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Betty Katzenmeyer, 86, of Brownton

Betty Katzenmeyer

Betty L. Katzenmeyer, 86, of Brownton, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center in Buffalo Lake.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 25, at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. Andrew Hermodson-Olsen officiating. Bonnie Westmiller was the organist. Soloist Rosine Hermodson-Olsen sang “On Eagle’s Wings.” Andrew and Rosine Hermodson-Olsen performed “Softly and Tenderly.” Congregational hymns were “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” and “Rock of Ages.” Special music was “Coat of Many Colors.”
Casket bearers were Thomas Bullert, Jacquelyn Bullert, Ashley Rice, Stephanie Jensen, Cole Jensen, Melinda Katzenmeyer and Whitney Katzenmeyer. Interment was in the Grace Lutheran Cemetery.
Betty L. Katzenmeyer was born Sept. 11, 1931, on a farm in Penn Township, McLeod County, the daughter of Martin and Blanche (Klawitter) Wilhelm. She was baptized as an infant at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township and was confirmed in her faith as a youth at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton. She received her education in Brownton, and was a graduate of the Brownton High School class of 1951.
On Dec. 18, 1953, she was united in marriage to Wesley Dean Katzenmeyer at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Linda, Mary, Dean and Kevin. They resided in Brownton following their marriage, and for nine years they owned and operated the Cup and Saucer restaurant and hotel. In the early 1960s, they moved to the Katzenmeyer farm north of Brownton. they shared 32 years of marriage before Mr. Katzenmeyer’s death on Oct. 3, 1985.
Mrs. Katzenmeyer was a wonderful mother and homemaker; she also worked at Hands in Winthrop, from which she retired.
She enjoyed volunteering her time and was a member of the Brownton Lions, Brownton American Legion Auxiliary Unit 143, the Red Hat Society and Grace Lutheran Church ladies.
She enjoyed playing cards, visiting with her family and friends, and playing Bingo. She also enjoyed cooking and her favorite to make was her “famous” egg salad. She was an avid fan of the Minnesota Gophers basketball team, the Minnesota Twins and the Brownton Bruins. She loved hosting gatherings with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.
When she needed assistance with her daily care, she became a resident of the Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center on Aug. 28, 2015.
She is survived by her children, Linda (Steve) Horky of Hutchinson, Mary (Ronald) Bullert of Brownton, Dean Katzenmeyer of Minneapolis and Kevin (Kim) Katzenmeyer of Hutchinson; grandchildren, Thomas Bullert, Jacquelyn Bullert, Ashley (Tim) Rice, Stephanie (Cole) Jensen, Melinda Katzenmeyer and Whitney Katzenmeyer; great-grandchildren, George and Lewis Rice; siblings, Marlyn Krueger of Hutchinson and Leone Kujas of Brownton; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Wilhelm and Verona Katzenmeyer; and nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marlin and Blanche Wilhelm; husband, Wesley Katzenmeyer; brothers, Jerome Wilhelm and Willmar “Squirrel” Wilhelm; sister, Mavis Genz; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Walter and Selma Katzenmeyer.
Arrangements were with the Dobratz-Hantge Chapels in Hutchinson. Online guest book and obituaries are available at www.hantge.com.