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“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. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Patricia Loonan - Easton, MN

“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...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Laura Gordon - Mapleton, MN

“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...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Peg Sonnek - Easton, MN - Friend

“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...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Lois Terhurne - Easton, MN

“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...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Laura Behnke - Minnesota Lake, MN

“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...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Gregory Scheid - Blue Earth


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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.