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Betty Farber

March 31, 1930 — October 7, 2023

Motley

 

Betty Farber, 93, of Motley passed away on October 7, 2023, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will take place at 11 am on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Staples, MN. A visitation will take place from 5-7 pm on Friday, October 13, 2023 at the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Staples and one hour prior to services at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment will be at Motley Public Cemetery.  

Betty was born on March 31, 1930 at University Hospital, Minneapolis, MN to James and Johanna Fornshell. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith on September 14, 1930. When Betty was a young child she moved to Pillager, MN, and she attended school there. She worked at resorts for a period of time and did waitress work for many years.  She worked in Aldrich for Frank and Christine Roth, which later became known as Ted and Gen’s.  Betty also worked at Skelly Café in Staples and spent 20 years working at Mr. Ed’s Restaurant in Motley, MN.

Betty married Charlie Farber on June 8, 1946.  She was a homemaker and mom of six beautiful children.  She enjoyed her 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  She loved to play cards, bingo, lottery tickets, and going to the casino. Betty will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her children Shirley (Farber) Mike Longbella, Terry Farber, Brad and Jody (Mueller) Farber, Jeff and Tammy (Nordell) Farber, Kimm Farber and Jim Neelan, Lorree (Farber) and Troy Shereck; 11 beautiful grandchildren; and 18 greatgrandchildren. Betty is preceded in death by her parents James and Johanna Fornshell, husband Charles Farber, sisters Leonara Pietz, Leona Barrett, Ida Farber, Viola Corner, and Alta Loucks; brothers Curt, Leonard, Bert, Raymond, Darold, and Charles Fornshell; and daughter-in-law Bonnie (Beers) Farber.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, October 13, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Brenny Family Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services - Staples

309 N Fourth Street, Staples, MN 56479

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Visitation

Saturday, October 14, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church - Staples

1000 4th St NE, Staples, MN 56479

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 14, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church - Staples

1000 4th St NE, Staples, MN 56479

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