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Betty Bisch

Betty Bisch obit photoBetty Bisch, age 81, of Huron died Sunday, November 22, 2009, at her residence.  Her funeral mass was at 2 PM Wednesday, November 25th at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. Terry Anderson as celebrant.  Burial was at the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Betty was born September 20, 1928, at Trosky, Minnesota, to Harold and Irma (Rogers) Gannon.  She graduated from Pipestone, Minnesota High School in 1948 and earned a BS degree in upper elementary education from Mankato State University in 1950.  She taught in rural Mankato and rural Decorah, Iowa schools.  From 1968 to 1991 she taught at McKinley and Madison Elementary Schools in Huron and also in the Huron Middle School teaching reading, mathematics and algebra.  Betty had been a sorority member since 1968, and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Huron United Way board for three years, and Huron Senior Center Board for five years.  Betty had been an AARP volunteer tax preparer for several years.  She had attended IRS training school and had taught other AARP volunteer tax preparers.  Betty was a teacher for NAMI-South Dakota Family-to-Family-to-Family Education courses for parents and siblings who have a family member with severe and persistent mental illness.  She enjoyed having coffee with friends and playing golf.

Betty and Harold “Hal” were married October 14, 1950, in Cleveland, Minnesota.  They raised five children, Faye Bisch, of Durango, Colorado, Patricia (Tom) Anderson of Houston, Texas, Joan (Kirk) Juhl of Crooks, South Dakota, Jon Bisch of Huron, and Sharon “Shar” (Mike) Wever of Huron.  Betty has eight grandchildren, Quinn Harris, Elizabeth and Addison Green, Shannan (Allen) Heeren, Alan, Tony, Mark and David Wever and four great grandchildren, Dristen, Cadance, Tayne, and Olivia Heeren. 

She was preceded in death by one son, Stephen who died at the age of ten months; two great-granddaughters, Hope and Faith; and her sister, Ila Mefford.

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