Funeral services for Betty J. Stolaas will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 13, 2020 at First Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, with Rev. John Holt officiating. Visitation will begin at 12:30 and continue until the time of the service at the church. Burial will follow the service at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Betty passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at St. John’s – The Woodlands in Albert Lea. She was 79 years old.
Betty Jean (Meyer) Stolaas was born on March 19, 1940 in Faribault County, MN to parents Norbert and Alvesta (Simon) Meyer. She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1958. On June 4, 1960, she was united in marriage to Bruce Stolaas; the couple would later divorce.
In her free time, Betty enjoyed bowling, playing bingo and playing cards. Most importantly, spending time with her family was at the top of her list! As her family grew, she enjoyed helping with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty would often reminisce about her younger years working at the A&W in Albert Lea, NW Bell, and later at Naeve Hospital in dietary.
She is preceded in death by both parents, Norbert and Alvesta Meyer; a grandson in infancy, Scott Allan Stolaas Jr.; brother, David Meyer; sister, Judy Wangsness; and a nephew, David Meyer Jr.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Robin (Tom) Evenson, Kevin (Kelly) Stolaas, Scott (Tammy) Stolaas, and Kelli Stolaas; grandchildren, Rakshita Evenson, Aruna Evenson, Carissa Anderson, Bianca Stolaas, Brandi Stolaas, Amber (Pat) Nechanicky, Scottie Stolaas, Seth (Brittany) Stolaas, Amanda (Kamel) Bowman, Brittany (fiancée, Brody Nordland) Springborg, and Courtney (Justin) Drescher; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Carol Stensrud; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.
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