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Betty Marie Mackereth

June 8, 1930 ~ November 15, 2022 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Betty Mackereth Obituary

Betty M. Mackereth, age 92, of Kimball, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 18, 2022 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kimball with Rev. David Milz officiating. Burial will be at a later date at the Kimball Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11:00 a.m. on Friday at the church.

Betty Marie Wenholz was born on June 8, 1930 at home in rural Brook Park, MN to LaRoy and Irene (Dobberstein) Wenholz. She attended a one room country school, then graduated with the Class of 1948 from Hinckley High School. After school, she worked at Sears and Roebuck and Dunn and Bradstreet, both in Minneapolis. On March 25, 1950, Betty was united in marriage to Dean Ellis Mackereth at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kroschel, MN. Together, they raised their family and farmed on the Mackereth family farm in rural Kimball. Betty was a member of the Kimball American Legion Post 261 Auxiliary and St. John's Lutheran Church in Kimball. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, playing scrabble, bowling, golfing, and spending winters in Arizona. She cherished her faith and her family above all else.

Betty is survived by her five children, Charles (Colleen) Mackereth of Kimball, Sandra (Richard) Miller of Annandale; James (Lynn) Mackereth of Santa Maria, CA, Gayle VanNurden of Kimball, and Julie (Roger) VanVleet of Backus; 16 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; brother, Orville (Elaine) Wenholz of Green Valley, AZ; sisters, Audene Anderson of Moose Lake and Shirley Beyer of Blaine; brother-in-law, John Huddleston; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, LaRoy and Irene Wenholz; husband, Dean Mackereth; granddaughter, Tonya VanNurden; son-in-law, Craig VanNurden; and sister, Marilyn Huddleston.

The casket bearers will be Justin Miller, Travis VanNurden, Mitchell VanVleet, Ryan Mackereth, and Alyssa Mertens. Lori Rippentrop will provide the music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial and Cremation Services of Kimball.

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November 18, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:55 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church
8871 135th Street
Kimball, MN 55353

Funeral Service
November 18, 2022

11:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church
8871 135th Street
Kimball, MN 55353


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