Betty Cohrs


Betty CohrsBetty Mae Cohrs age 83 of rural Westbrook passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Westbrook Good Samaritan Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church on Tuesday. Interment will be in the Westbrook Cemetery.  Memorials are preferred to the American Red Cross Bloodmobile.  Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Betty Mae (Anderson) Cohrs was born May 30, 1934 in Madison, MN to Manfred O. and Helen (Holen) Anderson.  She was baptized and confirmed at the Louisburg Lutheran Church in Louisburg, MN.  She sang in the Mellotones Trio and recorded a record of their songs.  She graduated from Bellingham High School.  After her schooling, Betty worked in Chippewa Falls, WI and Minneapolis.  In 1954, she was selected as one of six Minnesota Delegates to attend a six week Encampment for Citizenship in New York City along with representatives from all states.  During this six week session, they were visitors of Eleanor Roosevelt at her Hyde Park home.  Betty was united in marriage to Vernon C. Cohrs on June 11, 1955 at Louisburg.  They made their home on the Cohrs family farm in Dovray Township.  Betty was an excellent seamstress, and very crafty and creative in all she did.  Throughout the years she was a Girl Scout Leader, Cub Scout Leader, as well as a member of many local clubs.  Betty was an animal lover throughout her life and treasured her many pets through the years.  Betty enjoyed sewing and quilting, needlecrafts, cooking, entertaining, playing cards, camping and traveling.  Betty and Vernon traveled on a farm tour of Europe in 1983 and also over the years to Canada and most states in the US.  Betty enjoyed going to auctions and loved watching parades.  She was a faithful donor to the American Red Cross.  Betty had been a resident at Westbrook Good Samaritan Care Center for the past four years and four months.  The family thanks the staff for the wonderful care over the years.

Betty is survived by her children: Patricia J. (Tom) White of Westbrook, Cindy C. Dogan of Plymouth, Vickie L. (Kenneth) Gleason of Owatonna, Robin L. Mergen of Dodge Center, and Kirby C. Cohrs of Westbrook; grandchildren: Jesse (Jeana), Lucas, Cody (Brianne), & Cole White, Carla & Paul Dogan, Dena Gleason (Josh Newell), Amy (Chris) Tacheny, Martin & Maureen Gleason, and Rebecca (Dallas) Linkenmeyer, Travis, Dylan & Taylor Timmerman; greatgrandchildren: Nathaniel Fick, Cohen, Carlin, Easton & Dean White, Andrew & Noah Tacheny and Kennedy & Mally Linkenmeyer.  Betty is also survived by her sister Jeane (Frank) Buer of Canby, brother Glen (Lorna) Anderson of Perham and sister in law Edna Anderson of Graceville.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Vernon in 2010, grandson Andrew Gleason, son in law Carl J. Mergen, brothers Russell and Donald Anderson, sister Laurel Hanson, sister in law Berniece Anderson and brother in law Eugene Hanson.


  1. Carol M. Brandt says:

    I am sorry that I am unable to attend Aunt Betty’s funeral but my heart and prayers will be with you. I have many fond memories of your Mom from my younger years. However, it has been quite awhile since I have seen any of your family. I am glad for the connections we are able to keep through Facebook.

    I love this quote by Winnie the Pooh: “How lucky I am to have somebody that makes goodbye so hard.”
    May you be blessed with wonderful memories of your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

    “Death leaves a heart-ache no one can heal;
    love leaves us memories no one can steal.”
    ~from a headstone in Ireland

    With love from Carol Anderson Brandt

  2. Arvin Cohrs says:

    So sorry for your loss, Patti and the whole family.. Betty was a neat lady!

  3. Randy & Karen Franko says:

    We are So Sorry for the loss of your Mom!!! Keep your memories as they will somehow help you thru this very sad time. Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy – Randy & Karen Franko

  4. Leo Bass says:

    My condolences on your loss. Life changes are sometimes tough, but, if we look to God, there is peace.

  5. Eunice Christensen says:

    Betty was such a beautiful, talented lady. She enriched the lives of all who knew her.
    Love and prayers for all of you. Sincerely, Eunice Christensen

  6. Claude and Ruth Larson says:

    Our sympathy to the family! We did not hear of Betty’s death, or we would have been there for the funeral! Our prayers are with the family!!????

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