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Elizabeth (Betty) Raftevold

May 05, 1942 - February 15, 2021

Memorial Service - Monday

February 22, 2021
- 11:00 A.M.

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center


Boulger Funeral Home

Elizabeth (Betty) Raftevold

May 05, 1942 - February 15, 2021


Elizabeth (Betty) Raftevold, age 78, of Fargo, ND, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, surrounded by her loving family.

Elizabeth Mae Tehle was born in 1942 to Joseph and Irene Tehle in Breckenridge, Minnesota, where she was raised and graduated from Breckenridge High School. She met her husband, Ron, and they were married September 10, 1960. They were blessed with four children, Robin (Wendy), Scott, Michelle, and Tim (Laurie); eight grandchildren, Joshua (Nadege), Ryan (Carly), Brianne (Eric Eidenschink), Brittany, Travis, Austyn (Kelsey), Dallas, and Dylan (Hope); and five great-grandchildren, Winnie Rose, Zane Ely, Alexis Raye, Otto Payne, and Betty Ann.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ron, and a brother Don (Barb), Pocatello, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Theresa, Joanne, and Pat, and brothers Mark, Albert “Butch”, Joseph, and Richard.

She leaves many nieces and nephews.

Betty’s greatest joy was watching her children and grandchildren’s sports and activities; and her daily get-togethers with all of her dear friends at the complex.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fargo.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 AM Monday, February 22, 2021 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at 2 PM Monday at the Fargo National Cemetery. Everyone is welcome to attend the service and COVID precautions will be followed. For those not able to attend, live streaming will be available on the funeral home website.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com


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29 responses to “Elizabeth (Betty) Raftevold”

  1. Dick and Pat Tedford says:

    Our sympathy to the Raftevold family. We were neighbors for many years.

    Dick and Pat Tedford
    Little Falls, MN

  2. Darrell & Barb Hennemann says:

    Ron & family
    Our sincere condolences to you at the passing of Betty.

  3. Ruthie Asmus says:

    I have lost Avery good friend with Betty’s passing. But she didn’t lay and suffer. Being neighbors with Ron and Betty for years I am saddened for Ron and the kids. My late husband always said old friends are the best friends. Love and prayers to you all. Ruthie Asmus

  4. Laurie Asmus says:

    What a great picture of Betty! She will definitely be missed by many. Growing up I spent many hours at her house and will never forget her laugh. She and Ron raised an amazing family and my thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Heaven definitely got a beautiful sole.

  5. Jennifer Gagner says:

    Ron, Ryan and Family,

    We are so sad to hear of Betty’s passing. She was such a blessing to my mom and we have such wonderful memories of your time at lake with us. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

  6. Dick Olsen says:

    My sincere condolences to Ron and the rest of the family.

  7. Gail Boldingh Olive says:

    I am sorry to hear of the passing of my school friend, Betty, who graduated with me in 1960 from Breckenridge High School. Betty was always a smiling and friendly face. I send my regards to her husband and family in this sad time.

  8. Brian Berg says:

    Ron, so sorry to read about the loss of your wife. So good that you had many years together and many years of retirement.
    Our deepest sympathy,

    Brian and Barb Berg

  9. Mary Tehle says:

    Betty was more than a sister-in -law to me and our family. She had just called a few day’s before she died .
    She had a distinct voice and her laugh was contagious. In spite of her numerous knee surgeries and other
    medical issues she was always upbeat and never felt sorry for herself but was a fighter. She is with all who
    proceeded her playing “Grandma’s Poker “ or any other Tehle card game . You will be greatly missed.
    Mary Tehle and sons

  10. Becky Smith Larson says:

    Ron and Family:
    I am sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. My mom, Helen Smith was a dear friend of Betty’s. She was a wonderful friend and person; my mother used to speak very highly of her. My heart is sadden to know Betty’s laugh and good heart is gone from this earth. God bless her family.

  11. Geri Lies says:

    So sorry to hear of Bettys passing. I have so many wonderful memories of the times we shared, especially at Lake Lizzie when our kids were young. Betty was a great friend and my condolences to Ron and family

  12. Patricia Dimmer says:

    Betty was a great friend in the short time I knew her. She always brighten our morning coffee. She will be greatly miss. Pat & Chuck Dimmer

  13. Marilyn Filipi says:

    Sorry to hear of Betty’s passing away. I was in the same Birthday Club with her! Such a great person and enjoyable to visit with. Prayers for the family

  14. John and Betty Ferguson says:

    So very sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Although we have only seen each other in church the past few years, I remember the good times when we were younger. Betty was a very sweet lady and we know you will all miss her and carry special fun memories in your heart.
    God’s peace, comfort and blessings to each and every one of you.



  16. Gail Lynch says:

    Ron & family,
    So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. I last saw you two when Mark died.
    Please play a Elvis song for Betty, she was really nuts about his music.
    I remember many great times with the Tehle family at Ma’s, the card games
    the boys coming home from Casey’s, the family hugs.
    She will be greatly missed by all.
    Love and hugs to you all.
    Gail Lynch / Sheila’s sister

  17. Randy Shypkowski says:

    My prayers for all the Raftevold family!

  18. Dave and Cheryl Tehle says:

    Ron and family, Sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Dave and Cheryl Tehle

  19. Pam McLaurin & Bonny Frith says:

    Our thoughts & prayers are with Ron & the family during this time of sadness. Betty was a friend & such a kind, caring person. She will be missed.

  20. Gerald and Judith Raftevold says:

    Ron and family, Judith and I are very sorry for your loss🙏 We very seldom seen each other over the years but when we did Betty always treated us with great kindness.
    Our sincere condolences 🙏
    Little Falls, Mn

  21. Rita Nygaard says:

    I have not seen Betty for many years but she was an amazing lady. Sorry to hear of Bettys passing.

    God Bless
    Rita Nygaard

  22. Connie Olson says:

    My Deepest Sympathies! Betty was one the nicest Ladies I ever met.

  23. Sharon Buchholz says:

    Dear Ron and family, so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. We want to pass on our most sincere condolences to you. You were a great friend and police associate while my tenure with the Fargo Police Dept. I recall you and Betty were like joined at the hip and I’m sure it will be difficult for you, but life does go on and with the support of your family and friends, you’ll do okay.

    Sharon & Louie Buchholz
    Yuma, AZ

  24. Howard Blegen says:

    Ron: My thoughts and prayers are with you, my friend. Sincere condolences to you and your family.

  25. Curtis & Nancy Krueger says:

    Our thoughts and prayers to the Raftevold Family.

    Curtis & Nancy Krueger

  26. Teri (Tableman) Schepp says:

    My deepest sympathies to the entire family on the passing of Betty. I was blessed to get to know her when they came to Barnesville and always enjoyed visiting with her. She had a warm personality and a laugh that would light up a room! Cherish your many memories heaven has gained a true angel she will be missed by many.

  27. LeRoy & Diann Mikula . says:

    Betty , You were a good friend & will be missed . Prayers for your family .

  28. Joe Farrell says:

    So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. The Raftevold family lost a very special person, the matriarch of a very special family. All those loved ones she left behind should rest assured that she is in a better place and will remain in your hearts and minds forever. A memorial will be sent to Bethlehem Lutheran church in Fargo.

    Joe, Scott, Samantha, Tony, Zach and Lauren Farrell

  29. Tom Miller says:

    Betty, will be missed. So sorry to hear of her passing.

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