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Betty June Granholt

Funeral services for Betty Granholt, age 85, of Albert Lea, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at First Lutheran Church in Glenville.  Rev. Nancy Hansen will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, March 23 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Betty died Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Community.

Betty June Granholt was born on July 24, 1932 in Gainsborough, Saskatchewan, Canada, the daughter of Theodore and Floy (­­­­­Shussel) Bothum. The family moved to Oakland Township in 1940 where Betty finished school in District #75.  On October 15, 1950, Betty was united in marriage to Palmer Granholt in Albert Lea.  She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Glenville and was active in the Circle and Ladies Aid.  She was also a member of the Neighborhood Club.  Betty enjoyed cooking and baking – she was known for her chocolate chip cookies.  She was a terrific cook and got great joy in preparing meals for family and friends.  She loved reading, watching the Minnesota Twins, coffee with friends, and having all of her family home together.

Betty is survived by her son, John (Ann) Granholt of New Auburn, WI; daughter, Kathy (Greg) Nelson of Glenville; daughter-in-law, LuAnn Granholt of Ramsey, MN; grandchildren, Mark (Jodi) Granholt of Scottsdale, AZ, Becky Granholt of Colorado, Chad Sommer of Ramsey, Sarah (Scott) Veith of Maple Grove, MN, Bryan (Mandi) Granholt of Eau Claire, WI, Erik (Emily) Nelson of Glenville, Brianna Nelson (Ed Meek) of St. Ansgar, IA; great-grandchildren, Ashleigh, Claire, and Elle Reece, Logan and Elise Veith, William and Caleb Granholt, Kinzley and Kase Nelson, Jordan, Alexis, and Liam Meek; sister, Lila (Kendall) Johnson of Albert Lea; sister-in-law, Edna (Duane) Fenske of South Carolina; many nieces and nephews; and her “other kids” Walter and Becky Johnson and Kenny and Janelle Thorson, all of Glenville.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Palmer; sons, Palmer, Jr. and Ronald Granholt; infant daughter; parents, Theodore and Floy; in-laws, Peder and Signe Granholt; brothers, Donald Bothum and Lester (Gilma) Bothum; sister, Faye (H.C.) Nelson; sister-in-law, Gladys (Harold) Westrum.

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Betty was a good friend and customer when I was Postmaster in Glenville. My sincere sympathy to the family.

Judy Mittag Mar 23 2018 12:00 AM

Kathy & Family,
So sorry for your loss. Sympathy & prayers to all.

Kimberly Anderson Mar 23 2018 12:00 AM

A BASKET GARDEN was sent on March 22, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Mike,Cheryl and family.

Expression of Sympathy Mar 22 2018 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss! Betty was a lovely lady, and we will miss her! She was
Always so appreciative, and very caring of others...loved visiting with her when she resided at Northwood assisted Living, and then later in AlbertLea. She was a very special lady!

Good friend Floris Yezek Mar 22 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Granholt

Randee and Marcy Hyde Mar 21 2018 12:00 AM

Who would have believed that we would lose parents on the same day!! I am so glad that I got to see her when she remembered and recognized me!! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. So many great memories we have of time spent together. Sending love and hugs to all. LeAnn

LeAnn Zerck Mar 21 2018 12:00 AM

Kathy, sending my sympathy to you and your family. Your mother was always such a sweet, kind lady. May your wonderful memories of her carry you through in the difficult days and months ahead.

Carol Faye Johnson-Olson Mar 21 2018 12:00 AM