Betty Prellwitz

Betty Prellwitz

Monday, April 5th, 2021
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Betty Lou (Leese) Prellwitz was born on March 19, 1939, in Marshall, to Otto and Alice (Ramberg) Leese. She grew up in Minneota and graduated from Minneota High School in 1957. On August 17, 1957, she was united in marriage to Robert Arthur Prellwitz. The couple raised their family in Minneota. At age 50, Betty returned to school and earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Social Work from Southwest Minnesota State University. She worked for Pathways in Granite Falls for several years. Betty liked to dance in her younger years. She also enjoyed horses and belonged to the Silver Spurs Saddle Club. She also belonged to 4-H, enjoyed vegetable gardening and will be remembered for her generosity and kind heart. She was a very active member of Hope Lutheran Church including service on Church Council, as a Confirmation Teacher and Choir Member. Betty was most passionate about her family.

Betty died on Monday, April 5, 2021, at the Sanford Canby Medical Center in Canby. She is survived by her son Marty (and Heidi) Prellwitz of Poolville, TX, their children Jeremy Lee (and Tricia) Prellwitz, Gavin Prellwitz and Jillian Prellwitz; son Owen (and Denise) Prellwitz of Marshall, their son Jordan (and Deena) Prellwitz; daughter-in-law Brenda Prellwitz of Minneota, her children Nicole (and Jared) Longtin and Brandon Prellwitz; great-grandchildren Payton, Amberly, Eli, Laney and Lyla; sisters Janie Leese Boyes of Las Vegas and Brenda Joy Leese of Minneota, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert Arthur Prellwitz, son Robert Prellwitz Jr., one grandbaby in infancy and one brother in infancy.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 12th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, April 12th, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Hope Lutheran Church
    113 S. Jefferson
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  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Hope Lutheran Church
    113 S. Jefferson
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  • Service

    Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 2:00pm
    Hope Lutheran Church
    113 S. Jefferson
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    Pastor Allen Campbell
  • Interment

    Hope Lutheran Cemetery
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Posted at 03:13pm
We'll have your memories forever! Aunt Betty, you'll be missed very much. Our prayers for peace & comfort go out to the family. Jay & Julie Schlecht
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Julie A. Schlecht

Posted at 01:12pm
What a great loss! Aunt Betty was the sweetest, most kindest person I know. When I was young, I remembered her riding horses. She has the most unique laugh I loved to hear. She will be missed! My prayers for peace and comfort go out to the family, especially to cousin Marty and cousin Owen.


Posted at 11:28am
Dear Prellwitz Family!
Our sympathies to you all. You have had a lot to deal with the past couple weeks. May all you wonderful memories of your loved one help in the days to come. And may God wrap is loving arms around you all and give you peace.
Darwin & Deb Saxton

Venus Shackelton

Posted at 06:36pm
This is the photo of Betty and me on my husband's funeral last Mar.20,2019.Betty was a first cousin to my late husband.
That was the last time we see each other.When my husband Roger was still alive we went to visit at her home.Betty was
kind and lovely lady.My heart was aching when I read Marty's post about his mom's passing.I will never forget the day she died,
April 5,2021,it was my birthday.Her memory will always be here in my heart.Goodbye Betty...

Janice (Shackelton) Carr Posted at 01:16pm

My heart goes out to the family of Betty for their losses in the past weeks. I recall, as a girl of eleven, I was awed by her beauty, grace and fun character as she married my cousin Robert. Over the years at family holiday dinners, I loved hearing her stories about being the only woman to run a backhoe and how the men farmers were surprised by her great work. I loved her high spirits and infectious laughter. Betty will always live on in my heart. All my sympathy to Betty's family. Janice (Shackelton) Carr

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