Richard "Rich"  Betts

Richard Francis Betts, age 70, of Rochester, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at Saint Marys Hospital.

Richard was born March 26, 1949, in Stewartville to Laor and Loretta (Cooley) Betts. He graduated from Mayo High School in 1967.

On Oct. 2, 1970 he married Marie E. Block in Sioux Falls, S.D. The couple lived in Rochester. Richard worked at the Mayo Clinic warehouse for 38 years. He was an avid softball player for many years. Richard also loved going to the John Marshall basketball games. He loved fishing, camping and waterskiing with his family.

Richard is survived by his wife, Marie Betts of Rochester; two sons, Todd Betts of LeRoy,and Brian Betts of Rochester; daughter, Kelly (Brent) Roelofs of Preston; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Betts of Las Vegas, Nev., and Ronald Betts of Rochester; three sisters, Diane (Ken) Hoerner of Rochester,Darlene (Truman) Clausen of St. Paul, and Carol Betts of Las Vegas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Laor and Loretta Betts; grandparents, George and Mildred Cooley; and sister-in-law, Marvel Betts.

The funeral service for Richard will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Thursday. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.

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