|Birth: ||Nov. 7, 1922|
|Death: ||Oct. 19, 2011|
Elizabeth "Betty" M. Kainu, age 88, of Washburn, passed away, Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Northern Lights Health Care Center in Washburn, with her loving family by her side. She was born November 7, 1922 in Washburn, the daughter of George and Elsie (Kluge) Mager.
Betty was a 1941 graduate of Washburn High School. She worked at DuPont in Barksdale for a few years. She married Eugene Kainu on January 20, 1946 in Washburn. Betty worked at the Ben Franklin in Washburn and for Weight Watchers in Ashland for several years.
Betty was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church of Washburn and a longtime member of the Washburn Beautification Foundation. She was an exercise instructor in Washburn for many years. She also ejoyed flower and vegetable gardening.
She is survived by her daughter, Patti Carlson of Washburn; grandson, Corey Carlson of Rice Lake; two grandchildren, Justin Carlson and Cassandra Carlson both of Rice Lake; special nieces and nephews, Jackie and Dennis Bachand and Thomas and Sherri Mager; and many other special nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene; son, Michael; and two brothers, Jack Mager and George Mager.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Washburn with Rev. Nancy Hanson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
Following the services, inurnment will be held in the Woodland Cemetery in Washburn. Following the graveside service a reception will be held at the Messiah Lutheran church.
Memorials may be made to the Washburn Beautification Foundation.
George W. Mager (1896 - 1968)
Elsie E. Mager (1895 - 1992)
Eugene W. Kainu (1924 - 2006)
Maintained by: Stacy (Skemp) Hollmann
Originally Created by: Nancy (Cowley) Weise
Record added: Oct 20, 2011
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