Betty McCormack, age 87 of Alexandria, formerly of Morris, Minnesota, passed away Friday, May 24th.

Visitation for Betty McCormack will be on Monday, May 27, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, MN, and for one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

Funeral services for Betty McCormack will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria, MN. with Reverend Nathan Thompson officiating.  Burial will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris.

Betty Lu Max, daughter of Lawrence and Bessie (Berglund) Max, was born on April 20, 1932, in Alexandria, Minnesota. At a young age, Betty’s family moved to Morris, Minnesota, where she grew up and attended school, graduating from Morris High School in 1950. Growing up, Betty worked at her father’s bakery, Max’s Bakery. While working at the bakery, she met Silas McCormack. They were united in marriage on September 23, 1950, at First Lutheran Church in Morris.

The couple made their home in Morris where Betty began a career as a receptionist at the Morris Clinic. Betty also assisted her husband at their business, MSI Insurance until their retirement in 1998. Betty enjoyed playing bridge and attending birthday club with friends. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria and the Morris V.FW. Auxiliary.

Betty is survived three children: Major (Paula Donath) of St. Cloud, MN, Bruce (Laura) McCormack of Morris, MN, and Pat (Craig) Swenson of Hancock, MN; six grandchildren: Maggie (Chris Mueller) McCormack, Mindy (Willie) McCormack-Fisher, Mark (Caitlin White) McCormack, Mary (Joel) Suchy, Shawn (Krista) Swenson and Blake (Mandy) Swenson; four great-grandchildren: Parker Swenson, Paxton Swenson, Malachi Fisher and Ariana Fisher.

She was preceded in death by her Husband Silas and her parents.

Arrangements are with Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, MN.

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