Services for Bergetta G. “Betty” Bingham
Bergetta G. “Betty” Bingham, age 82, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Friday, October 11th, at her home with her family by her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16th, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fosston with Father JohnMelkies Suvakeen presiding. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Fosston. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. followed by a Prayer Service on Tuesday, October 15th, and for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. All visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fosston. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at www.carlinfuneral.com.
Bergetta Gene “Betty” Salvhus Bingham was born on November 2, 1936 at the family farm near McIntosh, Minnesota to parents George and Leona (Throndson) Salvhus. She attended country school for seven years. She took the Iowa Basics Test at the end of 7th grade and passed the 8th grade level. She then began 9th grade at McIntosh High School, graduating in 1953 at the age of 16 years. In the fall of that year, she started working at the Fosston Hospital as a Nurse’s Aide. Betty met the love of her life that same year and married Bill on September 11, 1954.
Betty also worked as a kidney dialysis technician and was on the treasury board for Rosebud Township for several years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and served as treasure guild group leader. In addition, she raised six children and worked on the farm beside her husband and family.
Betty was famous for her lefse. She always wanted her lefsa talent to be handed down through the generations. She taught her daughters, who have in turn, shown their children and spouses how to make her delicious lefse.
Betty passed away on Friday morning, October 11, 2019 at her home with family by her side, at the age of 82 years.
Survivors include five children, Debbie Lofstrand, Pamela (Mark) Kreidelcamp, Mark (Nina) Bingham, Scott (Elsa) Bingham, , and Kristi (Brady) Maruska; 13 grandchildren, Jill (William) Maul, Adam Bingham, Brian Bingham, Mary (Luke) Combs, Harlee Bingham, Bill Bingham II, Rebecca Bingham, Lee (Jen) Forsberg, Joseph Kreidelcamp, AnnMarie (Nicholas) Kubert, Kelsey Bingham, Taylor Bingham, Trevor Bingham, Brad Maruska and Ashley Maruska; 17 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren; one sister, Laura Evans; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda; her parents; two grandsons, John Thomas and Benjamin; twin great grandchildren; brother, Andrew Salvhus; and sister-in-law, Donna Salvhus.
Honorary Pallbearers: All of Betty’s grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Active Pallbearers: Adam Bingham, Lee Forsberg, Harlee Bingham, Bill Bingham II, Trevor Bingham, and Brad Maruska.