ELIZABETH D. "BETTE" JERONIMUSElizabeth D. "Bette" Jeronimus, 90 of Fridley died in peace at her home with her family present.
Elizabeth D. "Bette" Jeronimus, 90 of Fridley died in peace at her home with her family present.
Bette was born in Aitkin, Minn., on Sept. 7, 1922, the daughter of Hannah and Frank Deurr.
She attended school in Tamarack, where her mother was the teacher. The family later moved to Duluth and she attended Denfeld High School and graduated in 1940. She then attended the Duluth State Teachers College, which later became the U of M, Duluth. She met her future husband, Bob, during the summer of 1941, while he was home on leave from military service. They corresponded daily when he returned to his base. Their love grew during furloughs and they were married on Oct. 18, 1943 in Duluth. She enjoyed military life, the excitement of new assignments, new vistas, but mostly new friends. She was a natural for the life. Golf, bowling and bridge, she was involved with everything, especially the parties and celebrations. They were stationed in Denver, San Antonio, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C., each one more enjoyable than the next. She made friends everywhere they went, hand-writing over 100 Christmas cards each season. They returned home to Minneapolis in July of 1965 where her husband took a position as a professor at the U of M School of Dentistry and they settled into their permanent home. Bette continued to enjoy hosting parties, supporting many nonprofit organizations, and daily walks with friends into her golden years. In the end, she enjoyed her time with family and friends the most.
A special thanks to the Dr.'s Johnson and Health Partners Hospice Team 6. Your loving and caring kindness helped us through this time of sorrow.
She is survived by her loving husband of almost 70 years Bob; daughter Ann Bollmeier (David; grandchildren, Lynne Macziewski (Nathan) and Jeffrey Bollmeier (Katie) and her four adorable great grandchildren, Grace and Jack Macziewski and Kaia and Karina Bollmeier and daughter Liz.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1900 Seventh Street NW, New Brighton, Minn. A private burial was held at the Round Lake Cemetery near McGregor, Minn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA). Arrangements were with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.