Betty Louise JohnsonBetty passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Altru Hospital at the age of 77.
Betty Louise Johnson
Betty Louise was born on January 5th, 1935 to Ed and Dora (Phillips) Kelley at Seminole, Oklahoma. She graduated from high school in Cordell, Oklahoma. Betty married Rudolf Zwingel on October 26, 1954 in Oklahoma City. Betty and Rudolf made their home in Bethany, Oklahoma. Betty moved to Springfield, Illinois with Rudolf while he was in Lutheran seminary. They then lived in Langdon North Dakota, Pine Island New York, Pinawa Manitoba, Estevan Saskatchewan, and Warman Saskatchewan serving Lutheran churches. After Rudolf died in 1981 she moved to Kenmare North Dakota.
Betty started a career in banking as a teller in 1981 at Midwest Federal in Kenmare. She later became the manager of the BNC National Bank (former Midwest Federal). She retired from BNC National Bank in 2000.
Betty served on the Kenmare Community Development board, the Nazareth Lutheran Church Council, church choir, and president of the Kenmare Lions Club. In 2002, Betty moved to Rugby, North Dakota to be closer to family. Betty was active in the First Lutheran church choir and the Rugby Lions Club. Betty enjoyed reading books, singing in church, watching old movies, and visiting with family and friends.
Betty married Don Johnson on February 28, 2004 at First Lutheran Church in Rugby, ND. They made their home in East Grand Forks, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Homer Kelley, Vernon Kelley, Glen Kelley.
Betty is survived by her husband: Don; children: David (Deb) Zwingel of Rugby, ND, Kathy (David) Patterson of Allentown, PA, Jon (Larissa) Zwingel of Petersburg, Russia; stepchildren: Cindy (Mark) Rice, Tom (Shelley) Johnson, Cherie (Dean) Stoltman, all of Grand Forks, ND; 12 grandchildren; 12 great -grandchildren; and sibling Rex (Margaret) Kelley of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Betty passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Altru Hospital at the age of 77.
Visitation: One Hour prior to services.
Funeral services: 10:30 AM Monday, November 26, 2012 at River Heights Lutheran Church, East Grand Forks, MN.
Online Guestbook: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by: Dahl Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, MN