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Verna James

Female 1918 - 2005  (87 years)


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  • Name Verna James 
    Born 8 Aug 1918  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 22 Sep 1918  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Rushford Lutheran Church
    Died 1 Dec 2005  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 10 Dec 2005  Rushford Lutheran Cemetery, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Verna Betz, 87, of Rushford, died Thurs. (Dec. 1, 2005) at Season's Hospice in Rochester surrounded by her family. She was born in Rushford on Aug. 8, 1918, to Roy and Christine (Laumb) James. She graduated from Rushford High School and then attended the Minneapolis School of Business. On Apr. 17, 1939, she married Robert Betz of Rushford. They were married for 61 years before his death in December of 2000. Mrs. Betz was employed for 16 years at Semcac where she worked as executive secretary for Halvor Lacher. After retirement, she and her husband enjoyed winters in Monterey, Calif., as well as spending time with friends and family. She was a member of the Rushford Lutheran Church, the church ladies aide and circle, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion auxiliaries, Ferndale Country Club, Rushford Historical Society, and a past member of the Federated Women's Club. Mrs. Betz is survived by three daughters; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Edna Onsrud of Rushford. She was preceded in death by her husband; son-in-law Cleve Williams; parents; four brothers; and one sister. A memorial service will be held Sat., Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. at Rushford Lutheran Church with the Rev. Roger Michelson officiating. Burial will be in the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery; Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the church. Hoff Funeral Homes-Rushford Chapel is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Please leave a memory of Verna at www.hofffuneral.com
      Christina James (twin), b. 8 Aug 1918 [2, 4]
    Person ID I13223  Mindrum
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2014 

    Father Royal Dexter James,   b. 20 Apr 1883, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1959, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Christine (Tillie) Mathilda Laumb,   b. 4 Aug 1879, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1971, Caledonia, Houston, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 11 Jan 1904  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Dauchy residence, by Rev. Mr. Smith of the Episcopalian Church
    Family ID F9162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert Willard Betz,   b. 1 Aug 1917, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 2000, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1939  Decorah, Winneshiek, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 6
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F9174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    James, Verna and Vernon
    James, Verna and Vernon

    Headstones
    Betz, Robert and Verna James
    Betz, Robert and Verna James

  • Sources 
    1. [S1054] E-mail from Roberta Betz Johnson, 15 Nov 2004.

    2. [S1055] Verna Betz obituary, undated, Tri-County Record.

    3. [S8144] Ministeriabog for Rushford og Cedar Valley norsk evangeliske lutherske Menigheder i Fillmore go Winona Counties in Staten Minnesota North America, Paabegyndt 1873, Rushford Lutheran Church, Rushford, Minnesota, Baptisms 1918, #18.

    4. [S8160] Fillmore County Birth Records, 1870-1921, Fillmore County Historical Society, Fountain, Minnesota.

    5. [S1038] 13 Jan 1954 newspaper article.

    6. [S6398] Robert W. Betz obituary, Tri-County Record, 4 Jan 2001.