Betty Jane Christensen, age 86, of Tyler passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Sunrise Manor. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 9 at Danebod Lutheran Church. Visitation is 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday at the Tyler Area Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Burial is at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Danebod Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent via www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Tyler Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Betty Jane (Andersen) Christensen was born May 9, 1931 in Hope Township, Lincoln County, Minnesota to Andrew and Eva (Frederiksen) Andersen. She graduated from Tyler High School in 1949. Betty worked at the courthouse in Ivanhoe for a number of years. In 1950, she met VerLane Christensen at a dance in Pipestone. On July 11, 1951 Betty and VerLane were united in marriage at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Betty began working as secretary at the school in Tyler in 1976 where she worked for nearly 40 years. After her retirement, Betty continued helping out at school whenever needed. She also worked at New Vista for several years. Betty was a member of the Red Hat Society and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a very active member of Danebod where she served on the church board and volunteered for many activities. Betty enjoyed cross stitch, gardening, playing cards, baking and cooking, and reading. She loved spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Betty is survived by her sons: Dale (Lynn) of Pequot Lakes and Todd (Denise) of Tyler; grandchildren: Marcy, Scott, and Kimberly, Tina, Trista and Tregg; great grandchildren: Owen, Bradyn, Adrienna, Rylan, Liam, Brockstyn, Logan, and Ashton; sister Val Pace of California; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband VerLane, son Doug, sister Donna, and brothers Kenny, Arvin, and Norville.