BETTY WHITE

AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA

Betty White, of Mora, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at her home. She was 84 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 26, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Mora.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service on Monday.

INURNMENT will be at the Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Mora United Methodist Church.

Betty Lou Ellen White, of Mora, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at her home. She was 84 years old.

Betty was born on March 27, 1933 in Valley City, North Dakota to parents LeRoy and Fern E. (Lwewllyn) Braasch. Her family moved to Ogilvie, Minnesota when Betty was an infant. She grew up in Ogilvie, graduating from Ogilvie High School as Valedictorian in the class of 1951.

She then married the love of her life, Robert “Speck” White on November 24, 1951. In 1987, they packed up everything and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. After Bob passed away in September of 1997, Betty continued to live there until she moved back to Mora in 2008.

Betty loved to read and some even say she read every book in the library! Her passion was testing new recipes, cooking, and entertaining anyone that came through her door. She was an active church member for years in Ogilvie, Henderson, and Mora United Methodist. She could never seem to get out of the kitchen in whatever church she attended.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents LeRoy Braasch and Fern Block, husband Robert White, and brother Lanny Braasch.

She is survived by her children, Roxanne (Pierre) Santelè, Tracey (Ted) Peterson, Jack (Kate) White and Kelly White; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

16 guestbook entries for BETTY WHITE

  1. Dianne Gruber February 22, 2018 at 7:04 pm #

    Dianne (Johnson) Gruber

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  2. Rosemaru Black February 23, 2018 at 4:54 pm #

    I have been doing some interviews for the Ogilvie Historical Museum and had so wanted to include Betty’s interview as she was and important part of Ogilvie . Im so sad I didn’t get a chance to interview her. May God guide your decisions in all her affairs. ( Historical items would be wonderful donated in her behalf). Always thought she was a wonderful example for young people to follow.

  3. Sue Edwardh February 24, 2018 at 6:37 am #

    I am so sorry for your loss, Your Mom was a dear lady! You girls resemble her so much. Sending {{{hugs}}} and prayers that God will give you comfort and strength at this time. She will live on in all of your hearts and in the hearts of those she touched.

  4. Mary Japel February 24, 2018 at 11:35 am #

    Love n prayers, Aunt Mary

  5. Jackie Nordstrom February 24, 2018 at 6:26 pm #

    I waited on Betty several times at Pizza Hut when she would go for lunch with the girls and I always enjoyed her smile, her grace and how she OOZED class in every way!
    I got to know her on a different level when I became a member of her church…her warm welcome and embraces and her BEAUTIFUL voice whenever she sang! It was easy to learn a new hymn if Betty was anywhere nearby- she sang like an angel and I will miss hearing her!
    Betty was giving, kind, inspirational, REAL and so very humble. What a joy and a blessing to have spent time with Betty!
    With sympathy, Love and prayers for all of her family and loved ones

  6. Jackie & Arnie Voight February 25, 2018 at 3:50 pm #

    Your mom was a very kind, caring, and giving lady. She will be greatly missed! May your many memories bring you comfort and knowing she is with God bring you peace. Our prayers are with you and you family.

  7. Marylin February 25, 2018 at 7:45 pm #

    So sorry for the loss of a very important person in your lives.
    With memories Betty will be with you forever.
    Hug, Marylin Kelly

  8. Ron & Judy Kadlec February 25, 2018 at 7:46 pm #

    Thinking of you and extending our sincere sympathy. Your Mom was a very special lady – she always was so cheerful and fun to be around.
    Prayers for you all.

  9. Gin Peterson February 25, 2018 at 8:59 pm #

    Betty was a very special person, who will be greatly missed for her kind and lively spirit. Keeping her and her family in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Larry E. Stobb February 26, 2018 at 9:24 pm #

    Your mom was a very special lady and an inspiration to all that knew her. And Speck was the man that hired me for my first real job, at the Mobil , what a great guy he was! You kids came from the Best. We are sorry for your loss.

  11. Toni Sanden February 27, 2018 at 1:17 pm #

    To the White family, Your Mom was cool, no two ways about it. I have cherished memories of her that will stay with me always. Peace.

  12. BarBara Danger February 28, 2018 at 7:15 pm #

    I was so sorry to hear about your mother. I didn’t know her very well but what I did know was she was a great mother and wife. Keep the good memories.

  13. Paula and Vic Vanecek February 28, 2018 at 9:16 pm #

    We are out of town and just heard the very sad news of Betty’s passing. I first met the Whites back in the 1980’s when they lived in the A-frame house. Betty was such a wonderful lady, kind, caring and a beautiful Christian. She was truly an inspiration. We will miss her greatly.

  14. Donna Oslund March 2, 2018 at 9:30 am #

    Betty was a lovely, vibrant individual — she enjoyed life and was a friend to many. She will be missed and our thoughts are with her family.
    Joe and Donna Oslund

  15. Tamra March 5, 2018 at 8:34 am #

    Please accept my condolences to your family. I didn’t know Betty, but reading her obituary, I can tell she was a very caring person that you will miss very much. May you find comfort in God’s promise of the resurrection. (Acts 24:15)

  16. Chris and Reb Moshier March 28, 2018 at 11:27 am #

    We were so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She was a dear, sweet lady and my mother whom she has joined in heaven loved her dearly.

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