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Betty J. Horter

October 26, 1930 — November 8, 2007

BRISTOL- Betty J. Horter, 77 of Bristol died on Thursday, November 8, 2007 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Her funeral will be at 10:30 A.M. Monday, November 12, 2007 at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Bristol, Rev. Keith O. Hanson officiating. Burial will be in the Bristol Cemetery. Visitation will be at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster on Sunday 4-8 P.M. and prior to services on Monday. Betty Joyce Isburg was born on Sunday, October 26, 1930 to Carl and Ida (Goetsch) Isburg in a log cabin on the family ranch in Buffalo County, South Dakota. As a small child the family moved to a farm north of Holmquist in Day County, South Dakota where she grew up and attended country school. She also attended Bristol High School. On June 7, 1948 she married Willie C. Horter at Britton, South Dakota. After their marriage the couple made their home and farmed north of Bristol in Bristol Township. Mr. Horter passed away in January 1973. After his death she remained on the farm until 1976 when she moved to Bristol. She worked for Clayton Kightlinger in his café and then bought the business and operated it from 1978 until she retired in 1990. She was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Bristol where she taught Sunday School and was active in Ladies Aide and Circle. She belonged to the V.F.W. Auxiliary where she held various offices. She also was the last member of the Friendly Neighbors Club in Bristol. She loved to cook, flowers and gardening, knitting and bird watching and feeding. She always loved seeing her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Betty passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2007 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 77 years and 13 days. Survivors include one son, Willard Horter of Bristol, SD; one daughter, Bonnie (Ralph) Taylor of Bristol, SD; a brother, Leland (Betty) Isburg of Chamberlain, SD; a brother-in-law, Thad Houser of Sioux Falls, SD; two grandchildren, Dennis (Deanne) Horter of Savage, MN and Amy (Aaron) Hagen of Hastings, MN; and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one sister.
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