Betty Thompson-Rinas, 84Betty Mae Thompson-Rinas, 84, formerly of Montevideo, died at the Clara City Care Center on Friday, March 19, 2010.
Betty Mae Thompson-Rinas, 84, formerly of Montevideo, died at the Clara City Care Center on Friday, March 19, 2010.
Betty was born November 14, 1925 in Spring Grove to Maurice and Blanche (Ekren) Fladager.
She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove and later confirmed her Christian faith at the same altar. Betty attended and graduated from school in Spring Grove. She went on to continue her formal education at the Minnesota School of Business after which she worked for Pillsbury Company in Minneapolis.
On August 31, 1946 she was united in marriage to Virgil A.I. Thompson in Spring Grove. Their union was blessed with four children, Robert, John, Barbara and James. In 1953, the family moved to Montevideo where Virgil served the community as pharmacist until his death on December 31, 1976.
In January of 1984, Betty married Fred Rinas at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Montevideo. The couple moved to Alexandria. After Fred’s death in 2006, Betty moved to Willmar for a short time. Due to her declining health, she became a resident of Clara City Care Center, where she lived until her death.
Betty was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Montevideo, actively serving in the Lydia Circle. She enjoyed golf, playing cards and especially cherished the time she spent with family and friends.
Betty is survived by her children, Robert (Ruth) Thompson of Tucker, Georgia, John (Annette) Thompson of Spicer, Barbara (David) Kise of Baltimore, Maryland, and James (Jacque) Thompson of Montevideo; grandchildren, Kelly Thompson, Angela Flaaten, Jennifer John, Sherry Kise, Heather Johnson, Tera Chester, Michael Thompson, Christopher Thompson and Victoria Thompson; great-grandchildren, Jayden Chester, Madeline John, Aspen Thompson, Olivia John and Isaac Johnson; and her sister, Louise (Lee) Sundet of Naples, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Virgil, in 1976 and her husband, Fred, in 2006.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 23 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Montevideo.
Arrangements were with Wing-Bain Funeral Home in Montevideo.
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