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Betty Bromeland, 86

Nov 24, 2008

Frost — Betty Bromeland, age 86, of Frost, died Nov. 15, 2008, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth. Funeral services were held Nov. 21, 2008, at United Lutheran Church in Frost, Rev. Karl Rydholm officiated. Burial was in United Lutheran Cemetery, Frost. Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.

Betty was born March 7, 1922, in Emerald Township, the daughter of John and Anna (Admundson) Nelson. She was raised and educated in the Emerald Township area where she was confirmed at Dell Lutheran Church in 1936. She graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1939. In 1943, she graduated from St. Olaf College with a degree in English Education. She taught in the Bricelyn School and Frost School for a short time before marriage to Melvin A. Bromeland on May 28, 1944, at Dell Lutheran Church. Melvin owned Bromeland Excavating where Betty had been the bookkeeper and business manager for many years. The couple enjoyed traveling and wintering in Mesa, Ariz. Betty was a longtime member of United Lutheran Church in Frost where she was active in circle, ladies aid and taught Sunday school.

Betty was known for her great sense of humor. She was devoted to her children, grandchildren, and her husband, Melvin to whom she was married for 64 years. Betty loved following her children’s activities in school and was an avid Minnesota Twins fan.

Betty is survived by her children, Jim (Carol) Bromeland of Houston, Bob (Barb) Bromeland of Blue Earth, Mary (Bill) Halverson of Frost, Tom Bromeland of Blue Earth, her brother Wesley (Irene) Nelson of Blue Earth, her sister-in-laws Gertrude Mohr and Thelma Bromeland both of Frost, ten grandchildren: Carrie (Bob Decheine) Bromeland, Sarah (Chad Rector) Bromeland, Matthew (Helen McClure) Bromeland, Joseph A. Bromeland, Joseph M. Bromeland, William S. (Shawn) Bromeland, Jill (Todd) Christianson, Leah (Dan) Kluender, Ryan Bromeland and Tyler Bromeland, eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, step-mother Serf, husband Melvin in September 2008, brother Donald Nelson and sisters Eileen Bergsetter and Alice Tellefson.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com