Elizabeth "Betty" Worner

Elizabeth M. (Betty) Worner, 91, Grand Forks, formerly of Fargo, ND passed away peacefully on May 5, 2020 at her residence. Betty is survived by her children Terree Herbst, New York; Ted (Jean) Worner, Rosemont, MN; Bruce (Peg) Worner, Fargo; Kathleen (Deon) Kissoon , Pryor Lake, MN; Michelle Halpain, Devils Lake; Estee Raynor, Grand Forks; Herb (Paula) Worner, Roanoke, VA; Laurie (Tim) Mueller, Lake Elmo, MN; Anna (Chris) Stansbury, Denver, CO; and Leo (Tammy) Worner, West Fargo; Numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren; her sister, Estherann (Dode) Olsen, Woodbury, MN and many nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, William Worner; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Worner; son William Worner, Jr.; granddaughters Carri Worner and Janna Kunkel; great grandsons Wyatt and Connor Murphy; parents Theodore and Esther Stelten; brothers Theodore Stelten and Reverend Leo Stelten, and sister Kathleen Volker. Visitation will be from 1-2 on Thursday, May 21, at St. Mary’s Cathedral followed by Funeral Mass at 2:00. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Breckenridge, MN.

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  1. I was saddened with the news of Betty’s passing. I met Betty, Bill and some family members about 29 years ago now. She was funny and I remember a good sense of humor. My sincere condolences to Estee and Leo and the rest of the family. My prayers are with you this day-

  2. Dear Friends: God’s blessings and a welcome home to our Aunt Betty. Our thoughts and prayers are sent your way, our wonderful cousins and their families.

  3. My sympathies to the entire Worner family during this very difficult time. Betty was an amazing lady and I remember her smile and her laugh. Anna, saying prayers for you and your family as you struggle with the loss of your Mom.

  4. Anna, So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your family. May she rest in peace.

  5. To my cousins deepest sympathy. I remember Betty and Bill’s gifts of Mogen David and Chocolate Covered Cherries to all the family members at Grandpa Herb’s annual Christmas gathering. The last of the generation.
    Love and condolences from Kathie and Dempsey Worner in Virginia.

  6. Dear Worner family: You have our sympathy on the passing of Betty. She was a dear friend for a long time.
    We have many dear memories from the past of your family. Stan & Marlyce Carlsrud

  7. Betty was an important part of the Presentation Family. Her involvement as a Presentation Associate began in 2005 and she has been a strong supported of the Presentation Sisters and the Charism of Nano Nagle. She will be deeply missed.

  8. Dear Estee and family,
    So sorry to hear that Betty has left us. She was a grand lady…and fun, too. May you all be comforted by your memories and find consolation in your faith. My prayers and sympathy are with you. She dwells in the House of the Lord with all your loved ones who have gone on before her.

  9. Worner Family,

    Your Mom & Dad were the first of many people I met when I moved back to Fargo in 1978. Their home was always so welcome to many. When square dancing they were so fun to have in our square. My sincere condolences to all of you.

  10. Dear Family of Betty,
    I was so sorry to see of the passing of your Dear Mother. Some of you may not remember me. We used to live next door when we were first married and several of you beautiful children would babysit with our children. Your parents raised a wonderful family and your mom was a great lady. In fact, I think she gave me some advice now and then. I would love to be there for the service, but not sure if I can, as I have been dealing with health issues. I am sending you all a hug and my sympathy for your loss.

  11. To all of Bettys family, I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Bettys passing. My sister Vickie called me tonight & told me as she had just found out, Greg & I do not get the Forum during this pandemic time so we missed reading of her passing. I do have fun memories of all the Worner family going to Grandma & Grandpa Worner’s for Christmas Eve. I also remember the box of chocolate candy we would get at Christmas from Betty & Bill. Please know we hold you all in our thoughts & prayers. She is resting in God’s loving arms. God’s comfort & peace to all. Debbie (Lee) Seurer & Greg Seurer

  12. We recently learned of Betty’s passing and wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Betty’s family. My parents were friends of Esther and Ted Stelten since the 1920’s. I remember visiting the Stelten family in Wahpeton, ND and having such great times with the Stelten children. Betty was always so kind and pleasant to be around.
    Our prayers go out to all.

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