June 22, 2019
Mary Lynn Betker, 59, of Stewart passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019, at her home in rural Stewart. Memorial service was Friday, June 28, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. Officiating was the Rev. Brian Nehring. Organist was Bonnie Westmiller. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.” Special music was “The Dance” by Garth Brooks and “The Lord’s Prayer” by the Rev. John Longley. Honorary urn bearers were Blayke Vollmer, Jesse Vollmer and Liam Vollmer
Mary Lynn Betker was born March 12, 1960, in Benson. She was the daughter of the Rev. John and Katherine (Chalmers) Longley. Mary was baptized as an infant and confirmed in her faith as a youth. In 1974, Mary’s family moved from Richfield to Hutchinson. She was a graduate of Hutchinson High School Class of 1978. Mary furthered her education at St. Cloud State University for two years.
On April 25, 1981, Mary was united in marriage to John Betker at First Congregational Church by her father, the Rev. John Longley. This marriage was blessed with two children, Joelynn and Cory. Mary and John made their home in Stewart. They shared 38 years of marriage.
Mary was employed in the art department at Hutchinson Technology Inc. in Hutchinson. After retiring, Mary worked at Walmart; her favorite part was taking care of the flowers. Mary most recently provided care for her grandkids, who brought her much joy. Mary was a former member of United Church of Christ in Hutchinson. She later became a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.
Mary enjoyed caring for her grandkids, sewing, gardening, bird watching and reading. She also enjoyed playing fantasy football and hunting for agates at the cabin on Lake Alexander in Cushing. She loved taking trips and making memories with friends and family. Mary cherished every moment spent with her grandchildren, family and friends.
Blessed be her memory.
Mary is survived by her husband John Betker of Stewart; children, Joelynn Vollmer and her husband Darren of Buffalo Lake and Cory Betker of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Blayke Vollmer, Jesse Vollmer and Liam Vollmer; siblings, Sue Wieker and her husband Scott of New Hope; Joan Hansen and her husband Dave of Brooklyn Park and Paul Longley and his wife Sandi of Staples; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents John and Katherine Longley; and her siblings in infancy.
Arrangements by Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guestbook available at hantge.com.