Anita Kay Bettschart, age 66, of North Branch passed away April 18, 2008 at the Villages of North Branch. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 22nd at the Sunrise Chapel atVillages of North Branch with Chaplain Ann Richards officiating. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the funeral Tuesday at the Sunrise Chapel. Interment will be in Union Cemetery in Mound, Minnesota.
Anita Kay Bettschart was born April 21, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Adolph and Helen Bettschart. She was born with Downs Syndrome and lived a long happy life beyond all predictions. She lived between Colorado and Minnesota throughout her life. In 1981 she moved to Salida, Colorado until she returned to Minnesota on January 21st, 2008 to live at Villages of North Branch. Anita loved polka music, dancing, parties and picnics. She had many hobbies including latch hooking, coloring, scrap booking and writing recipes. She was always concerned about being on time.
Anita had a remarkable memory and upon meeting someone once would always remember their name even if many years had past before they met again. She always said “My mother said I’m an angel” which was amongst many of her sayings. Her family will never forget her.
Anita Kay Bettschart passed away April 18, 2008 at Villages of North Branch at the age of 66 years, 11 months and 27 days. She is survived by her sisters, Harriet (George) Hammerlund of Brighton, Colorado, Phyllis (Ray) Brokke of Salida, Colorado, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.