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Betty Hofstad 1925-2012

Aug 30, 2012

Funeral service for Betty Hofstad of Emmetsburg will be Friday, Aug. 31, at 2 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Kim Peterson will officiate.

Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is today, Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.

Betty L. Hofstad, daughter of Lee and Lillian (Seymore) Seaman, was born June 19, 1925, in Green- ville, IA. Betty completed her education, graduating from Spencer High School.

On Dec. 25, 1944, Betty was united in marriage to Donald Hofstad in Emmetsburg. To this union four children were born. She and Don, along with their children, made their home most of their lives in the Midwest area, moving back to Emmetsburg in the late 1960s.

Betty worked for the Palo Alto State Bank and spent many years volunteering for the local Welcome Wagon Organization. She was an avid Bridge player and member of her local Bridge Club. Betty enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Emmetsburg Country Club where she played league golf. In her later years, she took up painting, sharing her art work with the community and her family. Betty was a devoted and active member of Bethany Lutheran Church and church circle in Emmetsburg.

Betty was a resident of Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg for the past three years. She passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at the age of 87.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Don.

She is survived by her children, Barbara Bechtel of Piney Point, MD, Vicky Follansbee of Northfield, MN, Jeri Wilhelm of Vista, CA and Ben Hofstad of Emmetsburg; 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; brother, Ron Seaman of Emmetsburg; brother-in-law, Jerry Hofstad of Emmetsburg; as well as a very dear friend, Ruth Hand, whom the family would like to personally thank for her many years of support and friendship she showed to Betty. Betty will be dearly missed and is loved by her many family members and friends.

The family wishes memorials be made to Bethany Lutheran Church or Lakeside Lutheran Home.

Condolences can be left at www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com