Betty Bowers

Betty Bowers, 82, of East Bethel, died January 23, 2011 at her home.

Betty Eve Bowers was born March 5, 1928 in Grantsburg, Wis. to Levern
and Luella (Grushus) Sutliff. She was raised and lived her early years
in the Webster, Wis. area.

Betty married Philip Bowers on March 17, 1972. They made their first home in Blaine and then in 1973 they built their home in East Bethel. Betty was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Spring Lake Park. Betty dealt in antiques and had booths in several antique malls. She also owned Country Lane Antiques in East Bethel. Betty was very involved in all of the family activities and her life revolved around her family.

Betty is survived by her husband, Philip of East Bethel; 3 daughters, Nancy (Rich) Childers of Maple Grove, Jan Dillinger of Cambridge, Valerie Sahr-Steppat of St. Francis; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Colleen) Sutliff of St. Paul; sister, Delores (Larry) Schmidt of Columbia Heights; and by many other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel with Rev. Obid Hofland officiating. The soloist will be Mary Falk and Mary Kay O’Neill will serve as organist. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Turtle Lake, Wis.