Elizabeth “Bette” Corbid, age 83, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with interment at a later date.
Visitation will be held Monday, February 4, 2019, from 5:00-8:00 P.M. and will continue one hour prior to the service --all at St. Anastasia Catholic Church.
A Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 P.M. Monday night at St. Anastasia Catholic Church.
In the spirit of celebrating Bette’s life, please feel free to dress in your favorite colors.
Bette was born on November 9, 1935, in East Grand Forks, MN to Benedict J. Corbid and Catherine M. Klaras. She grew up in East Grand Forks and graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic High School. She then attended the Sisters of St. Joseph School of Nursing and became a registered nurse in 1955.
Bette married Gene Driscoll on November 5, 1955, and together they raised 7 children in East Grand Forks.
After many years of nursing at St. Michael’s Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, Bette enrolled at the University of North Dakota and received a family nurse practitioner degree in 1987. She spent most of her professional career working with the elderly, including 13 years at Burns Manor in Hutchinson.
Bette loved spending time with family and friends, planting flowers in her yard, shopping for bargains at rummage sales, traveling in her camper, playing solitaire, and watching the Twins and Timberwolves. Bette especially enjoyed creating and looking through old family photo albums while sharing her special memories.
Bette’s family will be dressing in bright colors to honor her life, and we invite friends to join us in this celebration.
Bette is survived by her children, Timothy Gene Driscoll of Grand Forks, ND; Chuck (Gayle) Driscoll of West Fargo, ND; Nadine (Mike) Paplow of Park Rapids, MN; Polly (Jon) Tack of Antioch, IL; Erin (Greg) Anderson of Oak Park Heights, MN; Beth (Pat) Osowski of Oshkosh, WI; Katy (Kris) Stokke of Spirit Lake, IA; fifteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; brother, John (Pat) Corbid; sister-in-law, Karen Corbid; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, good friends and co-workers. She was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson.
She was preceded in death by Gene Driscoll; her parents; sisters Nadine (Steve) Balsan and Patricia “Paddy” (Manny) Bertsch; brothers James (Lois) Corbid, Benedict Corbid, and Dennis (June) Corbid.