Betty Host, 83

HostBettyWEBBetty Host, 83, of Browerville, passed away on October 30, 2013, at the Centra Care Health System in Long Prairie.  Funeral services for Betty were held on Monday, November 4, 2013, 11:00 a.m., at Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville with Fr. Peter VanderWeyst officiating.  Interment was held at Christ the King Catholic Cemetery, Browerville.

Betty was born and raised on the family farm on July 15, 1930, in Turtle Creek Township, Todd County, to Tom & Lizzie (Biermaier) Brown.  She attended country school through the 8th grade.  On June 7, 1949, Betty married Joseph Host at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Browerville.  After their marriage they moved to the twin cities for a short time, and then moved back to the Browerville area and bought a farm. In 1972, they moved into Browerville. Betty worked several different jobs while in town. She loved to go to the casino, watch the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty was a great cook and loved to bake.  Her favorite possession was her 1969 Cadillac. Betty was a member of Christ the King Church and the Christian Mothers.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents; husband Joseph, son Daniel, granddaughters Sherry Zunker and Nicole Benning; brothers:  Raymond, Jerry , Kenny, Bill and Joe; sister Marie in infancy.

Betty is survived by her children:  Roxanne (Roger) Benning of Browerville, David Host of Kimball, Doug (Julie) Host of Brainerd; siblings:  Don (Ann) Brown of Browerville, Andy (Dorothy) Brown of Cedar and Tom (Betty) Brown of Coon Rapids; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements with Iten Funeral Home, Browerville.