Beatrice Kent

Obituary of Beatrice "Betty" Kent


Beatrice “Betty” (Vetsch) Kent

Long-time Bloomington, MN resident, Beatrice “Betty” (Vetsch) Kent, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2024 at age 83. The youngest of eight girls, Betty was born in Rugby, ND on March 4, 1941 to Hedwig and Peter Vetsch. After graduating from Bishop Ryan High School in Minot, ND, Betty set off with her sister Bernice to the Twin Cities, where she met and married Eugene “Sam” Kent. A fierce multi-tasker with a gentle soul, Betty managed their busy household where they raised five children. Betty made their home on Stevens Ave. a place where neighborhood kids were always welcome, and where an extra plate was on the table for anyone who needed it. Betty enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and volunteering by delivering meals to the elderly and those less fortunate. Betty is survived by husband of 62 years Eugene Kent, children Steven Kent, Daniel (Roxanne) Kent, David (Stephenie) Kent, Gary (Ann) Kent, and Karen (Kevin) Kent Hanson, plus several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Betty's life will be celebrated with a service at Saint Joan of Arc Church (4537 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419) on Saturday, June 22 at 2:00pm, preceded by a visitation beginning at 1:00pm. A special thank you to the Memory Care staff at Hayden Grove Senior Living facility in Bloomington for taking such great care of Betty. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Loaves and Fishes

A Memorial Tree was planted for Beatrice
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cremation Society of Minnesota
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