Betty CysewskiBetty Cysewski, 86, Grand Forks, formerly of New Town died Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at Valley Memorial Homes where she had been a resident for the past year.
Betty Cysewski, 86, Grand Forks, formerly of New Town died Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at Valley Memorial Homes where she had been a resident for the past year.
Betty was born in Underwood, ND to Bertha and Harry Miller on February 17, 1923. When Betty was a baby, she and her Mother moved to her grandparents, Charles and Emma Ainsworth’s farm south of Van Hook. She graduated from Van Hook High School in 1941 and attended Minot State Teachers College for one term.
On January 20, 1942 Betty was united in marriage to Bernard Cysewski at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Van Hook. They made their home on the Cysewski farm near Van Hook where they farmed with Bernard’s parents, George and Belle. Betty was a lifelong member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and the Willing Worker Homemakers.
She will be greatly missed by her family. We will always remember her as a kind and gentle soul who took great pride in her family, always fed stray cats and dogs and kept a big vegetable garden. We believe that Betty is now with Bernard and all her departed family, living in peace and comfort through the everlasting grace of God and our Savior Jesus Christ.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Linda Opstad (Martin Brown) of Grand Forks, and son, James (Beverly Dumas) of St. Paul, MN; grandchildren, Trina Fifield (Brad) of Eagan, MN, Tricia Opstad (Josh Quick) of Missoula, MT, Casey Opstad of Minneapolis, MN, Sarah Babbitt of New York, NY, and Rachel Babbitt of St. Paul, MN; and great-grandchildren, Bradley, Katherine, and Charles Fifield. She was preceded in death by her husband Bernard, who died on February 28, 2001.
Funeral Service: Monday, March 30, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony Catholic Church, New Town. Rosary: Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the church.
Visitation: Sunday from Noon – 5:00 p.m. in Langhans Funeral Home, New Town.
Interment: Van Hook Cemetery, rural New Town.
Online condolences may be sent at www.langhansfuneralhome.com