Betty DeFlieger, 86, West Concord
Betty J. DeFlieger, 86, of West Concord, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Hospital; St. Marys Campus, in Rochester, Minn.
Betty Joanne Kilness was born Aug. 19, 1930 in Concord Township, Minn., the daughter of Peder and Alta (Cain) Kilness. She was baptized and confirmed at Hegre Lutheran Church.
Kilness attended school in West Concord and graduated in 1948 from West Concord High School. Following her schooling, she worked at Dison’s Cleaners in Rochester and then at Jostens in Owatonna. She was united in marriage to Richard DeFlieger on Dec. 27, 1951 at Zion Lutheran Church in West Concord. The couple lived in Rapid City, South Dakota for a short while before settling in West Concord, where they raised their two sons, Joe and Jim. Betty was a member of Hegre Lutheran Church and an active member of the Legion Auxiliary. She loved cats and dogs, crossword puzzles, entertaining family and friends, big band music, Betty Boop and Dean Martin. Her family will remember her sense of humor, her honesty and her welcoming home.
She is survived by her husband, Richard DeFlieger of West Concord; her children, son, Jim (Sandra) DeFlieger of West Concord and Joe (Maria) DeFlieger of West Concord; grandson, Joshua DeFlieger, and his children, Matthew and Jacob all of Loris, South Carolina; step-grandchildren, Theresa (Tyler) Laue and their children, Amaya and Aubrey of Dodge Center and Tyler Bartz and his son, Caleb of Waseca; many nieces and nephews.
Kilness was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services were held Jan. 3, 2017, at the Michaelson Funeral Home in West Concord with Rev. Renita Eidenschink officiating. Interment was in the Hegre Lutheran Cemetery.