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Dean “Betty” Twait, 91

Dec 18, 2016

Dean "Betty" Twait

Albert Lea Funeral services for Dean ‘Betty’ Twait, age 91, of Albert Lea, were held on Wednesday, Dec.14, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church. Rev. Robert Stohlmann was the officiate. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth.

Betty died Saturday, Dec.10 at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.

Dean ‘Betty’ Vivian Marie Twait was born May 20, 1925 in Blue Earth, the child of Dale and Sylvian (Klatt) Twait. She was baptized in Elmore, on Oct. 11, 1925 by MCA Mueller. Betty attended Blue Earth schools, graduating in 1943. She graduated from Hamilton School of Commerce in April 1944. Betty was a bookkeeper at Wolf Habein Mercantile and then became the buyer in the dry goods department until 1957. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree from Mankato State in 1960. Betty later earned a Master’s Degree in Home Economics Education from University of Wisconsin-Stout. Betty taught in the Albert Lea School District from 1960-1990. She volunteered with the Naeve Hospital Auxiliary, Friends of Library, and Church Librarians. Betty was active in Zion Lutheran Church. In 2001, Betty received the Service to Mankind Award from the Albert Lea Sertoma Club.

Betty is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Duane and Lillian Twait, of Springfield, Ohio; nephews, Gregory (Julie), of Charlotte, North Carolina and their daughter Emma Twait, of the Netherlands, Bradley (Marianne), of Rochester, New York and their children Benjamin, of Albany, New York and Kimberly of Ithaca, New York, Steven (Traci), of Cambridge, England and their children Rebecca, of Bloomington, Indiana and Erica of Indianapolis, Indiana; and special friends, and cousin Marva and Truman Gullord.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Lutheran Hour, Zion Lutheran Church, or donor’s choice.

Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.