Betty A. Ogburn, 90
Blue Earth Betty Ann Ogburn, age 90, of Blue Earth, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at Parker Oaks in Winnebago. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 26, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Pastor Nancy Dreier officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 6-8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, at Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th Street in Blue Earth, and one hour before the service at the church.
Betty Ann was born Feb. 24, 1925 in Blue Earth. She grew up in Delavan and graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Business. On Dec. 6, 1947, she married Harold D. Ogburn, Jr. in Delavan. The couple operated the Stony Creek Dude Ranch in New York with Harold’s family before returning to Minnesota in 1952 to farm in the Delavan area. The family moved to rural Blue Earth in 1965. Betty Ann worked for the Faribault County Farm Bureau office and then as administrative secretary for St. Luke’s Lutheran Home. In 2011, they moved to Parker Oaks Community.
Betty Ann was active in the community throughout her life. She served in many ways at Trinity Lutheran Church, was involved with 4-H, County Extension, Historical Society and Blue Earth school volunteer activities. She enjoyed traveling and wintering at Epworth by the Sea on St. Simon’s Island, GA. Her grandchildren were the highlight of her retirement.
She is survived by her husband, Harold, of Winnebago, daughter, Judy (Dave) Jerde, of White Bear Lake; son, Walt (Lynn) Ogburn, of Stillwater; and son-in-law Bob Hanson, of Frost. Grandchildren, Erik (Elizabeth) and Mark (Sarah) Jerde, Amy (Chris) Jensen, Kristin and Kelly Ogburn, and Janie and Brice (Lacey) Hanson; great-grandchildren, Lydia Jerde and Zachary Jensen and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Vickie Hanson, her parents, Walter and Minnie (Engum) Heinrich and her brother, Victor Heinrich.
The family would like to thank the staff of Parker Oaks for all of the loving care they gave to Betty Ann and continue to give the family. The family requests memorials to the Trinity Sanctuary Lighting Fund.
Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com