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Betty Kahle

April 5, 1928-Feb. 11, 2012

Betty Ann Kahle, 83, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Golden Manor Memory Care in Detroit Lakes.

Betty Ann Kahle was born to Oscar and Mabel (Eilertson) Lien on April 5, 1928 in Detroit Lakes. She grew up and received her education in Detroit Lakes.

On February 9, 1952 Betty was united in marriage to LeRoy Kahle at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes. They made their home in Detroit Lakes, where together they owned and operated Kahle's Plumbing. Betty did the bookkeeping and helped LeRoy in all phases of the work.

Betty was active in First Lutheran Church women's activities, including library, circles, coordinating council, action corps and quilting. She enjoyed gardening, canning and raising and selling raspberries. She was also active in homemakers and 4-H when her children were younger.

Surviving Betty are one son, David Kahle, of Detroit Lakes; one daughter, Julie (Lance) Dorff of Detroit Lakes; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and two sisters, Helen Young of Arizona and Avis West of Detroit Lakes.

Preceding Betty in death were her husband, LeRoy; one son, Steve; her parents; and an infant sister, Stella.

Memorial services are set for 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services.

Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the West-Kjos Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes. Those wanting to share memories and condolences online may use the messages of sympathy section at