Max Exsted; Maddy, Brooke, & Sam Brown; Luca, Rocco & Bella Bartels; BraeElle & Callan Exsted;
Mia & Madden Farrow; Audrey Hegland & Kennedy Norton; and Nola Exsted;
Sister-In-Law, Irene Schroeder of Silver Lake, MN;
Nephews, Nieces, other relatives and many friends.
Betty was preceded in death by her Parents, Sander and Harriet Larson; Great Granddaughter, LauRyn Hegland; Brother, Stanley Larson and his wife, Aurelia; Sisters-In-Law & Brothers-In-Law, Christina Wandrei and her husband, Arnold, Fran Graupman and her husband, Achim, Harold Schroeder; Niece, Carla Larson; Nephew, Dennis Wandrei.