Betty Jane Renstrom, age 92 of Elbow Lake, Minnesota, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020, at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls MN, with her son by her side.

Private family services for Betty Renstrom will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2020, with a recording of Betty’s service available the following day on her memorial page at

Betty will be laid to rest next to Harland at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.

Betty Jane Renstrom was born on January 8, 1928, in Wood Lake, MN, the daughter of Harold and Lorenda (Vahl) Wenstrom. Betty was baptized and confirmed in the Christian Faith at the Methodist Church in Waite Park, MN, where they moved to when she was nine months old.  She grew up and attended school in Waite Park and St. Cloud.

On June 18, 1955, Betty was united in marriage to Harland Renstrom at the Methodist Church in Elk River, MN, by Reverend John Walker.  To this union two children were born, a daughter Roxanne and son, Radford. Together Betty and Harland were able to share in 45 ½ years of marriage.

Betty lived in St. Cloud for 28 years.  She was employed by Herberger’s Department Store until the time of her marriage.  In March of 1956, Harland’s job took them to Winona, MN, where they lived until August of 1962.  Again, Harland’s job took them to Richfield, MN.  In December of 2005, she moved to Elbow Lake, MN, where she was residing at the time of her death.

Among the things Betty enjoyed were, first of all, her family, embroidery, quilting, baking cookies and cakes to give away, and some volunteer work.

Betty is survived by her daughter: Roxanne (Arthur) Koplin of Robbinsdale, MN; her son: Radford (Diane) Renstrom of Elbow Lake, MN; granddaughters: Danielle (Daniel) Baumbarger of Starbuck, MN, Katie (Jeremy) Beck of Elbow Lake, MN, Emily (Thomas) Rupp of Hoffman, MN; and six great-grandsons: Grady, Sawyer, Brayden, Calvin, Quinten, and Nolan.

Betty as preceded in death by her parents; husband: Harland in 2000; one sister: Lorenda Haug; and two brothers: Roger Wenstrom and Sanford Wenstrom.


Arrangements by Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Elbow Lake, MN.


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