Betty J. Haskin -Hayfield
On Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, the angels came to take Betty Joan Haskin home to be with our Lord, after a short battle with cancer.
Betty was born July 11, 1941, to Edward and Josephine (Skok) Ripka in Owatonna. She grew up and attended school in Claremont. She married the love of her life, Daryl Haskin, in 1958, at Evanger Lutheran Church, and they were blessed with 53 1/2 years of marriage. Betty worked side by side with Daryl at the gas station they owned in West Concord for many years. They moved to Hayfield in 1978, where she worked for the Window Company, Vet Clinic, Menards, and finished her last couple years working with her daughter at the tax office.
Betty enjoyed working in her flower garden and working in the yard with her husband. Betty taught us that God, family and love are most important in life, and led us all by example.
Betty is survived by her loving husband, Daryl Haskin; her three children, Cindy Hornstein, Ronald (Candy) Haskin and Connie (Mark) Kaehler; grandchildren, Kari, Jennifer, Tisha, Chad, Angela, Amy, Alicia and Cori; step-grandchildren, Nathan, Chelsea, Heather, Jake and Jordan; 20 great-grandchildren; brother, Eugene Ripka; a special man she considered a brother, Hookie Allen; brothers and sisters-in-law; and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Marvin and Donald, father and mother-in-law, Henry and Myrtle Wilkerson, and many aunts and uncles.
A memorial and celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Evanger Lutheran Church, 33554 660th Avenue in Sargeant, with the Rev. Paul Hauschild officiating. Interment will be in Evanger Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, 501 2nd Street N.W. in Hayfield, Minn., and one hour before the service on Wednesday.