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Betty Kvale

February 23, 1932 — November 23, 2017

Betty Kvale

Betty Nan Kvale, age 85, of Herman, Minnesota was received into our Lords hands peacefully on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at West Wind Village in Morris, Minnesota.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Herman, Minnesota with Rev. Irving Arnquist officiating. Organist will be Olivia Richards with special music by Greg Sperr.

Visitation will be held Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church.

Interment will be in Aardahl Lutheran Church Cemetery, Bemidji, Minnesota. Pallbearers will be Paul Kvale, Scott Kvale, Kurt Kvale, Mark Amundson, Chris Kvale and Carl Kvale. Honorary Pallbearers will be Betty's grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Betty Nan Goodnough was born on February 23, 1932 to Jay and Clara (Gunderson) Goodnough in Bowman, North Dakota. Her family moved to Bagley, Minnesota in 1935, where she graduated high school in 1950. She was united in marriage to Ray Kvale on February 2, 1951. They moved to Herman, Minnesota where they raised their family.

Betty was a Herman Norcross school cook for thirty years. She was a talented musician who loved playing the piano and singing, she enjoyed daily cross word puzzles, quilting and was an avid reader. Betty was an active member of Bethel Lutheran Church. Betty's most precious possessions were her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Betty is survived by her children: Paul Kvale of Bemidji, MN; Scott Kvale of Herman, MN; Kurt (Clare) Kvale of Duluth, MN; and Sue (Mark) Amundson of Herman, MN; nine grandchildren: Chris Kvale, Carl Kvale, Kate Blanc, Sara Kvale, Ian Kvale, Sam Kvale, Megan Kvale, Jay Amundson and Cassi Nohl; fourteen great-grandchildren: Trent, Cash, Saylor, Keaton, Flora, Stella, Taylor, Tana Rae, Clara, Brynn, Parker, Easton, Aela and Waylon; and one sister Dori Joffroy of Los Angeles, CA; and many nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband Ray Gene Kvale; parents: Jay and Clara Goodnough; brothers: Lyle Goodnough and Cecil Goodnough; and sister Arlys Balik.


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