Elizabeth Bachmann

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Elizabeth (Betty) Lauinger Bachmann, age 73 died April 15, 2015 in Sanford Palliative Care. She was born August 18, 1941 on the homestead 2 ½ miles northeast of Strasburg, ND to her parents Bernhardt J. and Barbara Wald Lauinger. After completing school she moved to Fargo and lived and worked with her 2 sisters. After a few years she moved to California to help her younger sister. She continued her career in the food and beverage industry and worked and lived in Chicago where she met her husband Bill Bachmann and then moved to Slidell, LA. After a number of years Betty moved to Linton, ND and back to Fargo. After Betty retired she was a volunteer at the VA hospital. Betty was a very kind, loving and selfless person, always thinking of others and putting their needs ahead of her own. She helped take care of 2 sick sisters- in-laws, a brother-in law and a sister. She had a great relationship with her nephews and nieces. Betty also had a wonderful sense of humor and loved her family so very much. Everyone was so excited when Betty would come home. Betty will be missed by her very special friend Jerry Gilland; brothers, Joe, Linton, ND, Conrad (Rose), Fargo, Baldwin (Grace) Bismarck; and her sister Virginia, Hamilton, NJ. Betty was blessed with 9 nieces, 12 nephews and many great-nephews and nieces; and great-great-nephews and nieces. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Bernhardt and Barbara Lauinger; brothers, baby Konrad, Erven, and Tony, and two sisters, Evangeline and Tillie. There will be a memorial service at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior. Memorials preferred to a homeless shelter of the donor’s choice or the Right to Life Organization.

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  1. My parents, George and Eleanore Mischel were so very fond of Betty who visited them often as they aged. The Lauinger family were such wonderful neighbors on 2nd Avenue in Linton and Betty, as well as her sister Virginia and brother Baldwin, bring back wonderful memories. We, the Mischels, are confident that Betty now rests in the bosom of our Lord and Savior. Our deepest condolences to the Lauinger family.

  2. Baldy, my condolences to you and your family. I will always remember how ‘Black Beauty’ always gave this fat boy a little extra attention, when other less lovely girls would not. May the Lord make this transition for you all as serene as possible. John (JC) & Sandy DeBoer, Linton, ND

  3. All I can say about Betty is……………I will miss her dearly and no one will can ever take her place in my heart. I am very sad for all her family members cause she was an amazing women.

    Love and Hugs

  4. I will miss you so much Betty. You and your Sisters were the only Friends I had will miss you and the girls..I was so Blessed to have you as my friend. I left Fargo for family reasons.

  5. Everyone keeps saying “now Betty has her wings”! I think she has had her wings for a very long time. She was a blessing to know. I can not imagine not being able to never talk to her again. A day hardly ever went by that we didn’t call each other. We would start our conversations with “I love you” and end our conversations with “I love you.” We truley did love each other very very much. We had so much fun with our morning excersizing at the Y with the SILVER SNEEKERS. As soon as we left there we would head to the Fryn’ Pan and have the biggest breakfast we could order, cause we were so hungry from all that excersizing. ha ha!!!

    My nick name for her was Bee Bop, she called me Bonita.

    I would love to keep in touch with Barbie and Baldie and Grace and Jerry, so they can share some of the wonderful stories I may have missed from Bett. Please keep my phone number (701)540 1609. Lotz of LOVE, Bonnie

  6. Glad I ran into Betty a couple weeks ago at the Fryin’ Pan. I remember her years at The Arc thrift store where she was always busy doing something. Classy lady that will be missed by many.

  7. When one thinks of Betty she always brings a smile to your face. What a beautiful lady she was, inside and out!
    May she now rest in peace.

    Leona Lauinger Huber

  8. Betty, I’ll miss seeing you come into the fryn’ pan and giving me a hard time. It was great getting to know you over the years. Thank you for coming into the fryn’ pan.

  9. Betty was a special friend to my mom, Anna Burgad. I thank her for that.
    Sympathy to the family.
    Jean Sicble

  10. Betty was a Wonderful person. She has a Heart of Gold and cared about everybody. We thank you Betty for being our friend. Mr & Mrs. Thomas Fugleberg

  11. When I couldn’t reach Betty on her cell last night, I had a feeling that something had happened. I live in TN and was able to see Betty about a year ago. I am so glad I made the trip…. Having known Betty for over 30 years has been a blessing. She introduced me to my husband back in Slidell and she was my Maid of Honor at my wedding. I always admired her strength and vitality. She was “one tough broad”. My love and prayers go to her family and know that she will never be forgotten.

  12. I valued our friendship and you will always be a part of me as such. You will be greatly missed but never forgotten. ….love you Betty

  13. I have worked with Betty for several years in Slidell, LA…I think the world of her and she was the best waitress I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing…she is sadly missed!

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