Betty Christensen


Betty ChristensenBetty 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  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.


  1. Twyla Hennen says

    RIP Aunt Betty.

  2. Duane and Cindy Mertens says

    Thoughts are with you during this time.

  3. Gretchen Tommeraasen says

    Betty will be missed by many people. She was one of the most gentle and kind people I’ve had the privilege of knowing.

  4. Beverly Hummel says

    We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Betty. We both remember her well as a happy and wonderful lady. Randy remembers her during her years at the school as being kind, soft spoken and cheerful. Our sincere sympathy to her family. (Bev and Randy Hummel)

  5. Cindy Koenig says

    She had the most beautiful smile! Blessed be her memory.

  6. I knew Betty pretty much my whole life. She always had a smile and always asked about my life. It was always a special moment when I was able to see her. Rest in peace. Michelle Bittner

  7. Rhonda and Ron Wiering says

    Family of Betty, So sorry to hear of Betty’s death. I agree with everyone’s comments about her sweet, gentle, kind manner, what a nice lady she was. In sympathy, Rhonda and Ron Wiering

  8. Kim Tiedeman says

    Betty was the most compassionate lady I knew, she always had a smile and a big hug!! Betty could brighten everyones day with her smile!!!

  9. Joyce Addabbo says

    RIP Betty! I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Betty. She always had a smile on her face and she was always so kind! She will be missed, but I’m sure is at peace now. In sympathy, Joyce Addabbo

  10. Donald and Deborah Bromiley says

    Christensen Family. We are so sorry for loss. Prayers and hugs.

  11. Kathy Wilmes says

    Betty will be missed by everyone who had the honor of knowing her. I will miss her hugs, her warm smile and kind heart. She was a wonderful co-worker at RTR, always willing to do whatever was needed for students and staff members. I hope that memories of time spent together will bring you comfort in the days ahead.

  12. Jamie and Brett Nelson says

    Aunt Betty had the best laugh ever. You could only be happy when you heard her laugh. Our deepest sympathy on your loss.

  13. Maria Johnson says

    Sending thoughts and prayers

  14. Deanna Larson says

    Sorry to hear about Betty’s passing. She was such a wonderful person, so friendly and kind! She will be missed. Prayers for all of you!

  15. Sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She was a very nice lady. My sympathy to her family. Ron Ries

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