Betty J. Wallace, 86
Delavan Betty Jean Wallace, age 86, of Delavan passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at United Hospital District in Blue Earth. A memorial service is planned for 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20 at The River of Life Worship Center. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. at the church. Patton Funeral home is entrusted with arrangements. www.PattonFH.com
Betty was born April 6, 1933 to Orval “Bus” and Lila (Crouse) Lux in Waukee, Iowa. The family later moved north to the Delavan area, Betty graduated in 1951 from Delavan High School. Betty was proud to have been crowned homecoming queen of her senior class.
On March 9, 1951 Betty married her high school sweetheart, William Wallace. Together they raised two sons while farming and operating Bill’s TV and Appliance for 50 years in Delavan and later in Blue Earth. She was very active in the community serving on the United Hospital Board of Directors for 12 years, the United Hospital Foundation Board for six years, she also served as president of the SW Division of MN Horticultural Society for eight years. Betty enjoyed traveling in their motorhome, being members of Minnesota Good Sam’s, gardening, wintering in Arizona and spending as much time as she could with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Betty is survived by her loving husband, Bill; sons, Steven (Mercedes) and Bradley (Debbie); grandchildren, Kay (Matt) Stern, Sheena (Jason) Possin, Thomas (Amanda) Wallace, Isaac (Tania) Wallace, Morgan (Brady) Johnson and Gregory Wallace; as well as 13 great-grandchildren; siblings, Shirley Millman, Richard (Jean) Lux, Janet (Roy) Olsen and many other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Billy Lux; granddaughter, Tina Wallace; and brother-in-law, Pat Millman.