Lundquist, Elizabeth H.
Elizabeth “Betty” Helen Lundquist died April 22, 2020. Daughter of Harris and Zoe Smith, she was born July 24, 1920, in Laurium, Mich. Graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1938. In the Twin Cities, Betty was doing office work at an iron supply business, when a charming salesman – Vernon Lundquist – approached and stole her heart. They were married in 1947, and eventually settled in Minnetonka. Betty held several jobs, but especially enjoyed being office secretary at Sunset Hill School in Plymouth, where she made new friends young and old. Betty enjoyed traveling the world, fishing with Vern at Dunn’s Lake and making onion pie! Through the Arthritis Foundation, she taught water aerobics at Ridgedale YMCA into her early 90s. Betty was preceded in death by husband, Vern, brothers, Harris, John (Jack) and James (Bud) and daughters, Joan Brinkworth and Susan Combe. Survived by daughter, Barbara DeGroot (Mtka.), sons-in-law, Bruce Brinkworth (Canmore, Alberta, Can.), Bob DeGroot (Mtka.) and Paul Combe (Casper, Wy.), plus fantastic grandchildren, great-grandkids, nieces and nephews. There will be a celebration of Betty’s life at a future date. Memorials preferred to the Ridgedale YMCA.
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