Betty Martinsen

Betty Delores Martinsen

Wednesday December 12, 2018
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Betty D. Martinsen, 90-year-old resident of Baxter, passed away December 12, 2018 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 21, 2018 at 11 AM at Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd, with Pastor Coop officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Betty was born on August 17, 1928 in Verndale, Minnesota to Henry and Anna (Arndt) Grewe. She grew up in the Verndale area and graduated from high school there. She was united marriage to Theodore Loss, who passed away, and then was married to Theodore Martinsen and moved to North Dakota. She worked for St. Joseph’s Hospital processing insurance claims for over 20 years, and also as the treasurer for the township of Greely, ND for 23 years. Betty was a fabulous cook. She enjoyed embroidery and canning. She will be remembered as a strong pillar of the family, for her faith, and her sense humor.
Betty is survived by her son, Michael (Suzanne) Loss, Thomas (Carla) Loss, James Loss; daughters, Debbi (Maury) Graham, Kamille (Robert) Schlagel; grandchildren, Kristina, Kandice, Jon, Amanda, Peyton, Joey, Annie; great-grandchildren, Samuel, Joseph, Kate, Amari, Gavin; and brother, Helmer Grewe.
She is preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; 6 brothers; two sisters; daughter-in-law, Regan; and grandson, Teddy.
Caring for Betty & her Family:
Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home
Brainerd Chapel 218-829-3581
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  • Memorial Service

    Friday December 21, 2018 |
    Friday December 21, 2018
    Halvorson Johnson Funeral Care Brainerd Chapel
    703 Oak Street
    Brainerd, Minnesota 56401
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    A memorial service will be held Friday, December 21, 2018 at 11 AM at Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd, MN with Pastor Coop officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


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Private Condolence

Andrea Klanderman

Posted at 05:27pm
Thank you for sharing the video with us. It's lovely and brings back many special memories of Betty and our family in North Dakota! Please accept our heartfelt condolences and prayers.
Love from our family,
Eric and Andrea Klanderman

David Grewe

Posted at 02:32pm
Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and friend. Betty helped raise me when my parents, her brother, Alfred and Leona Grewe, were working. I will always remember the good times we had she was a great aunt and friend. David and Val Grewe

Myrna Martinson Undlin

Posted at 10:15pm
My condolences to the family for the loss of Betty. I really enjoyed having her for an aunt and she and my Mom Ella were great friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Judy and Jim Anable

Posted at 03:34am
So very sorry in the passing of your mother. Please know that our hearts go out to you during this difficult time. Sending prayers for the entire family.
Rest in Gods loving care Betty.

Carla Loss Posted at 11:55am

Thank you Judy & Jim, sorry for not seeing this sooner.

Tom and Susan Lind

Posted at 07:03pm
Thinking of you during this time of mourning.
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