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Betty A. Gaarder

Betty A. Gaarder

Betty A. Gaarder, 83, passed away on March 7, 2018 at Inn on Westport Memory Care Unit in Sioux Falls, where she had lived the past four years. Funeral services will begin at 10 am on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Heritage Funeral Home (4800 S. Minnesota Ave) in Sioux Falls with visitation one hour prior.

Betty Stanley was born on May 9, 1934 in Dolton, SD. She grew up in the Canistota area and graduated from Canistota High School in 1952. She went on to attain a nursing degree from Sioux Valley School of Nursing in 1955. On September 2, 1955 she married Floyd Gaarder in Canistota. They lived in Canistota until 1961 then moved to Presho, SD where they lived for 13 years. They then moved to Sioux Falls where Betty worked as the Assistant Director of Nursing at Good Samaritan Village until her retirement.

Betty enjoyed scrapbooking, making cards and being a nurse. Betty and Floyd enjoyed traveling on various bus trips as well as going to SDSU and Augustana games. She will be remembered as a caring, hardworking woman with a big heart.

Betty is survived by: her husband, Floyd, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Larry and Barb Gaarder, her Godchild, Kathy Hofer and family and numerous cousins. Betty's family would like to thank the Inn on Westport Memory Care Unit for the great care she received over the past four years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Children's Home Society, Feeding South Dakota, or Children's Inn.