Bette Jean Ferschweiler, 77, of Rochester, passed away peacefully at home on March 3, 2018.
Bette was born October 10, 1940 to Romona and Lawrence Halling. She was born in Albert Lea, then moved to LeRoy with her parents and brother Bill. Bette moved to Rochester in 1959 where she worked at the Kahler Hotel Cafe. She then stayed at home with her children for a few years. Bette then got persuaded to start out at Hanny's Mens Wear as a gift wrapper for the holiday season and never left. She finished her career at Hanny's as the Vice President. She loved her job and really enjoyed the people she worked with.
Bette married Lynn Ferschweiler in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They were married on February 2nd (Groundhogs Day) A day that would never be forgotten. They then raised 6 children.
Bette's greatest joys in life stemmed around her family and friends. She spent countless hours attending her kids and grandkids school and sporting events. Her other joys in life were reading and having breakfast with her friends. And of-course anyone who knew Bette knew her love for shopping.
Bette is survived by her husband Lynn. Her children, Steven (Dawn) Ferschweiler, Monica (Rob) Conant, Lisa (Jeff) Mahon, Tami Busby, Patrick (Stacie) Ferschweiler; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren, and more to come. She is also survived by her brother Bill (Diane) Halling and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and her daughter Teresa Harding.
Special thanks to Mayo Clinic Hospice for your help in this difficult time.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church, 512 3rd St. SW, Rochester, MN 55902. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of services. Burial will be held at Frankfort Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, Rochester.
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So happy to have been able to know her. Such a sweet spirit. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.
Lynn, Steve and the whole Ferschweiler family, we are so sorry to hear of Bette's passing. We first met her when she would visit Steve & Dawn. She was very kind and gentle and always interested in what was going on with our family. Anthony remembers the time years ago when he and Steve aerated Lynn & Bette's yard and she was so appreciative and thankful that Anthony said she invited you guys in for snacks and beers. Our deepest sympathies to the Ferschweiler family!
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