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BettyMae Louise Brogger

October 22, 1941 — April 7, 2024

Crookston

Betty Mae Louise Brogger, 82, of Crookston, MN, and formerly of Talmoon, MN and the Twin Cities, passed away at her residence, in the care of her family and Hospice of the Red River Valley.

 Betty Mae was born in Cass Lake, MN on October 22, 1941, the daughter of Clarence and Edna Mae (Faymoville) Brogger. After her mother passed at age 6 Betty lived with an aunt and uncle near Cass Lake, then at the age of 8 she moved to her Aunt Betty and Uncle Larry’s in Mounds View, MN, and graduated from Mounds View High School with the Class of 1959. While living in the northern suburbs of Robbinsdale and Blaine, Betty Mae was employed at a Bank and later for a Book Bindery.  The greatest part of her working career was spent with Medtronics, a medical device company best known for making heart pacemakers. At the time of her retirement Betty Mae served the Corporation as an inspector overseeing the assembly line production. She relocated to Talmoon, located on MN Hwy 6, north of Deer River, MN before coming to Crookston. Bowling, fishing, and embroidering were among her favorite past times.

 Betty Mae was the birthmother of 2 girls and 3 boys who were given up for adoption and raised in loving families. Later in their lives they all came to know her and the girls cared for her during her last years as her health began to fail. She is survived by: Nerissa (Mike) LaCoursiere of Brooks, MN, Scott (Karen) Bennett of Jeffersonville, IN, Mike (Donna) Steuck of Sioux Falls, SD, Sharon (Cary) Dufault of Crookston, MN, and Mark (Angie) Zickrick of Rock Island, IL; 14 grandchildren: Mitchele (Stacey) LaCoursiere, Samantha (Michael) Pinter, Melissa (Zachary) Nelson, Jessica (Matthew) Hulne, Michael, Matthew, Tiffany (Eric) Biermaier, Anthony LaCoursiere, Lindsey (Allen) Graff, Ben (Ariel) Zickrick, Devin Steuck, Ashley (Jordan) Rookstool, Rusty (Alexandra) Roy, and Becky (Tim Rosza) Zickrick; 23 great-grandchildren: Aisley, Eliana, Annika, Natalie, Owen, Caleb, Jaden, Zachary Jr., Lane, Jordan, Laura, Adam, Connor, Jacob, Leah, Jaxon, Morgan, Jase, Mason, Remi, Remi, Audrey, and Rori.  She also leaves behind Erlene (Pine) Keppinger and family, who has been like a daughter and part of her life for many years along with all of Joe’s other children and grandchildren; Brother, Cliff (Carol) Brogger; Brother/Cousin, Ronald (Diane) Brogger; Sister/Cousin, LuAnn (Gail) Moe; and Niece, Michelle (Dale) Schultz.

 Betty Mae is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Edna Mae Brogger; Aunt Betty and Uncle Larry Brogger who helped raise her after her mother passed; Life-Partner, Joe Mainville; Cousin/Sister Karen Braswell; Cousin/Brother Donald Brogger and both sets of grandparents.

A Memorial Service for Betty Mae Louise Brogger will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2024 in the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home, Crookston.  Visitation with the family will be for one hour prior to the service and the service will be livestreamed on her obituary page at www.stenshoelhouske.com. Messages of condolence may be offered to the family on the funeral home’s website as well.  

 

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Friday, July 12, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Stenshoel-Houske Funeral & Cremation Service

615 South Minnesota Street, Crookston, MN 56716

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A Memorial Service for Betty Mae Louise Brogger will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2024 in the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home, Crookston. Visitation with the family will be for one hour prior to the service and the service will be livestreamed on her obituary page at www.stenshoelhouske.com. Messages of condolence may be offered to the family on the funeral home’s website as well.

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