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Memorial Service

Askew Funeral Home
Monday July 11th, 2022

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Askew Funeral Home

10:00am - 11:00am

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Betty Ann Rinde


  Betty A. Rinde formerly of St. Thomas, ND passed away Thursday, July 7, 2022 at the Lutheran Sunset Home in Grafton, ND. under the care of hospice. A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held for one hour before the time of services.

     Betty Ann Bestland was born August 21, 1928 at Crystal, ND to Martin and Myrtle (Hunter) Bestland. She grew up at Crystal and graduated from Crystal High School. Betty attended Jamestown College, then returned to Grafton, ND where she worked at the Register of Deeds Office in the Walsh County Court House.

     On November 6, 1949, she married Robert N. Rinde at the Federated Church in Grafton. They lived and farmed in the St. Thomas area for 60 years. In 2010, they moved to Parkwood Place in Grand Forks, ND. Bob and Betty wintered in Coronado, CA and Fountain Hills, AZ. Betty moved to her apartment in Leisure Estates in Grafton, ND in April of 2022.  Betty was an avid reader and also enjoyed embroidery, cross word puzzles and puzzles. She also enjoyed traveling with trips to Alaska, Hawaii, and Norway, visiting her sisters in Colorado and Texas, and attending Bob’s Navy reunions.

     She served as State President of the Republican Women and was also a member of the North Dakota State Library Board, United Methodist Women in St. Thomas, St. Thomas Lyceum Club, St. Thomas Legion Auxiliary, and local Red Hats. Betty and Bob enjoyed volunteering for Meals on Wheels and she was also a volunteer at the Parkwood Place Library.

     Betty is survived by four daughters: Ruth Lawrence, Eagan, MN, Susan Rinde, Overland Park, KS, Elizabeth (Roger) Thompson, St. Thomas, ND, and Patricia Rinde, Jamestown, ND; grandchildren: Emily Lawrence (Scott Carlson), Anne Lawrence (Ryan O’Rourke), Nicholas Delorme (Kirstin), Elizabeth Delorme (Jon Hetts), Andrew Thompson (Jennifer), and James Thompson (Mary Beth); great-grandchildren: Charlotte Carlson, Colin Carlson, Liam Delorme, Noella Delorme, Huey Hetts, Molly Thompson, Violet Thompson, Ethan Thompson, Mason Thompson, and Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Thompson.

     Also surviving are her siblings: Kay Walstad, Molly (Myron) Kemnitz, Ruth (Bill) Brown, Sandy (Garvin) Stevens; sisters-in-law: Shirley Rinde and Marjorie Haggart; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

     Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, Robert, sons-in-law: Jerry Lawrence, Ron Delorme and Dan Murphy; sisters-in-law: Dorothy Zimmerman and Joyce Lowe, and brothers-in-law: William Haggart, Vincent Lowe, James Rinde, and Wayne Walstad.

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To Ruth and family, Your mom was such an admirable and accomplished woman and I am sending sympathy and best wishes to all of you in her passing. She made a positive contribution in her life as a mom, wife, and community leader.

Janet Daley Jury Jul 13 2022 9:55 AM

Betty was a member of our Red Hat Society and what fun we had both in ND in the summer and AZ in the winter. After my husband died, I came back to ND in the summer and lived at Park wood where Betty was living.It was always fun to visit with Betty. She was such a beautiful lady which shows in her picture. My sympathy to her family.

Lorna Marifjeren Jul 12 2022 11:25 PM

Dear Ruth, Sue, Patty and Betsy and families,

I am so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She was an intelligent and interesting woman who did so much in her lifetime to help others besides raising 4 great daughters. We had a very good conversation after Uncle Jimmy’s service in 2019 and she sent me a very thoughtful card after learning of my husband’s serious illness.

May God comfort you all in your grief.

With sympathy and prayers of comfort,
Cousin Ginny

Virginia Haggart Jul 11 2022 4:12 PM

Betty's Family, Betty was a great supporter of Faith in Action-I will miss her messages that she always sent with her support. She was one classy lady. Always a smile on her face and elegance in her stature. Our deepest sympathy to all of you, Don & Michelle Murray

Don & Michelle Murray Jul 11 2022 8:08 AM

It is never easy to say goodbye. You want them here - yet you want them free. But they live on in each of you that knew her . In your fond memories, in your remembering smiles, and in the things she said and did.
My deepest condolences to the family of Betty, You are in our prayers. Belle and Larry Mastel

Belle M Jul 10 2022 10:45 PM

With deepest sympathy to the Rinde family. We were fortunate to visit with Betty in June and she was fun and engaging as usual. She and uncle Robert were so much fun to visit on the farm when we were growing up, have lots of great memories from those times. Your family will be in our prayers.

John Lowe Jul 10 2022 5:07 PM

We were sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Betty was such a wonderful, kind, caring, woman and I am greatful that Bob & Betty were our neighbors on the farm. They were terrific people and I have many fond memories growing up next door to them. Our sympathy goes out to Ruth, Susan, Elizabeth, Patricia, and families. We will keep you in our thoughts & prayers.

Dennis & Joy Buchholtz Jul 9 2022 9:26 AM

I am so grateful I had the privilege to visit Betty a few weeks ago. What a great lady.
She and I enjoyed so many wonderful experiences together throughout the years in Republican Women and church.
She will be missed.

Diane Grandy Jul 9 2022 3:00 AM

Betsy and family, So sorry for your loss. Cherish all of your memories to bring you comfort and peace.

Janet L Bratlie Jul 8 2022 10:31 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Rinde

Kurt and Carla Kemnitz Jul 8 2022 3:52 PM

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