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Betty M. Spofford

February 7, 1924 November 7, 2011
Betty M. Spofford
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Obituary for Betty M. Spofford

Betty Mae Spofford died peacefully, surrounded by her family on November 7, 2011 in Luck, WI.


Betty was born February 7, 1924 in Minneapolis, MN to Arthur and Myrtle Olson. Betty grew up in the Minnehaha area of Minneapolis, in a neighborhood that included her extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. The oldest of three children, Betty was a devoted caregiver and friend, a child who loved to perform and recite, a beauty inside and out.


Betty was a graduate of South High School in Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota with a degree in Nursing. Nursing was a life-long career for Betty, she served in public health in Chicago, IL and later at St. Croix Valley Medical Center and Golden Valley Medical Health Center.


Betty’s spiritual life was important to her, she was an active member of Bethesda Free Church in Minneapolis as a child and young adult, and later at Luck Lutheran and Minnetonka Lutheran Churches. Betty appreciated the beauty of nature and loved the outdoors, lakes and rivers. Betty also enjoyed travel, family and friends and was always engaged in the communities she lived in.


Betty was married to Vernon Spofford and to this union 5 sons were born.


She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Gary Spofford; and sister-in-law, Jo Olson.


She is survived by her sons, Roger (Joyce) Spofford, Jeff Spofford, Craig Spofford and Mark Spofford; grandchildren, Carisa (Steven) Vermeersch, Dylan Spofford, Chad Spofford and Andrew Spofford; great-grandchildren, Olivia and Madelyn Vermeersch; sister, Audrey (Duke) Gruver; brother, William Olson; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Memorial services will be held at the Rowe Funeral Home in Luck on Monday, November 14 – visitation will begin at 1PM followed by the service at 2PM. Burial will immediately follow at the Luck Village Cemetery. Betty’s family would like to invite those attending to share a lunch with them at the Luck Senior Center.
Online condolences may be left on the following websites. Please return for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-472-2444.
Rowe Funeral Home of Luck, www.rowefh.com, and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown, www.wicremationcenter.com, have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

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