Betty Marjorie Ockuly, 99, died Nov. 21, 2021. She was born in La Crosse, Wis., and received her nursing degree in Rochester. Betty raised her family and lived the rest of her life in St. Paul and Falcon Heights.

Betty took up painting late in life and took legendary trips with her grandchildren to destinations in the U.S. and Europe.

She was preceded in death by her husband Orville, their daughter Margaret, her brother Ed and sister Beatrice. Betty is survived by two sisters, Edyth Banks and Jan Schmeckpeper, and children: John (Kathy), Tom (Lynda), Mary (Tim Rummelhoff), Paul, Catherine (Mark Eagles), Jean and Jim (Julia); 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services and a Catholic Mass were held at Church of Corpus Christi Nov. 30. The family is directing any donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital——and the Church of Corpus Christi.

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