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Service: Trinity Lutheran Church - Faribault
  Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Visitation: The Boldt Funeral Home - Faribault on Sunday, Sept. 8 2013 from 2 to 5 p.m.
  Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 at the church for one hour prior to the services


Betty A. Velzke, age 78 of Faribault, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.

Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend Robert Snyder officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and also at the church on Monday for one hour prior to the service.

Betty Ann, the daughter of Ernest and Anna (Menzel) Lindemeier was born on April 17, 1935 in Carver County. She graduated from Bethany High School in Mankato and attended Concordia College in St. Paul. She married Warren W. Velzke on June 18, 1960 in Faribault. He preceded her in death in 2005. Betty was a teacher at Trinity Lutheran School in Red Bud, IL, Peace Lutheran School and Trinity Lutheran School both in Faribault. She taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. Betty was a member of the Trinity Board of Education, Choir, Joy Group, Mission Committee, and Women in Mission. She was LWML Trinity Past President and later Zone President, Faribault Zone, Owatonna Conference for nine years. She served on the ReaLife Board, was a Senior Center volunteer, participated with the Out To Lunch Bunch and served as past president of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 43. Betty enjoyed her Red Hat Society, gardening, cooking and canning, playing cards, traveling, farmerís market and sweet corn stand.

She is survived by three children, Jackie (and Steve) Denninger of Medford, Joyce Velzke of Brooklyn Center and Carl (and Nicole) Velzke of Cedar Grove, WI; five grandchildren, Jordan Wente, Lindsey Wente and Grace Velzke, Jamison Velzke and Amelia Velzke; special friend, Don Sticha of Faribault; two siblings, Maxine (and Darryl) Demm of Horseshoe Bend, AR and Rolland (and Diane) Lindemeier of Norwood Young America; brothers and sisters in law, Gordon (and Eleanor) Velzke, Mary Ann (and Ray) Sanders, Hank (and Mary Ellen) Velzke, Ruby Velzke all of Faribault, Gloria Lindemeier of Bozeman, MT and Fern Lindemeier of Norwood Young America; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one grandson, Joseph Wente; brothers, Ralph and Roger Lindemeier; brother in law Milton Velzke.

Memorial gifts may be directed to Faribault Area Hospice, Faribault Lutheran School and Preschool or Camp Omega.


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Name: Nancy Maas, Maggie Stoeckel
Date: Saturday September 14, 2013


Jackie, We are so sorry to hear that your Mother has passed away. Maggie had her as a preschool teacher and loved her. She was such a kind and gentle lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls.

Name: Greg Anderson
Email: anderson@ipfw.edu
Date: Monday September 09, 2013


I just saw Betty's obituary, and I want you to know how sad I was to read it. I greatly appreciated your mom and dad, and how they modeled their Christianity. May the assurance of our faith comfort you...Iam Tom Anderson's brother and Ethan Anderson's uncle.

Name: Chris Bisping Hopkins
Email: bikermom@hometownsolutions.net
Date: Saturday September 07, 2013


I am saddened to hear of Betty's death at much too young an age. She was always so kind, gentle, soft spoken, and loving to everyone. She took a genuine interest in the lives of those she met. We had great fun at family reunions, too. She will be greatly missed. You all have my deepest sympathy. Jackie--I'm so sorry I cannot be there for the funeral.

Name: Todd Voge
Email: toddvoge@gmail.com
Date: Saturday September 07, 2013


Mrs. Velzke was my kindergarten teacher in 1973. She was a wonderful teacher and an awesome lady. I've been blessed to know her. She started me on a path to life-long learning and for that I am thankful. God be with the family as you go through this loss. Know God took her home and we will again see her at the Resurrection.

Name: Helen Spitzack
Date: Friday September 06, 2013


My memories of Betty Velzke will be knowing her as a woman never hesitating to live her life or give advise as God's witness to those around her and those to whom she served or to the groups over which she presided. Thanks be to God for Betty!

Name: Robert & Kathy Wente
Email: rwente@hickorytech.net
Date: Friday September 06, 2013


Such a gracious, lovely, Christian lady! She will be deeply missed! Robert and Kathy Wente