Betty Eckhardt, 91, Wells
Published 7:41 am Sunday, February 19, 2012
Betty Grace Eckhardt, age 91, of Wells, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Parkview Care Center in Wells. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family with arrangements.
Betty G. Eckhardt was born Dec. 9, 1920, the daughter of Ben and Ann (Morton) Stivers in Winona County. She taught country school in the Albert Lea and Austin areas, and she taught public school in Kiester and Walters. On June 30, 1946, she was united in marriage to Herbert W. Eckhardt in Austin. Betty was actively involved in district DFL political party. She and Herb traveled south in the winter months to Mission, Texas. She enjoyed playing cards, reading and horses.
Betty is survived by her children: Kenneth (wife Jerelyn) Eckhardt and Deb (husband Howard) Brandt, all of Minnesota Lake; four grandchildren: Emily (Boyd) Redinbaugh of Omaha, Neb., Jeff Eckhardt (special friend Tammy Olson and her daughter Hattie) of Wells, Mike (Holly) Brandt of Pillager, and Chris (Tammy) Brandt of Minnesota Lake; four great-grandchildren: Nora and Nowell Redinbaugh; and Emme and Alexander Brandt; two step-great-grandchildren: Kelsey and Justin.
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She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Herbert and brother Richard Stivers.