Betty M. Pyfferoen

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, June 12, 1927
Date of Death:
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Age:
93 years old

Public Visitation

Date: Friday October 02, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Saturday October 03, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church [ view map ]

Private Family Funeral Mass

Date: Saturday October 03, 2020
Time: 11:00 am

Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Grandview Memorial Gardens [ view map ]

Notes

The private family funeral Mass will be available for viewing on St. Pius X Catholic Church website.  www.piusx.org

 

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, June 12, 1927
Date of Death:
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Age:
93 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, June 12, 1927
Date of Death:
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Age:
93 years old

Betty M. Pyfferoen

Obituary for Betty M. Pyfferoen

Mrs. Pyfferoen, age 93, passed away at Madonna Summit in Byron, MN on September 29, 2020. She had been a resident at Madonna Living Community since May of 2015. She was born on June 12, 1927, to John and Mary (Jensen) Peters in Rochester, MN. She graduated from Rochester High School and was employed as a telephone operator before her marriage to Glynn Pyfferoen on October 1, 1946. They farmed and did custom work in the communities of Plainview, Kasson, and rural Rochester. During marriage, Betty and Glynn raised 11 children.

Their home was often a refuge for teens and kids’ friends who were out of their own homes or just needed to get away. She was known as the “Egg Lady” since she sold dozens of eggs daily and enjoyed cajoling with her egg customers. She was also very active in her local church helping with the funeral dinners and frequently baked bread and other goods for friends and neighbors who had experienced loss. She would frequently drive friends/ family to appointments if they were unable to transport themselves.

She took time out of her busy days to visit the sick and home bound with a servant’s heart. 1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear.” She loved gardening, canning, raising chickens, baking, and her dogs. Her finger rolls were famous to family and friends! One of her favorite pastimes was playing cards. She loved the social aspect of getting together to play cards but she was also very competitive and played to win! She and Glynn enjoyed hosting an annual 4th of July family reunion and neighborhood picnic. Betty and Glynn celebrated 50 years of marriage in 1996.

Following the death of her husband in 1997, Betty enjoyed the companionship of a special friend, Kenny Benedict until his passing in 2013.

Survivors include 9 children, daughter-in-law Connie (Michael) Pyfferoen of Rochester, MN,  Patricia (Mark) Mehrhoff of Cleveland, TN, Thomas (Denise) Pyfferoen of Pine Island, MN, Mary (Paul) Sutton of Dodge Center, MN, Ann Pyfferoen (Jim Melville) of Mantorville, MN,  Peter (Carol) Pyfferoen of Oronoco, MN, Paul (Carmen) of Byron, MN, Christine (Brad) Gibson of Charles City, IA, Ruth (Mike) Johnson of Kasson, MN, and Todd (Shelly) Pyfferoen of Byron, MN; 27 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband Glynn; sons Michael and Daniel; sons-in-law Allan Polikowsky and Dave Walters, and special friend, Kenny.

Mrs. Pyfferoen was the last surviving member of the Peters family which included brothers: William, Christy, John, George, and Frank Peters; sisters: Anne Johnson, Esther Peters, Margaret Peterson, Freida Curtis, Mildred Christopherson, and Gladys Larson.

A private family funeral Mass for Betty M. Pyfferoen will be at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Rochester, MN on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Loomis officiating. A public visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020 at the church and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens.

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Todd my thoughts and prayers for you. Don't know how she put up with all of you. A great woman.


 


Teresa Miller


 

We send our sympathies and prayers to the family of Betty.  We live in St. Mary’s Hills.  We bought eggs from Betty and my neighbor and I got together for coffee a few times with Betty..  I taught school in Byron and had some of the family in school. My neighbor Margaret and I were  also at Betty’s big 90 birthday party.  Betty was a special person always with a smile on her face.  She loved her family.  

Dear Pyfferoen Family.  I am truly sorry for the loss of your dear mother.  She was a fun and spunky lady.  I remember when my mom passed (Betty Badger) your mom was the first person to come and offer her condolences and brought banana bread!  We shared lots of fun memories, which Dad truly appreciated.  When your mom and my dad were in Madonna Meadows at the same time, they did play cards together and your mom had to get on dad's case when he slipped up!!!!!  it was fun to watch!!!!  Again, my sincere sympathy to all of you, your mom was a peach!!! Sincerely, Bev (Badger) Delisle

Thinking of you all at this sad time. Sending hugs and prayers.


Bob and Teresa Batzel

With Deepest Sympathies! Deborah Logan

We came to Rochester to start residencies at Mayo and sometime after we came we bought our first home and it was near luckily for us near Glen and Betty.  They were wonderful neighbors.  Glen would bail us out of storms (in Missouri snow is rare) and Betty would give me ideas for baking bread and gardening.  Chris and Ruth would babysit for our children at first and then Ruth became a very important caregiver for our children and has continued to care for us as we age.  Ruth is a dear friend to us and every day we feel so fortunate to know her and to have known this wonderful family.

I am so sorry to hear about the death of Betty.  I always enjoyed my visits with Betty!  I got a big smile when I entered her room; she loved to pray and tell stories of days gone bye.  I send my prayers to all of her family whom she loved so much and ask that God bless you with peace and many loving memories.   Sister Sue Reif, OSF

Tom, Denise, and family,


We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother, mother - in- law. May you find joy and peace in the memories you have to share. Loved ones never really leave us but live on in our hearts. She raised a great son, who chose a wonderful wife. 


May God bless you all,


Tom and Cathy Puls


 

Dear Michelle, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you and your family peace during this time of grief. With sincerest condolences, Rhonda Jensson, RCTC Music/Theatre/Student Life

Thoughts and prayers are with you all. What a grand lady was your mother, grand and great grandmother.  Leo and I always loved to visit with her whenever we saw her. I recall she was very welcoming when we came toByron and  got involved with church. Leo is quite ill now thus this computer message but I will surely tell him when he is better.  We will miss her as you will but know she is in the Lord’s hands.  Fondly, Mary

to all Pyfferoen family,


After seeing the obituary in the paper, our hearts are broken, so sorry to hear about your loss, Betty was a great person. we thought about coming to see her many times, but time just flew bye, we thought about coming even this spring and summer, but with Covid 19, we couldn't. She will be truely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


Kate and Dave (Sam) Clemens


 

Mary, Ann, Ruth & other family members:


Sending to you & your families my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother.  You are in my thoughts & prayers.


Louise

Please accept our sincere condolences in Betty’s passing. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord.

Pat, so sorry to hear about the death of your mother. My sympathy to the entire Pyfferoen family.  I will keep you in my prayers.

Sending all my sympathy to Betty's children and their spouses (mates).  She was such a lovely lady.

To the families of Betty Pyfferoen,    We send our sympathies and condolences.  Rose & Dave Gottschalk

Betty’s daughter, Mary, is my sister-in-law and her daughter, Ann, was one of my best friends in high school. I have numerous memories over the years with Pyfferoen Family, in particular, the chivalry parties after weddings! Betty will be missed and my deepest sympathy to the family. 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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I am sorry for your loss.  I have very fond memories of your mother.  
God be with you at this difficult time 

So sorry for your loss! You are in my thoughts and prayers 🙏

Betty was a great card player she will be missed.


 

Aunt Betty and Uncle Glynn were obviously my favorite, hard not yo be as wonderful as they were. They are together again enjoying their anniversary together. 


I know its hard to 'let go' but you (we) really aren't because each of us have our memories to keep our love ones alive in our hearts.


Love you guys. Till I see you again.


Rosi and family


 

Aunt Betty was my favorite aunt.  She was a generous loving lady, with a great sense of humor.  I loved visiting her when I came to town.  Life was difficult at times for her,  but she continued to be a giving, helping hand when needed.  She always had time to visit the homebound and bring cheer where needed.  I will miss this lovely lady. ❤