Caroline T. Bettin, 92, of Urbank

Published 11:19am Friday, September 20, 2013 Updated 1:23pm Friday, September 20, 2013

Caroline T. Bettin, 92, of Urbank, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Bethany Home in Alexandria.


Caroline Tillie was born May 31, 1921, to Peter and Barbara (Reger) Koep in Urbank. She was baptized and confirmed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Urbank.

She grew up in Urbank and attended Sacred Heart Parochial School through the eighth grade.

Following her education she moved to Joplin, Mo., where she worked as a nanny.

She married George Bettin in August of 1944. Following their marriage they returned to Urbank.

In addition to raising her family, Caroline worked as a cook at the Sacred Heart School, Old Mill and Vining Palace.

She worked as a clerk for the Urbank Co-Op store until it closed three years ago when she was 89 years.

She was a member of the Urbank Lions, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Christian Mothers for 55 years, church board and choir.

In her free time, Caroline enjoyed trips to the casino, playing cards and dice and watching

Twins and Bombers baseball.

She golfed until the age of 87, handmade each grandchild a quilt, gardened and canned, especially pickles which she gave to everyone. She loved to entertain her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Caroline lived in Urbank almost all of her life and loved the town, church and people.  Even during her brief stay at Bethany she looked forward to outings with her friends and family.  She will be dearly missed.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; daughter-in-law, Arlene; five brothers, Arthur, George, Alfred, Harry and Edmund; and two sisters, Helen and Eleanor.

Caroline is survived by her three sons, Frank of Parkers Prairie, Ken (Sandy) of Avon and Pat (Claudette) of Parkers Prairie; two daughters, Muriel (Mike) Nirschl of Moorhead and Joyce Schiele of Starbuck; two sisters, Viola Klimek of Urbank and Evelyn Roers of Alexandria; two sisters-in-law, Hildegard Dorn of Fergus Falls and Evelyn Koep of Parkers Prairie; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary at 6 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the church, and one hour prior to the service.

Service: 11 a.m. Monday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Urbank

Clergy: Rev. Matthew Crane

Burial: Church cemetery

Funeral Home: Lind Family Funeral Home




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