Elizabeth Julia “Betty” Guertin, 94, died in Oak Park Heights, Minn., on Feb. 6, 2018.
Betty grew up on a dairy farm in Ashby, Minn., before attending nursing school in St. Paul. After graduation she worked as a nurse at Midway Hospital in St. Paul, where she met her future husband, Leo. She returned to nursing at Fairview Hospital after raising her family.
Betty loved being with her family and enjoyed gardening, downhill skiing, golf, playing bridge and playing the piano. She was known for her excellent cooking, especially her Thanksgiving Day pies.
She was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth (Tore) Detlie; sons, David (Myriam), Daniel (Alice) and Richard (Sheryl); 11 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.
Betty was a devout Lutheran and very active in the church. A memorial service was held at Como Park Lutheran Church Feb. 20, with interment Fort Snelling.