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Betty Anderson

Betty Anderson

Feb. 18, 1952-Jan. 9, 2014

Betty L. Anderson, 61, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Essentia Health in Fargo.

Betty Lou Anderson was born to Boyd and Ella (Olson) Hazelton on February 18, 1952 in Detroit Lakes. She grew up and attended school in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1970. She also worked at the Graystone Hotel while attending school.

In June of 1970 she was united in marriage to William Baker. They made their home in Ogema for a short while before moving to Audubon. Betty worked at the Audubon truck stop for many years. She also worked at the Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes, and later attended the Northwest Technical College, where she received a sales and marketing degree.

In October of 1996 she was united in marriage to Peter Anderson. They made their home in Detroit Lakes before moving to Grantsburg, Wis., in 2001. In 2010 they moved back to Detroit Lakes.

Betty loved horses and her dachshunds. She also enjoyed flower gardening, mowing the yard, knitting, and deer hunting.

Surviving Betty are her husband Peter; three daughters, Paula Baker of Boston, Mass., Kristie (Andy Kaiser) Lizotte of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Becky Anderson of Detroit Lakes; one son, Tony Baker of Lake Park; two stepsons, Steven (Janelle) Anderson of Buffalo, Minn., and Jason (Charity) Anderson of Grand Rapids; two step-grandsons, Grant and Jacob Anderson; two brothers, Jim (Irene) Hazelton of Callaway and Ronald Hazelton of White Earth; one sister, Berdella (Oskar) Schock of Tacoma, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were an infant daughter, Pamela Baker; two brothers, Duane and Paul Hazelton; and her parents.

Memorial services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the Richwood Lutheran Church in rural Detroit Lakes.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.

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