Services for Elizabeth “Betty” Barsness

Elizabeth “Betty” Barsness, age 86, of Bovey, MN passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth, MN.

Betty was born in 1933 to Edmond and Cecelia Bernier in Lambert Township, MN. She graduated from Oklee High School. Betty and Lloyd Barsness were united in marriage on November 11, 1949 in Oklee, MN and later moved to Grand Rapids, MN where they made their home.

Betty had many interests and loves in life. She loved gardening, cooking, and especially baking. She particularly enjoyed family gatherings with her children and grandchildren where she could have everyone sample the new recipes she had tried. Betty loved feeding and watching her birds, knitting and crocheting, reading and watching game shows, as well as attending the Fifties Club and playing bingo with Jodi and Flo.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd; son, Lloyd Jr; daughter, Debbie Castle; grandson, Elijah Barsness; two great grandchildren, Hope Michelle Versich and Adam Lloyd Castle; and sister, Florence Dunham.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Bonnie (Michael) Riley of Hibbing, MN, Linda (Nelson) Dean of Saltillo, TX; sons, David (Patsy) Barsness of Grand Rapids, MN, Larry (Debbie) Barsness of Grand Rapids, MN, Brian (Becky) Barsness of Lake City, MN; son-in-law, Ed Castle; 15 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, MN followed by the 11:00 AM Memorial Service. Rev Ben Buchanan will officiate.

Arrangements are with Rowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Grand Rapids, MN. To   sign   the   online   guestbook   or   send   condolences   visit


Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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