Betty Byer

January 10, 2019

Betty Byer OrigOct. 31, 1931 – Jan. 4, 2019

Betty Marie Byer, age 87 of Tyler, died Friday, Jan. 4 at Avera Tyler Hos­pital. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Interment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Marshall. Visita­tion was 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall, with Ro­sary at 4 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednes­day at the church.
Betty Marie Unger was born Oct. 31, 1931 in Wor­thington, to Fred and Bes­sie (Helms) Unger. She received her schooling in Burchard, and grew up in the Russell area. After school, Betty worked vari­ous jobs. On Nov. 8, 1950, Betty married Wilfred Byer at St. Eloi Catholic Church in Ghent. They made their home on the farm all their life, living in Lyon and Lincoln counties. Betty worked right along­side Wilfred in the fields and the barns. She espe­cially enjoyed caring for the small animals along with her pal, their farm dog Toby. Betty and Wil­fred shared over 68 years of marriage together and raised four children. She was a devoted mother and homemaker who loved her children and grandchil­dren.
Betty was once a 4-H leader and helped orga­nize Walk-A-Line Exten­sion Club. She did volun­teer work for years and was a member of the St. Dionysius CCW. She was a current member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Betty’s en­joyments in life included dancing to old-time mu­sic, gardening, flowers, and crafts. She collected snow figurines, crocheted dolls and afghans, and made many quilts for her family. She was a collec­tor of family photos, liked scrapbooking, and loved a good recipe. Betty was a great cook, she made many special foods and goodies for family, most notably her caramel rolls. She shared her talents by doing wedding and gradu­ation cakes.
Betty Marie Byer died in Tyler on Friday, Jan. 4. She had reached the age of 87 years, two months and four days. Blessed and eternal be her memory.
Betty is survived by her loving husband Wilfred Byer of Tyler; four chil­dren—Philip Byer of Tyler, Geraldine (Joe) Citterman of Chanhassen, Jerome Byer (Wanda Thomas) of Arco, and Linda (Greg) Goodmund of Russell; nine grandchildren— Sta­cy Dresser, Kristin (Nate) Riess, Jennifer (Josh) Moen, Michelle Citterman, Jason Byer (Jennifer Stulk­en), Lisa (Mark) Pederson, Darcy Byer (Aaron Beek), Terry (Kenzie) Goodmund and Casey Goodmund (Nick Heitkamp); 13 great-grandchildren—Brianna Dresser, Hunter Dresser, Niklas Dresser, Charlie Dresser, Sienna Moen, Zoe Moen, Logan Riess, Emma Riess, Colton Byer, Easton Pederson, Brielle Ped­erson, Alexa Goodmund and Stella Goodmund; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Bessie Unger, brother Walter (Jane) Un­ger, and daughter-in-law Carol Byer.
Arrangements by the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall, Minnesota. 507- 532-2933. Guest book and tribute wall available on­line at www.hamiltonfh. com.