Betty Lou Battenfeld

BETTY LOU (SPEAR) BATTENFELD, age 84 of Waseca died on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Pathstone Living in Mankato.

Born on October 31, 1933 in Wells, Minnesota, she was the daughter of Julius and Edna (Van Guilder) Drager.  Betty graduated from Morristown High School in 1951.  She married William Spear in 1952 and they were married for 31 years.  Following William’s death, Betty moved to Waseca and was briefly married to Vernon Glaser until he passed away.  Betty married Edward Battenfeld on June 15, 1991 and they were married for 25 years.  She was employed at Brown Printing Co. in Waseca for 29 years before retiring in 1994.  Betty enjoyed bowling, playing cards, cooking, baking, canning, crocheting and doing crossword puzzles.   She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Waseca and was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary. 

She is survived by her children, Rick Spear and friend Kathy of St. Clair, Randy Spear and friend Michelle of St. Clair, Rhonda (Steve) Spear Koeck of Madison Lake, Robin (Andy) Spear Reichard of Pemberton and Rochelle (Bart) Spear Routh of Stafford, VA; three step-children; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She is also survived by sister-in-law, Rose Drager.   She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 husbands; daughter-in-law, Cathy Spear; sister, Francella; and brother, Marvin.

Visitation will be held at Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waseca on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 4-7 PM and continue on Saturday, one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM at St. John Lutheran Church in Waseca with Rev. John Omans officiating.  Burial will follow at Woodville Cemetery. 



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