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Elizabeth Bury, 91

Elizabeth (Betty) Mary (Swartzer) Bury, age 91, of Watertown, passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at New Perspectives in Waconia.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church in rural Delano.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. prior to the Mass, all at the church Friday. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Watertown.

She was born March 25, 1930, to George Sr. and Susan (Gallus) Swartzer in Montrose. She graduated from Delano High School in 1949.

Betty married Louis (Louie) Bury May 9, 1951. They were blessed with five children, 18 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Betty had several jobs outside the home over the years, but a housewife was her fulltime job.

Together, they loved to fish. They spent many winter nights in their fish house on Lake Mille Lacs. In the summe,r they spent many hours in their boat on area lakes. If there were fish in the lake, they would find them.

In the fall, everyone in Watertown knew them for their apple pies. She loved to spend time with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to go to their soccer or baseball games, and would reminisce long after the game was over.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, George Sr. and Susan Swartzer; husband of 62 years, Louis Bury; grandson, Andrew Bury; brothers, Walter, Jack, Joseph Sr., George Jr., Marvin, and Donald Swartzer; sisters, Lorraine Lynch, Luverne Blackketter, and Gladys Swartzer; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Louis Sr. and Kathryn Bury; brothers-in-law, Emmett Lynch Sr., Thomas Kuka Sr., Leo Blackketter, Ed Windsperger, Dennis Bury, Ambrose Bury, Leslie Bury, Joseph Snicker, and Lester Ortloff; sisters-in-law, Mary Helen Swartzer, Laurie Swartzer, Marguerite Swartzer, Sandy Swartzer, Alice Snicker, Deloris Ortloff, Florabell Bury, and Donna Bury.

Betty is survived by her sons, Larry (Ruth) Bury, Gary (Brenda) Bury, Gregory (Brenda) Bury; daughters, Darlene (Larry) Mader, Deborah (Jeff) Allison; grandchildren, Jason Mader, Sarah Mader, Keith (Lisa) Bury, Jill Swanson, Kristy (Ryan) Ebert, Christopher (Lauren) Bury, Tanya Bury, Elissa (Darrin) Stoeckman, Mitchell (Jenny) Bury, Tess (Duane) Smith, Branden (Lindsey) Bury, Anthony (Niki) Bury, Amber Bury, Natalie (John) Kulmman, Mariah Bury, Amelia Bury, Isaac Bury, and Aaron Bury; great-grandchildren, Maria Brown, Logan Bury, Jaxson Duckworth, Lydia Swanson, Kalli Swanson, Brayden Bury, Rebekah Stoeckman, Lily Bury, Kaleb Bury, Jacob Kulmann, Cheyenne Kulmann, Michael Neumann, Jayden Bury, Joseph Bury, Evan Smith, Jace Bury, Bella Bury, Brynley Bury, and George Bury; sisters, Marian Kuka and Susan Windsperger; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert (Mary) Swartzer, Gene Swartzer, Ervin (Renee) Swartzer, Anthony Swartzer, Peter (Alice) Swartzer, Irene Swartzer, Dorothy Swartzer, and Rosemary Swartzer; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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