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Betty Lou Lohmann

Sunday, June 24, 2012
4:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Silvernale-Silha Funeral Homes
221 North Meade Avenue

Monday, June 25, 2012
10:00 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church
387 S. Central Ave.
Beach, ND 58621

Coon Rapids, Minnesota: Betty Lou Lohmann, age 86, formerly of Sentinel Butte, North Dakota, passed away from natural causes on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Epiphany Assisted Living in Coon Rapids. She was surrounded by family and wonderful staff at Epiphany who loved her. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Beach, North Dakota. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, June 25, 2012 at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Beach with Reverend Scott Hojnacki officiating. Interment will follow the luncheon at the Lohmann Cemetery in Sentinel Butte. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Beach has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Betty was born on May 11, 1926 in Beach, at the Johnstone Memorial Hospital, a daughter of William and Clara (Anderson) Hollar, joining two half-brothers, Harold and Fritz Hollar, and one half-sister, Marie Trester. She attended school in Beach all the way up to the twelfth grade, missing graduation by three months so she could marry Glen Lohmann, who was soon to be deployed to battle in World War II.
After the war ended, Betty and Glen made their home on a ranch north of Beach where she was a homemaker for thirty-two years until Glen unexpectedly passed away in 1975. Eventually Betty married Ray Horn, and they lived in Alaska and then Bigfork, Montana where the brief marriage ended in a divorce. Betty continued to live in Bigfork where she became an accomplished china painter and gardener.
Betty was President of the Bigfork Garden Club, a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bigfork, and also very active in the Senior Citizenís Center in Bigfork.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glen Lohmann; one half-sister, Marie; two half-brothers, Harold and Fritz; and brother-in-law Bud Lohman.
Betty is survived by two daughters, Judy (Leroy) Knote of Billings, Montana and Jill (Glenn) Thieling of Coon Rapids; one son, Glen (Cheryl) Lohmann of Dickinson, North Dakota; one very loved sister-in-law, Muriel Lohman of Glendive, Montana; eight grandchildren, Andy (Anna) Knote of Colorado, Renee (Alan) Schroeder of Bozeman, Montana, Travis (Ricci) Lohmann of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, G J Lohmann of Glen Ullin, North Dakota, Cassie (Josh) Copple of Andover, Minnesota, Bryan (Tara) Thieling of Lonsdale, Minnesota, Laton (Janessa) Lohmann of Hillsboro, Minnesota, Andrea (Wes) Krebs of Belfield, North Dakota; eight great-grandchildren; Tyler and Jordan Lohmann, Addison and Mason Copple, Khyla and Sammy Thieling, Clara and Rafe Krebs; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
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