BETTY BURNISON

Woonsocket

Betty Burnison obit pic 25    Betty J. Burnison, 83, of Woonsocket, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Prairie View Care Center in Woonsocket. Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Alpena Community Center in Alpena with Rev. Mark Holland, officiating. Burial will be in the Rest Haven Cemetery at Alpena. Visitation was from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Kuhler Funeral Home. Visit www.kuhlerfuneralhome.com.
Betty Jane Berg was born to John and Olinda (Bauer) Roth on Aug. 29, 1932, at McClusky, N.D. Her mother, Olinda, died the next day.  Betty was lovingly raised since birth by her parents, Harold and Emma (Bauer) Berg, originally from McClusky.  She was the youngest of three children. The Berg family moved to Alpena when Betty was six weeks old. She grew up in Alpena and graduated from Alpena High School in 1950.
On Jan. 26, 1952, Betty married Ralph A. Burnison of Alpena, at Olympia, Wash., while he was serving in the United States Army at Fort Lewis.  After Ralph was discharged from the Army, they moved back and lived on farms south of Alpena for 26 years. In 1978, they bought a home in Woonsocket and then lived in Avon, Wolsey, Wessington Springs and Mitchell.
Betty was a homemaker, always raising a big garden and did a lot of canning.  She worked for several years at the nursing home in Woonsocket and joined her husband, Ralph doing road construction flagging work up to her retirement in 1985.  She always did a lot of Christmas holiday baking and in some later years, baked over 150 dozen cookies and candies for her family.
In the Burnisons’ earlier married life, they were members of the Alpena United Methodist Church, where all three of their children were baptized and confirmed.  Betty was a 44-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Grateful for having shared in her life are her two daughters, Patricia Teveldal of Fairmont, Minn., and Linda (Mike) Kilcoin of Woonsocket; one son, David (Janice) Burnison of Huron; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Roger (Marlyn) Roth; and one sister, Debbie (Randy) Davis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, on June 9, 2013; her birth parents, John and Olinda Roth; her father and mother, Harold and Emma Berg; her step-mother, Martha Roth; two brothers, LeRoy (Darleen) Roth and Clifford Berg; one sister, Frances (Walter) Schmidt; one granddaughter, Andrea Kilcoin; and one son-in-law, Bruce Teveldal.

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