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Betty Guderian

Betty Guderian, 86 of Milbank and formerly of Ortley died on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Golden Living Center in Milbank. Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waubay, Rev. Jeffrey Kalb will officiate. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Waubay. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday 5-7 P.M. and prior to services at the church on Saturday. Betty May Rider was born on Monday, October 26, 1925 to Mark and Estella (Kempter) Rider in Waubay, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waubay. She attended Waubay school and graduated as Salutatorian of her graduating class of Waubay High School in 1944. She taught school at Drywood School south of Sisseton in 1945. In 1948 she graduated from Bartron School of Nursing in Watertown in 1948 where she became a Registered Nurse. Betty was united in marriage to her high school “sweetheart,” Lyle Guderian on June 12, 1949 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waubay. After their marriage the couple made their home in Ortley where they raised their three daughters. After her children were in school she worked for several years as a Registered Nurse at the hospital in Webster until her retirement in 1987. In 2007 the couple moved to Milbank and she entered Golden Living Center in Milbank in July 2012. Betty was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waubay. She enjoyed baking, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Milbank, South Dakota at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 28 days. Grateful for having shared her life are her husband of 63 years, Lyle of Milbank; three daughters, Linda (Lyle) Randen of Gillette, WY, Nancy (Robert) Rumpza of Waubay, SD and Debra Larson ( special friend, Kevin Pierce) of Watertown, SD;one sister, Jean Johnson of Seattle, WA; eight grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and ten step-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Ralph and (her twin) Paul, three sisters, Margaret Rider, Lucille Rider and Catherine Rudebusch.

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Please accept my sincere sympathy. I know this has been a struggle for your Mom. She is at peace now.

Lois Tesch Nov 1 2012 12:00 AM

Our sympathy. I met Betty at the Webster hospital when I was in high school working in the hospital kitchen. She was a great nurse and a neat lady! Later I met you, Linda...what a small world. Even though we haven't been in touch for a long time, I still think of you and send you our prayers during this hard time. May the Lord comfort each of you. Marilyn and Danny Mattson Aberdeen, South Dakota

Marilyn Mattson Oct 31 2012 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. It is so hard to lose a parent.We are thinking of you and saying a prayer for all of you. God Bless

Larry and Judy Picht Oct 27 2012 12:00 AM

Grandma- You will always be in my thoughts and memories of growing up and spending every summer going to visit you and Grandpa and Nancy, Bob and Debbie. Those were some of the best times I still hold close to my heart as you took the city boy and put him in a country boy environment...and I loved it. I enjoyed watching and helping you cook and spending time with Grandpa at the shop. I'm glad that you are getting to spend your birthday with your parents and brothers and hope it's the best pain free birthday that you've ever had. I'm sure that everyone in heaven is excited to see your beautiful, shining face. I'm glad we got to see you when you were still in good health and will cherish that last memory of you forever. God Bless you Grandma and I miss you!!

Mark Randen and Shannon, Jayden and Taylor Gray Oct 26 2012 12:00 AM

Betty was one of the most "Wonerful", giving and caring persons I have ever known. She was always such a lovely neighbor. And a total "godsend", during mom's final illness, and all other times. She will be so missed, but we will all have wondrful memories of her. Rest in Peace, Betty

Gayle (From) Suchy Oct 26 2012 12:00 AM

Lyle & Family My sincere thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this sad time. Betty was definately one of my favorite people...as a nurse & as a friend.. I work at the Webster Hospital with her. She was truly one of the "best" nurses. I will remember her with the utmost admiration. Such compassion...I know she is in a better place & better hands but she will be remembered forever. Take Care...Karen

Karen Baumgarn Jaquet Oct 25 2012 12:00 AM

Lyle, Linda, Nancy and Debra and Betty's Family Members, I was so sorry to learn that Betty passed. I have so many precious memories of all of you and consider your entire family an important part of my childhood. I remember the fun times we had at your house and how welcoming your family was to the Lee kids. Betty was truly a beautiful lady with a heart of gold. My thoughts, love and prayers are with you at this sad time. Dr. Dixie Lee Klein

Dixie Lee Klein Oct 25 2012 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear Betty has gone to the Lord.She has no pain or suffering anymore. I worked with Betty at the Webster hospital,and Betty was a very good nurse and was very caring of all. BETTY will be missed by many.Prayers are for family and many friends. CO WORKER BARBARA TCHIDA

Barbara Tchida Oct 25 2012 12:00 AM