Betty L. Freeman, 89

Betty Lenore Freeman, age 89, of Annandale, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at the Annandale Care Center.

She was born Oct. 8, 1930, in Dassel, to John Clifford and Eva (Clement) Hardy. Betty was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Episcopal Church in Litchfield.

She grew up in Dassel, where she attended school, graduating with the class of 1948.

Betty was united in marriage to Lawrence Freeman June 12, 1948, at Trinity Episcopal Church. The couple remained in Dassel for a couple of years before moving to Pierre, SD; and finally settling in Annandale in 1962.

Betty and Lawrence owned and operated Freeman Electric & Freeman Variety in Annandale. Betty also worked at Red Owl and Marketplace in Annandale.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale, LCW, multiple church choirs, Old Timers Sewing Club in Dassel, multiple bowling leagues, and a bridge club.

Betty loved to sing with her sister, bowl, and play bridge.

She is survived by her children, Ronald (Carol) Freeman of Annandale, Virginia Kaiser of Winsted, and Joni Ferrell of Prescott Valley, AZ; 10 grandchildren, Cami Freeman of Otsego, Cori (Rick) Ragan of Delano, Rachel (Jeremy) Freeman of San Diego, Rhesa Freeman of Roseville, Andy (Danielle) Freeman of Kimball, Ashley (Joe) Maurer of Clearwater, Allyssa (Carter) Kittock of St. Michael, Meagan Ferrell of Annandale, Melissa Kaiser (Rodney Bergstrom) of Coon Rapids, and Rob Kaiser (Holly Buford) of Chesterfield, MI; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Betty is further survived by sisters-in-law Delores Hogberg and Sandy Freeman; brother-in-law, John O’Fallon; and many nieces, nephews, other family members, and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence; parents, Cliff and Eva Hardy; great-grandchildren Dalton Ambli and Charlee McNitt; son-in-law Mike Ferrell; brothers Jack and Duane Hardy; sister Joan Benson; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Funeral services took place Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Annandale, with the Rev. David Nelson officiating. The Benson Family Singers, Orma Lou Jacobsma, and Rita Anderson provided music for the service.

There was visitation Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale; and continued Wednesday at the church from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Interment took place Thursday, Dec. 5 at 3:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Annandale.

Pallbearers were Andy Freeman, Joe Maurer, Rick Ragan, Carter Kittock, Jeremy Freeman, and Rob Kaiser.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.

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