ROCK-INGERAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Betty Jean Marie Strandlund, longtime resident of the Isle area, died on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at the Mille Lacs Nursing Home in Onamia. She was 90 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be 11:00 am., Friday, September 23, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brunswick, MN.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will one hr. prior to the service at the church.
INURNMENT will be in the Grasston Union Cemetery.
Betty Jean Marie Strandlund, of Onamia MN passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016 at Lake Song Assisted Living Center. She was 90 years of age.
Betty was born on July 28, 1926 in Grass Lake Township in Kanabec County, MN to J. Ingvar and Olga (Strand) Savsten. Betty began school in Braham. During her elementary years, Betty’s family returned to Sweden for 1 year and she and her brother attended school there. It was during her time in Sweden that Betty and her brother acquired their lifelong love for dancing. Betty graduated from Braham High School in 1943. After graduation, Betty attended Nurses Training in Minneapolis. In later years Betty returned to St. Cloud State University to obtain her teaching certification.
Betty was united in marriage to Lyle Strandlund on October 30, 1948 in Brunswick, MN. To this union 3 sons, Lonnie, Terry, and Tom were born. Later, a daughter, Lynn Marie was welcomed into the family.
Betty and Lyle began their married life in Minneapolis but soon returned to the Braham area where Betty began her nursing career at the Braham Hospital. In 1956 Betty and Lyle moved to Milaca, where Betty worked as a surgical nurse for Dr. Joe Henry, after which, she worked for the Milaca schools for many years as the school nurse. Betty subsequently taught Health Career education for the Milaca School System.
Betty’s interests included travel, bingo, dancing, bowling, fishing, family history and crossword puzzles.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lyle, son Tom, and brother Robert.
Betty is survived by her sons, Lonnie (Jackie) of Foreston, and Terry (Angel) of Bock, and daughter Lynn (Kevin) Sjodhl. She is survived by 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Betty is also survived by brother-in- law Zonnie Strandlund of Rice Lake Wisconsin as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.