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Elizabeth R. Stegora

Elizabeth Rose Stegora passed away on Feb. 13, 2012, in Brainerd, Minn., at the age of 90. Elizabeth was born on Dec. 21, 1921, in Elmdale, Minn., to Frank and Stella Firkus. Elizabeth married Frank Stegora on Feb. 1, 1941, in Harding, Minn., and they had four children.

Betty is survived by son, Robert (Linda), Minneapolis; daughters, Judi Vopatek, Brainerd, and Carol (Jim) Johns, Harmony, Minn.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Clarence Firkus, Pierz; and sister, Maxine (Sunny) Bednar, Pierz; and sister-in-law, Dorine Firkus, Eagle Bend.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; parents; daughter, Barbara Behnke; grandson, Christopher Johns; brother, Frank; and sister, Loretta Jamma.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Brainerd. Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home and one hour prior to the Mass on Thursday at the church. Interment at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.

Family being served by:

Halvorson-Johnson Funeral and Cremation Care

Brainerd/Baxter (218) 829-3581