Entered By: June Remmich-Wilen — QI of Bismarck-Mandan, ND, USA
July 14, 2012
Betty Kleingartner — QI of Bismarck-Mandan — Bismarck-Mandan, ND, USA
Date of Death: June 27, 2012
Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Kleingartner, 82, Bismarck, died June 27, 2012. Although a breast cancer survivor, she succumbed to the side effects of chemotherapy. Betty was born in Turtle Lake, ND, on October 19, 1929, the oldest of 12 children. She married her high school sweetheart, Meinhardt Kleingartner, on October 31, 1946. They lived on a farm near Brush Lake, Mercer, ND, for 12 years. To this union three children were born, Ronald, Leon, and Remar. Spring of 1958 they moved to Bismarck and Betty began working at Dakota National Bank which is now Wells Fargo Bank. She was employed there for 32 years until she retired. Betty was an active member of Bismarck-Mandan Quota Club for 20 years, also an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, serving on the funeral committee for more than 20 years. She so enjoyed all her co-workers on the funeral committee and called them dear friends. She was selected as “Quotarian of the Year” for the Quota International of Bismarck-Mandan for her quiet work in our club and for all the behind the scenes contributions she made to make our club successful. Betty's ready smile, kind heart, and selfless contribution to others will truly be missed. Her determined spirit and zest for life remain an inspiration to all. Betty is survived by her husband, Meiny, of 65 years; two sons, Ronald (Carol), Terre Haute, IN, and Leon (Marilyn), Rochford, SD; daughter, Remar (Mark) Thorsness, Castle Rock, CO. She is survived by seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one brother, seven sisters, and her Quota friends. Blessed be the name of Betty Kleingarter, friend, mentor and Quota sponsor to June Remmich-Wilen.