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Betty Asker

Betty Asker entered the presence of the Lord Jesus on Dec. 31, 2010.  While everyone was celebrating the New Year’s arrival here on earth, Betty was preparing to enter a celebration like no other. Family had arrived and spent the last hours with her reading, singing and laughing as she would have wanted it. Betty’s body finally gave out after many years of Alzheimer’s disease.

Betty Asker was born April 16, 1925 to Dale and Marie Hess. She attended school in Goshen and spent a year at Manchester College.  She worked at Woolworths and was a bookkeeper for Penn Electric.  A friend introduced her to Donald and they were married April 26, 1952. They resided in several cities across the United States as Donald worked on airport radar for the federal government. They spent two weeks every year at a time share in Jupiter Florida calling it the Sand pile. She is well known for her lavender sand-dollar earrings. Betty enjoyed reading, word puzzle books and keeping up on current events.  She was a homemaker, devoting her life to caring for her family.

Betty is survived by children Ed (LeeAnn) Asker, Brainerd, Minn. and Kathleen (Tim) Henricks, Marriottsville, Md.; grandchildren Brian (Sandi) Asker, Duluth, Minn., Angela (Jess) Otteson, Robbinsdale, Minn., Brandon (Jessica) Asker, New Hope, Minn., Josh Henricks, Marriottesville, Md., Jan Henricks, Pittsburg, Pa., and Amy Henricks, Marriottesville, Md.; great grandchildren Calista and Elam Asker, Duluth, Minn.; and sister, Phyllis (Arnold) Cline, Sun City, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her parents brother, Robert Swihart; and sister, Carol Swihart.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5 at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church in Baxter with Pastor Dan Werthman officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Lakewood Evangelical Free Church, Chapelgate Presbyterian Church or Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements are with Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.