BETTY HELLZEN

AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA

B. Hellzen webpohtoBetty Hellzen, of Mora, MN, died on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.  She was 84 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be on Saturday, September 12th at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Mora.

VISITATION will be on Friday, September 11 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home; plus one hour prior to the funeral on Saturday at the church.

INTERMENT will be at Grass Lake Cemetery.

Betty Ann Linnea Hellzen, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at her home in Mora, Minnesota. She was 84 years old.

Betty was born October 27, 1930, in the township of Cambridge in Isanti County, Minnesota to parents Charlie and Evie (Anderson) Laman.  She lived most of her childhood in Stanchfield, MN, growing up on the family farm.  Betty graduated from Braham High School in 1948.  She then went on to college where she received her teaching degree and she taught in the Hinckley and Robbinsdale School Districts.

On June 17, 1955, Betty was united in marriage to Gustaf Hellzen at the Stanchfield Baptist Church.  To this union three children were born.  Betty and Gus raised their family in Mora.  Betty worked as a substitute teacher in the Mora School District for many years before starting as a full-time teacher in 1974 in the Chapter Program, assisting elementary students with math and reading skills.  She retired from the school district in 1994.

Betty was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mora.  For more than 55 years, Betty was involved in the Mora American Legion Auxiliary, serving as president in 1976.  She was a member of the Eastern Star, being honored as Worthy Matron in 1961.  She was also a member of the Deer Lake Watershed Association in Effie and a Vasaloppet host family for many years.

Betty’s hobbies included sewing, cross stitching, knitting, cooking, fishing, bingo, cards, and traveling.  Betty really enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She loved to spend time with family and friends at her cabin on Deer Lake.   She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband Gus; brother Rodney; sisters Evangeline and Lorraine; and brothers-in-law Tom, Carl and Howard.

She is survived by her children Gus III (Janice), Sue (Leonard) Flikke, and Jerry (Laurie); grandchildren, Eric, Jenna (Josh), Heather (Mark), Sheila (Jayme), Nate (Jackie), and Jake (Kirsti); great grandchildren, Matt, Luke, Nick, Hattie, Peyton, Dakota, and Billy; brothers, Charles (Lorretta) Laman and Dale (Lorraine) Laman; sisters, Virginia Lawrence, Shirley (Dale) Halberg, and Linda Lahre; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

7 guestbook entries for BETTY HELLZEN

  1. Art Lind September 9, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

    From the Lind family I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the Hellzen family. Although the suffering she endured is gone, it is still painful to lose your mother/grandmother/great grandmother. I am sure there are many fond memories you all have as do we, being Lakeshore Neighbors for the past 33 years. Since my mother passed away on Monday 9/7/15 and the funeral same day and time, Kathy and I will be unable to attend. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Mike Schultz September 10, 2015 at 5:19 pm #

    Jerry,Sue, and Gus I’m very sorry for your loss. Know that you are in our prayers. We will not be able to attend the funeral as we will be out of town but know that we will be thinking of you. Mike Schultz

  3. Vicky Berry September 11, 2015 at 12:59 am #

    My sincere sympathy to Betty’s family. I first met Betty when I was working bingo at McBee’s. She loved playing bingo and bragging about her family. God be with you!

  4. Lee and Bev Svoboda September 11, 2015 at 10:13 am #

    Lee and I are extending our sincere sympathy to the Hellzen Family. We were so surprised to hear of Betty’s passing as we had not heard she was ill. We both remember many times of fun with Gus and Betty and our association with them first through the hospital and then as friends. Please accept our sincere condolences.

  5. Debbie Wallace September 11, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

    Gus,

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She may have went home but she will be with you always looking after you and your family. You will always have the memories! My deepest condolences to everyone.

    Debbie

  6. Jeff and Dianne Saari September 12, 2015 at 10:00 am #

    We, too, were surprised at Betty’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  7. Gordon & Ardis Hallstrom September 14, 2015 at 3:14 pm #

    Our deepest sympathy to Betty’s family. Both Betty and Gus were very faithful
    active members of the Dala Heritage Society in Mora for many years.
    She will be dearly missed.

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