Betty Lou Hamberg, 72, rural Glenville

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 2, 2006

The Funeral Service for Betty Lou Hamberg of rural Glenville, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 3, at the Oakland Lutheran Church.

The Rev. LaDonna Ekern will officiate. Interment will be in the Oakland Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea, and one hour before the service at the church.

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Betty died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 29, 2006, while visiting family in St. Joseph, Mo. She was 72.

Betty was born Dec. 21, 1933, one of 15 children born to John and Bertha (Mortz) Kinny. She attended Austin Schools. On Aug. 25, 1950, she was united in marriage to Gene M. Hamberg in Austin. They shared more than 55 years together. They farmed and lived in rural Glenville. Betty’s life centered around sharing her love with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She always seemed to have a song in her heart. She was an active member of the Oakland Lutheran Church, was a member of the Albert Lea VFW Auxiliary, and enjoyed quilting.

She is survived by her husband Gene of rural Glenville; five children: Dennis Hamberg and his wife Helen, Larry Hamberg and

Diane, Robert Hamberg and his wife Susan,

Bonnie and her husband Richard Harkner all of Albert Lea, Kevin Hamberg of Glenville and special friend Joy and family, grandchildren: Jacquelyn Hamberg, Michael Hamberg, Keith Grabau, Jolean (Ryan) Shea, Melissa (Kevin) Bunnell, Adam Hamberg, Emily Hamberg, Travis Nelson (Jessi), Kelsey Nelson, great-grandchildren: Marissa Loge, Jakob Kilby, Brianna Lee, Savanah Quinlivan, Isaac Shea, Ryleigh Nelson, Jakob Osborne, William Wachlin; brothers and sisters: Harold (Judy) Kinny, Albert Lea, Delbert (Karen) Kinny, Oakland, Dave (Mary) Kinny, Faribault, Mary (Tom) Meliner, St. Paul, Bernetta Gilpin, St. Paul, Shirley Kinny, Austin, Bonnie (John) Funk , St. Joseph, Mo., sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Alphia Kinny of Austin, Ernie Hoag of Lonsdale, Phyllis Hamberg of Albert Lea, Don (Sally) Hamberg of Albert Lea, JoAnne (Al) Heggen of Madison, Wis., and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Don, John, Kenneth, and Bob Kinny, sisters Loretta Shuck, JoAnn Hoag, and LaVonne Hunt and brother-in-law Archie Hamberg.

Betty had God in her life, was visiting a place she enjoyed, and she died with the love of her life at her side. Blessed be her memory.