Burnadeese Deutsch, 95Burnadeese “Petty” Deutsch, 95, died October 11, 2009 at Knute Nelson Home in Alexandria.
Burnadeese “Petty” Deutsch, 95, died October 11, 2009 at Knute Nelson Home in Alexandria.
Burnadeese was born in Grant County on October 18, 1913 to Merinous and Anna K. (Whitbeck) Nelson. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith in that area. Petty graduated from Barrett High School.
On July 21, 1935, Petty was united in marriage to Otto Deutsch. The couple farmed for many years in rural Elbow Lake and were members of Christ Lutheran Church there. In 1948, the family moved to Alexandria, where they have lived ever since. They were members of Zion Lutheran Church.
Petty was a work-at-home seamstress during her working years. She created many bridal and wedding party gowns. She also served her church by teaching release time school and also working on the funeral lunch committee for many years.
She is survived by her daughter, Delphyne Betancourt of Brooklyn Park; granddaughter, Shannon (Alex) van Oosterom of St. Paul; great-grandchildren, Anneke van Oosterom and Isaac van Oosterom; brother, Virgil Nelson of Fridley; sister, Avis Like of Brownwood, TX; and special grandson, Charlie Woodrow of Newport, WA.
Petty was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son-in-law, Frank Betancourt; sister, Mazie; and brothers, Marley and Milburn.
Funeral services were held on Petty’s 96th birthday, October 18, 2009, at Knute Nelson Chapel in Alexandria with the Rev. William Moeller officiating. Music was provided by Irma Brockberg and Dan Olson. Interment was at Union Cemetery in Elbow Lake.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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