Betty Highdale, 87, of Battle Lake

Published 10:32am Monday, September 17, 2012 Updated 12:34pm Monday, September 17, 2012

Betty Highdale, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Battle Lake Good Samaritan Center.

Betty Lou Highdale was born on Dec. 17, 1924, in Fergus Falls, the daughter of John and Elna (Dalluge) Sorenson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith and attended school in Fergus Falls then rural country school in Clitherall Township through the eighth grade.

Betty and Selmer Highdale were married on Jan. 20, 1946 in Underwood. They together farmed.

Betty had been employed with the Farmers State Bank in Underwood, the Underwood Hardware store, then with Medallion Kitchens of Fergus Falls.

After Sam and Betty retired in 1970, they moved into and worked as caretakers for five years at the Summit Village Apartments in Battle Lake.

They moved to Underwood living in the Tamarac Manor for two years, then returned to Summit Village. Sam passed away on Dec. 15, 1988.

Betty entered the Battle Lake Care Center in December of 2008.

She really enjoyed her life at the Good Samaritan and appreciated the wonderful care she received. At the home she enjoyed getting ready for bingo, coffee times and going to the church service on Sundays.

Betty kept Kit Kat candy bars which she would give to the staff and friends.

She loved the outdoors, loved to clean and was a very immaculate person who liked to help people.

She is survived by one son, Larry (Detsy) Highdale of Kensington; three grandchildren, Tom Highdale of Kensington, Pam (Michael) Ellefson of Osakis and Jim Highdale of Alexandria; seven great-grandchildren, Brittany, Tiffany, Brandon, Zachary, Cameron, Scott and Jeffrey; and by numerous relatives and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, John and Elna Sorenson; her husband, Sam; one great-grandson, John Jr.; five sisters and two brothers.

Visitation: One hour prior to the service

Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Battle Lake Good Samaritan Center

Clergy: Rev. Jake Dyrhaug

Burial: First Lutheran Cemetery, Battle Lake

Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Battle Lake

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