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Betty Lou Behnke Sayer

Britton, Marshall County, South Dakota, USA
Death 18 Dec 2006 (aged 64)
Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 17301792 · View Source
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Sayer Aberdeen - Memorial service for Betty Lou (Behnke) Sayer, 64, of Aberdeen will be Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at Zion Christian Fellowship, 824 S. Roosevelt St., Aberdeen. Pastor Craig Bostian will officiate.

She died Dec. 18, 2006, at ManorCare Health Services in Aberdeen.

Betty Lou Behnke, daughter of Frank and Esther (Thompson) Behnke, was born Nov. 1, 1942, at Britton, S.D. This is where she grew up while attending Britton Public Schools, graduating with the Class of 1960.

She was united in marriage to Charles Sayer on July 6, 1960, at Britton. They made their home in Britton and she worked in the Marshall County Community Hospital as a nurse's aide. In 1967, her family moved to Hoven, S.D., and in 1972, they moved to Gettysburg, S.D. In December 1978, they moved to Casa Grande, Ariz., due to her health. Her husband died in 1986. Over the past few years, she has made her home in Aberdeen. Betty enjoyed craft work, fishing and spending time on the Glacial Lakes. When she was able, she played steel guitar and always liked listening to music. One of her hobbies was collecting knickknacks and spiritual study was very important to her. Over the years, she counseled for Al-Anon and Al-Ateen. She was a member of Zion Christian Fellowship.

Survivors include two sons: Robert (Susan) Sayer and Alan (Sharon) Sayer, both of Aberdeen; one daughter, Gina (John) Mazak of Casa Grande, Ariz.; four sisters: Elaine Juelfs of Britton, Jeanne Osterman of Lebanon, Ore., Valera (Marvin) Bender of Holly, Colo., and Bonnie (Jerome) Buhl of Lake City, S.D.; two brothers; Frank (Mary Jo) Behnke Jr. of Monmouth, Ore., and Gordon Behnke of Britton; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory of Aberdeen has been entrusted with arrangements.

Published in the Aberdeen News on 1/18/2007.


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