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April, 22, 1932 – Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Service Information
Hosanna Lutheran Church, Buffalo, MN
Sunday, November 7, 2010
3:00 PM

Visitation Information

Betty Jean Haraldson, age 78, of Buffalo, formerly of Plymouth, passed away Wednesday, November 03, 2010, at the Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Betty Jean Haraldson was born April 22, 1932 in Belgrade, Minnesota to Albert and Lila (Dodge) Thompson. The family lived in Clitherall, Minnesota. In 1941 Betty’s mother, Lila, died after complications of child birth. Edwald and Edna (Jensen) Olson adopted both Betty and her new born brother LeRoy. Betty graduated from Underwood High School in 1950 and then worked as a bank teller in Minneapolis for a number of years.

On December 25, 1959, she was united in marriage to Oleen Raymond Haraldson at Tordenskjold Lutheran Church near Underwood, Minnesota. God blessed this union with six children. While raising her children, Betty also worked at Playhouse Toys, Litton Microwave, and as a clerk at Ben Franklin and Target Stores. She also enjoyed baking and decorating cakes. Betty did a lot of canning, and when her health permitted, she was very active in Hosanna Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Betty also enjoyed reading, crocheting, playing cards, (especially Whist), following Twins baseball, and attending her children’s softball games.

Betty Haraldson is survived by her six children (six pack half and half); Edie Haraldson of St. Louis Park, Minnesota , Jean (Rick) Ehlers of Plymouth, Minnesota, Darrel (Joan) Haraldson of Plymouth, Minnesota, Todd (Toni) Haraldson of Wildomar, California, Tamara Haraldson of Big Lake, Minnesota, and Tim (Maria) Haraldson of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; four grandchildren; Lexy (Ricky) Fair, Elizabeth and Andrew Ehlers, and Jaymie Haraldson; sister-in-law- Lyn Olson of Milaca, Minnesota; and other relatives and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Lila Thompson, adoptive parents, Edwald and Edna Olson, brother, Kermit “LeRoy” Olson, and her husband Oleen in 2004.

Services will be held Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 3:00 pm at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Buffalo, Minnesota with the Rev. Rob Jarvis officiating. Special music will be provided by Dwaine Haraldson as soloist and Lola Veches as pianist. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 pm until time of service at Hosanna Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Hjerdal Cemetery in Elbow Lake on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.

Casket Bearers included: Roger Mickelson, Franklin Mickelson, Keith Michelson, Andrew Ehlers, Ricky Fair, and Steve Smith.

The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo assisted the family with arrangements.

1 Guestbook Entry

  1. Buffalo Hospital Respiratory Care Department

    We were all very saddened to hear the news of Betty’s death. She was one of our favorite patients and truly one of a kind. She knew us all very well and had a keen ability to remember personal things about each of us. She would always ask about our children (by name) or would ask about a trip that one of us took. And you could always count on the Food Network being on in her hospital room – it was her favorite! She will be missed by each and every one of us and we will always remember her with fond memories. Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family.


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