Betty Lou Colby

  • Born: March 6, 1924
  • Died: June 18, 2020
  • Location: Rapid City, South Dakota

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes

255 2nd Ave SW
Wells, MN 56097

Tel. (507) 553-3124

Tribute & Message From The Family


Betty Lou Colby of Rapid City, SD, formally of Easton, MN passed away June 18, 2020 at the age of 96. Gravesite services are pending at Lura Cemetery, rural Delevan, MN. Please see www.brussheitner.com to leave online condolences. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is in charge of arrangements.

Betty was born March 6, 1924 in Easton, MN, the daughter of Andrew and Ethel (Probert) Borris. She worked at the Easton Post office from 1965-1990 when she retired. She moved to Rapid City, SD in 2015. She enjoyed reading, the Minnesota Twins, getting together for coffee at the Easton Community Center, collecting Beanie Babies and shopping with her sister-in-law Charlene.

She is survived by daughter Pam Gilmore of Rapid City, SD daughter Shari (John) Beigl of Belle Fourche, SD, daughter-in-law Terri Colby of Blue Earth, MN and son Todd (Lori) Colby of Mankato MN;
6 Grandchildren: Chris (Heather) Vogel, Chad (Kari) Colby, Stefanie (Mick) Szczukowski, Erin (Trevor) Fisher, Heather (Brent) Grosz and Courtney (Dale) Hardy; 2 Step-grandchildren: Julie Beigl, John Beigl Jr.; 11 great grandchildren: Samantha, Katie, Sidney, Mason, Hayden, Emersyn, Teegan, James, Maddie, Noah and Bradley. 3 step-great-grandchildren: Sophie, John III, Paige.

She is preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Ethel Borris, brothers Gerald (Marie) Borris, Robert (Patricia) Borris and Gene (Charlene) Borris and sister Irene (Joe) Welsh; son Tim Colby and great-grandson Conner Hardy.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Betty was a dear friend that I cherished very much. Penny was our baby sitter for a long time for our five children. Miss them both.

Posted by Patricia Loonan - Easton, MN - Friend   June 24, 2020

My sympathies to Betty's family. I have lots of fond memories of Betty from growing up. She always came with my grandparents, Gene and Charlene, to my birthday parties, dance recitals, and visits at my house. She was always kind and caring towards me. Betty will be greatly missed.

Posted by Laura Gordon - Mapleton, MN   June 23, 2020

Neither rain nor sleet could keep Betty from delivering the mail every day. She traversed many miles for many years to make those deliveries.
Our sympathy to Betty's family and friends. She was missed when she moved from Easton to be with her daughter. Thank you for caring for her.
Peg & Bernie Sonnek

Posted by Peg Sonnek - Easton, MN - Friend   June 23, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Betty's family. My mother in law Marcella always enjoyed Betty visiting with her at the Easton Library every Tuesday afternoon.
I remember hearing how she as a Postal Rural Carrier for Easton Post Office for many years.

Posted by Lois Terhurne - Easton, MN   June 23, 2020

Betty was such a special; lady, so kind , whenever I saw her and Gene and
Charlene we always had such a nice visit. Heaven certainly gained another angel.

Posted by Laura Behnke - Minnesota Lake, MN - Friend   June 22, 2020

Betty was a wonderful Mother and worked with my dad Floyd Scheid in the Easton Post Office. Now Betty is in heaven with all of them. May God Bless all the children, thanks Todd for our time working together, you were great.


Greg Scheid

Posted by Gregory Scheid - Blue Earth - Family Friend   June 22, 2020