Saturday, August 24, 2019

Margaret Betlach, 96, Blooming Prairie

Margaret “Ione” Betlach, age 96 of Blooming Prairie, passed away Friday evening, Dec. 7, 2018 at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie.  

Margaret Ione Lynard was born on Oct. 22, 1922 in Owatonna, the daughter of Christopher and Mary (Carroll) Lynard. On June 10, 1946, she was united in marriage to Frank A. Betlach at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Litomysl. Frank died on Dec. 20, 2004.

The couple made their home in Blooming Prairie where they raised three sons. She was a member of St. Columbanus Catholic Church. Ione enjoyed spending time with her family and at the cabin, and loved watching the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.  

Survivors include her three sons, James (Nancy) Betlach of Eden Prairie, Thomas (Sandy) Betlach of North Mankato and Brian Betlach of Blooming Prairie; five grandchildren, Jenny (Zach) Mitchell, Greg (Kaitlin) Betlach, Staci (Logan) Deopere, Kyle Betlach (Ashley) and Chelsea Miller; five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Frank, and her three sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at St. Columbanus Catholic Church in Blooming Prairie with Father Thomas Niehaus officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, at Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home, and will continue for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.

A CCW Rosary service will be held at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. Interment will be in St. Columbanus Catholic Cemetery, Blooming Prairie.

Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home in Blooming Prairie.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at


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