Betty Y. Lendt, age 78, of Sleepy Eye, died on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Visitation will be on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel and will continue on Friday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Sleepy Eye. Service will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Sleepy Eye, on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. The clergy will be Pastor Keith Ainsley. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Betty Y (Smail) Lendt was born on November 21, 1934 in Dane County, Wisc. to Raymond R and Anice (Sullins) Smail. She was a graduate of Central High School in Madison, Wisc. Betsy married Harvey F. Lendt on October 15, 1983 in Madison, Wisc. She was a talented musician, enjoyed singing, writing, quilting, gardening, hunting deer and driving the river road.
Those grateful for having shared Betsy’s life include her children, Gregg (Joanne) Moore of Mount Vernon, Wash., Jennifer (Donnie) Van Haren of Apollo Beach, Fla., Bryan Moore, Madison, Wisc., Cheryl (Greg) Morgan of Sioux Falls, S.D., Brian (Sharon) Lendt of Watertown, S.D., Allen (Rose) Lendt of Litchfield; nine grandchildren, Ray, Margaret (Olson) and Matthew Morgan, Rebecca (Julius), Michael, Angela and Natalie Lendt, Alex and Cody Lendt, one great-grandchild, Lauren Olson; brother, John (Gloria) Smail of Lake Mills, Wisc.; sister in-law, BJ Smail of Sun Prairie, Wisc. Also grateful for sharing her life are the many loving friends and relatives.
Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband Harvey, brother “big” Ray; and her parents Raymond and Anice.