Betty Bigalk, age 87, of rural Harmony, died Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
Betty was born February 2, 1933, in Houston County, Minn., to Martin and Myrtle (Rank) Lund. She attended the Blackhammer School. She married Allen Howard. They farmed in the Blackhammer area. After the death of Allen she married Arlen Pederson. They farmed in the Whalan area. After the death of Arlen she married Walter Bigalk. They farmed in the Henrytown area. Walter also later passed away. She enjoyed playing cards, Bingo, dancing, trips to the casino, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Betty is survived by two sons, Ronald (Marie) Howard of Spring Grove and Cory (Traci) Pederson of Lanesboro, grandchildren Sarah Howard, Erin (Andy) Hemenway, Jeremy (Amber) Howard, Rachel (Jason) Whitmore, Cade and Coy Pederson, Samantha Kitchen, Andrew (Miranda) Hearrold, and Peter and Thomas Howard; five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands Allen Howard, Arlen Pederson, and Walter Bigalk; two sons, Dale and Wayne Howard; a daughter, Michelle Hearrold; and brothers and sisters Lawrence, Olga, Oren, Vernon, Ruth, Oscar, Morris, and Irene.
Graveside services will be in Whalan Lutheran Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time. Arrangements are entrusted to the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel, Minn.