Betty Westphal, 82, Spring Valley

Published 11:38 am Monday, December 10, 2012

Betty Westphal, 82, of Spring Valley, Minn., died early Saturday, Dec 8, 2012.

Betty J. Westphal

Betty Jean Westphal was born Jan. 4, 1930, to John Kappers and Louise (Tienter) Kappers in Spring Valley and was baptized March 8, 1931 at the Lutheran church in Ostrander, Minn. She attended school through the 10th grade and was united in marriage to Harold Westphal on Sept. 25, 1948, near Ostrander at the home of Betty’s brother, Vernon Kappers. She was confirmed on Oct. 22, 1950, at First English Lutheran Church following her marriage to Harold.

Betty worked at the Coast-To-Coast in Spring Valley for 14 years and for the Spring Valley Lumber Yard, where she also worked for 14 years. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, making crafts and crocheting. Her greatest joy was spending time with her loving, caring husband and family.

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She is survived by her husband Harold of Spring Valley; a daughter, Carol Daugherty of Byron, Minn.; a son, Gary (Diane) Westphal of Alexandria, Minn.; two grandchildren, Bradley (Stephanie) Westphal of Lino Lakes, Minn., and Corey Westphal of Minneapolis; two great-grandchildren, Kellen and Tyler; and a sister, Bess Berg of Ostrander. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jerry, in infancy; a grandson, Kyle; a son-in-law, Jim Daugherty; six brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral services for Betty J. Westphal will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at First English Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Loel Wessel officiating. Burial will take place in the Spring Valley Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate your monetary support of the Spring Valley Cemetery. Condolences may be left at