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Betty Jean Leona Caswell, age 83, of Faribault, died on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Henry L. Doyle officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the Boldt Funeral Home on Tuesday.

Betty Jean Leona, the daughter of Gordon W. and Martha A. (Kruger) Sommer, was born on April 6, 1932 in Pratt. She graduated from Owatonna High School in 1950. Betty Jean married Samuel W. Caswell on February 21, 1953 at the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour, Faribault, and he preceded her in death on December 13, 2010. She was a loving homemaker and enjoyed canning, cooking, baking and gardening.

She is survived by four children, David Caswell of Mesa, AZ, Darlene (and Jeff) Dawald, Barbara Budahl (and special friend, Jeff Jandro) and Tom Caswell (and special friend, Ann Deloach), all of Faribault; seven grandchildren, Shannon Heil, Angie (and Russell) Davis, Cory Jenson, Stephanie Caswell, Cassi Budahl, Ryan Dawald and Chris Dawald; seven great grandchildren, Christafer Davis, Lindsey Davis, Alex Caswell, Patrick Budahl, Jax Jenson, Abby Caswell and Nixon Jenson; two siblings, Lorraine (and Bob) Reynolds of Brandon and Gordon (and Marlys) Sommer, Jr. of Pratt; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Samuel.




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Name: Becki Bender
Email: rbend_56@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday April 15, 2015


Barb and Cassie, So Sorry to her the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God will help you through this season. God Bless you.

Name: Cathy (Sommer) Hill
Email: cathyhill622@gmail.com
Date: Friday April 10, 2015


You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss of your mother and grandmother. She was a wonderful person. Cathy (Sommer) Hill Glendale, Az

Name: Kathy Matejcek
Date: Thursday April 09, 2015


The heavens have gained another angel but the earth has lost a wonderful lady. Rest in peace Betty. My prayers are with the Caswell family.

Name: Shirley Olson
Email: littlefool4u@gmail.com
Date: Wednesday April 08, 2015


Prayers and hugs to the family. I spent a lot of time at Betty ' s house growing up. She always made me feel welcome. RIP Betty