Betty Jane Sher

Betty Jane Sher (Wilson) as born December 30, 1931 in Dixon, IL to Eustace & Mable Wilson. She passed away peacefully on February 7, 2013 at her home in Coon Rapids, MN.

On July 23, 1955, when Betty was 23 years old, she married Marshall Sher – whom she met when they both worked for Bell & Howell. They moved from Wheeling, IL to Onamia, MN in 1970 with their sons, Craig and Rick. Together they built a home and a business, Timber Trails Riding Stable. Shortly after the death of Marshall in 2002, she sold Timber Trails and moved in with her son Rick in Coon Rapids, MN.

Betty was many things to many people – a wife, a mom, a grandma, a foster-parent, and a ranch camp operator. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Marsh; her beloved son, Craig; her parents; and her brother, Dick Wilson.

Betty will remain in the hearts of her son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Dawn Sher of Coon Rapids MN; foster-son, Randy Longseth of Cloquet MN; daughter-in-law Jane Sher of Onamia MN; seven grandchildren, Tasha & husband Jeremy Schmitz, Kyle & wife Char Sher, David Sher, Ciara Sher, Ricky Sher, Katie Sher, and Amanda Sher; five great-granddaughters: Brooke, Bailey, Brianna & Emily Schmitz, and Leslie Sher; brother, Don Wilson of McMinnville, TN; sisters, Phyllis Ohman, Meg Johnson, Alice Garland all of Dixon, IL; sister-in-law, Ruth Sperling of Phoenix, AZ; nieces, nephews, extended family & friends.

A funeral service will be held to celebrate Betty’s life at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12 at Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Blvd NW, Coon Rapids MN, 763-755-6300. Visitation for one hour prior to the service, and interment with committal prayers will follow the service at Morningside Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be designated to the Red Cross or the family.

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