Betty Tolzman, 1941-2018

Published 1:00 am Thursday, September 6, 2018

Funeral services for Betty J. Tolzman, 77, of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Malinsky will officiate. Interment will be at Kiester Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at

Betty Tolzman

Betty died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-St. Marys campus in Rochester.

Betty Jean Tolzman was born April 17, 1941, in Moscow Township, the daughter of Clarence and Iris (Turbett) Satre. She attended Albert Lea Schools and was confirmed in the Methodist faith.

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On April 12, 1958, Betty was united in marriage to Marlin Tolzman. They moved to Arizona in 1963.

Betty worked as the office manager for several car dealerships. She returned to Albert Lea in 2012 to be near family.

Betty enjoyed reading, crocheting, learning Spanish, having coffee with friends and going to the casino. She also loved animals and riding horses. Betty spent time as a Boy Scouts troop leader and was an avid Twins fan.

Betty’s final act was giving the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.

Betty is survived by her children Julie Tolzman, Shelley (Bill) Yancey and Neil (Michelle) Tolzman; grandchildren Susan Graham, Christopher Graham, Julianna Flores and Alexander Flores; siblings Bill (Ann) Satre, Susan (Jim) Larson, Steven (Ronda) Satre and Scott (Vicky) Satre; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friend, Abel Rodriguez Sr., his son, Abel Jr. (Angie), and grandchildren Zane and Max.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marlin; and nephew, Jeremy Satre.