Betty Rosalie Svejkovsky, 90

Published 10:08 am Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Betty Rosalie Svejkovsky, 90, of Austin, Minnesota, died on Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Koronis Manor, Paynesville, Minnesota, due to complications from a fall.



Betty was born on June 7, 1924, to George and Minnie (Freeman) Engwall in Bloomington, Minnesota, in the house her father built. She attended grade school there, and at the age of 9 her family moved to Minneapolis in 1933. Betty graduated from Central High School in 1942, continued her education by attending a Business School and then working in the clerical department for Munsingwear. It was during her employment that Betty met and married her soulmate, Roger Svejkovsky (now deceased), at the Richfield Lutheran Church on Sept. 15, 1951, after a 5-month courtship. They lived in the home that Roger built prior to their wedding and lived there happily during their 62 years of marriage.

Betty and her husband Roger owned Rogers Jewelers and Betty worked there part-time. Betty loved being a homemaker and doing crafts, especially making her special note cards and as well as all of their Christmas cards. She particularly loved to travel with Roger in their motorhome(s) and in their retirement, wintered in Florida but mostly in California. Betty and Roger had visited all 50 United States in addition to several European countries.

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Betty is survived by two sisters-in-law: Maxine Engwall, and Rosella Svejkovsky; along with many nieces and nephews and too many great friends to mention.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband Roger, along with their infant son David; her parents; two brothers: Glen and Robert; along with one sister Dee.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Rev. Dale Christiansen officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. The family requests no flowers. Any monetary memorials will be used for perpetual gravesite flowers.