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Beatrice Louise Demuth

October 15, 1928 October 5, 2015
Beatrice Louise Demuth
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Obituary for Beatrice Louise Demuth

Worthington, MN


      Beatrice (Betty) Louise (Moriarty) Demuth, age 86, of Worthington, Minnesota, passed away Monday, October 5, 2015 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

      Betty was born October 15, 1928, to Dan and Leona (Biever) Moriarty, in Woodstock, Minnesota. She grew up in Woodstock and graduated from Pipestone High School. She also graduated from beauty school in St. Paul.

      She was united in marriage to Robert J. Demuth, Sr. on September 10, 1949, at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Woodstock, Minnesota. They lived in St. Paul where Betty was a beautician, moving in 1953 to Woodstock where they owned a liquor store. In 1957 they moved to Worthington, Minnesota, where they established Demuth Insurance Agency. Betty later became a realtor for Demuth and Delperdang Insurance and Real Estate. Betty was a great dancer and one of the most personable conversationalists one could ever meet. She enjoyed playing cards, camping and scrap booking. A member of St. Mary’s Parish since 1957, Betty sang in its choir for 18 years. Betty was a participant in the Blandin Community Leadership Program and the 1995 winner of the Worthington Chamber Athena Award.

      Betty was first and foremost a loving wife, mother to five children, grandmother to 14 children and great grandmother to 12 children. Bob and Betty were married 66 years. Their children include Jeanne (Richard) Green of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Robert S. Demuth Jr. (Sandy) of Worthington, Minnesota; Jill (Barry) Hinsperger of Rushmore, Minnesota; Mary (Brett) Roetman of Lusk, Wyoming; and Michelle (Tom) Salzwedel of Lakefield, Minnesota.

      Visitation will be at Benson Funeral Home, Worthington on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Worthington, Minnesota.

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