Dean “Betty” Twait, 1925-2016

Published 9:47 am Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Funeral services for Dean “Betty” Twait, 91, of Albert Lea will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church. The Rev. Robert Stohlmann will officiate. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Online condolences are welcome at

Dean “Betty” Twait

Dean “Betty” Twait

Betty died Saturday, Dec. 10 , 2016, 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.

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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 to 1990. She volunteered with Naeve Hospital Auxiliary, Friends of the Library and Church Librarians. Betty was active in Zion Lutheran Church. In 2001, Betty was received the Service to Mankind Award from Albert Lea Sartoma Club.

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

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