Herbert Bettermann

Herbert C. Bettermann, 85, Breckenridge, Minn., formerly of Minot, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at St. Francis Healthcare Campus in Breckenridge.

Herbert C. Bettermann was born Feb. 11, 1927, in Arthur, the son of Carl and Dorothy (Gebhard) Bettermann. At age 9 he moved with his family to a farm in Ayr Township. Herbert graduated from Buffalo High School in 1945 and continued working on the farm.

Herbert married Beatrice (Sortland) Klubben on Aug. 24, 1951, at the Saron Church, near Cooperstown. In 1954 they moved to Fargo where Herbert started work with O’Day Equipment. In 1964 O’Day transferred Herbert and his family to Minot. Not long after the move to Minot, Herbert was hired by Murray Warner to work as the construction company’s mechanic. He stayed at Warner Construction for many years until his retirement. Beatrice passed away Jan. 9, 2009. Herbert entered St. Francis Nursing Home in March 2012.

Herbert was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Minot. In his younger days he enjoyed bowling, square dancing with Beatrice, playing cards and gardening and canning. He was a past member of the Elks and Eagles lodges.

Those who shared in his life: children, Mary Jo (Martin) Schramm, Jacksonville, Fla., Roger (Tamara) Bettermann, Kirkland, Wash., and Janel (Dave) Wunderlich, Minot; six grandchildren, Rebecca Clark, Laurie Hayhurst, Jake and Carlee Bettermann, Levi and Marlee Wunderlich; five great-grandchildren; sister, Beverly (Jim) Stone, of Barney; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Herbert was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

A memorial service will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Willow Creek Chapel, Wahpeton, with Rev. Jim Gustafson officiating.

There will be time to visit and share with the family one hour before the service.

Interment will be at a later date.