Betty Kirschenman

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Betty A. Kirschenman, age 79 of Menno passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at the Menno-Olivet Care Center, Menno. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Chapel, Yankton, SD. Visitations will be from 5-8 PM, Friday, February 15, 2013 at the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the funeral chapel. Pallbearers will be Martin Nelson, Robert Heckenlaible, Kellin Kirschenman, Gordon Hauck, Mike Hauck, and Gary Hauck. Betty Ann was born on April 27, 1933 to Daniel and Edith (Frank) Watson. She married LeRoy Kirschenman on October 21, 1953. Betty would have celebrated her 80th birthday party April 27, 2013 and their 60th wedding anniversary October 21, 2013. Betty volunteered at the Menno-Olivet Care Center Auxiliary for 31 years. She was very faithful about being present to their Tuesday morning craft days and spent a lot of her time doing crafts for the auxiliary and also enjoyed doing crafts at home. She eventually became a resident of the Menno-Olivet Care Center in October of 2011 and resided there until her passing on February 14, 2013. Betty made 90 quilts in her lifetime and made one for each of her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, LeRoy of Menno, SD; daughter, Brenda (Dean) Grussing of St. Paul, MN; son, Darwin Kirschenman (Carol) of Menno, SD; daughter, Belva (Roger) Heckenlaible of Menno, SD; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Minten of Alton, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Velma and infant brother, Willis.
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