Betty Ann Smith, 91, of Plainview, died Friday, June 14, 2019, at Seasons Hospice House in Rochester surrounded by her loving family.
Betty was born Feb. 15, 1928, in Emmet County, Iowa, to Lloyd and Anna (Poscharsky) Dahlke. Betty graduated from Dolliver High School in Iowa. On March 21, 1948, she married Leonard Smith in Emmet County. They farmed in Iowa until moving to Wabasha County in 1960 and in 1969 moved to Plainview, where they settled and raised their family. During the ‘60s Betty worked as a cook at the Idle Hour Restaurant in Wabasha and then in 1969 started her employment in the physical therapy department at Mayo Clinic, retiring in 1992.
Betty enjoyed traveling, reading, playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Plainview Church of Christ and the High Neighbors Club. Her husband, Leonard, died Sept. 14, 1989.
She is survived by her children, Dorothy (Raymond) Leitz of Waterloo, Iowa, Darwin (Genevieve) Smith of Preston, Rebecca (Doug) Nielsen, Debra (Paul) Heins, David (Linda) Smith and Del (Gloria) Smith, all of Plainview; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Arthur and William; and two sisters, Dorothy and LaVonne.
Funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Church of Christ in Plainview with Pastor Bob Blanshan officiating. Burial is at Greenwood Cemetery, Plainview. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials are preferred to Seasons Hospice or Mayo Clinic Hospice.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 Third St. SW, Plainview, MN 55964; 507-534-2003; Schadandzabelfuneralhomes.com.