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Betty L. Aasland

CROSSLAKE — Betty L. Aasland, 79, of Crosslake, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at her home.

Memorial services for Betty will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Crosslake Lutheran Church with Pastor Larry Quanbeck officiating. Family and friends are invited to gather one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be at Pinewood Cemetery in Crosslake.

Betty was born March 18, 1932, in Rochester, Minn., the daughter, of Emil and Emma (Rubal) Mundt. She was baptized (1932) and confirmed (1946) from Trinity Lutheran Church in Rochester. She began her education in 1938 at Rural District 99 (Haverhill) and Trinity Lutheran School before graduating from Rochester High School in 1950, Rochester Junior College in 1952, and continued her education at the University of Minnesota receiving her bachelor’s degree in 1955 and her master’s degree in 1957. Betty never stopped wanting to learn and was just short of completing her Ph.D. in education. For over 35 years, Betty worked at hospitals as a register nurse and instructor of nursing training at St. Mary’s Junior College. Teaching was her special talent throughout her life and in addition to instructing at St. Mary’s, she taught at a number of other programs as well.

On June 30, 1957, Betty was united in marriage to Amil Aasland.  The couple immediately made their home in Brooklyn Center before retiring to the Crosslake area in 1994. Betty had an interesting, challenging and spiritual life. Betty and Amil enjoyed traveling. Betty also liked to work on craft projects. She was committed to her faith, volunteering to teach Bible studies at Bethel Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Center. She was active in the Crosslake Lutheran Church as well as working with people with vision impairments. She was recognized for her dedication to vision-impaired people from the Crosslake Lions.

She will be missed by her husband of 54 years, Amil; her daughters Bonnie (Steve Ertz) Aasland and Nancy (Mark) Wiggin; her grandchildren Joshua, Andrew, Howard and Robert; great-grandchildren JJ and Ava; and her nephew Brian Mundt. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, and aunts and uncles.

Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

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