Betty Rian Klauda
Thursday, June 21, 1928
Date of Death:
Saturday, February 10, 2018
89 years old
Betty Rian Klauda
Forever in our hearts and greatly missed, Betty went to be with our heavenly father on Feb 10, 2018 at Madonna Towers.
The Memorial Mass for Betty Rian Klauda will be at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 15th at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Rochester with Rev. Tom Loomis officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to Mass. Betty donated her body to the Mayo Clinic Anatomical Bequest Program. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery at a later date.
Betty Ann Dunsmore was born June 21, 1928 in St. Paul, MN to Henry and Margaret (Dingels) Dunsmore.
She was married on May 28, 1949 to Vincent James (Jim) Rian at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in St. Paul, MN.
On December 5, 1958, they moved to Rochester, MN where Jim opened the Rochester branch of the CPA firm Broeker & Hendrickson (RSM McGladrey).
Betty was an active member of St Pius X Catholic Church and later Holy Spirit Church in Rochester. She enjoyed doing volunteer work at St. Pius School, Rochester Methodist Hospital (where she earned her 1,000 hour pin), and Banner Del Webb Hospital in Sun City West, AZ where they wintered for many years.
Jim Rian, her husband of 46 years, passed away on November 15, 1995. Betty married Frank Klauda on January 1, 1999.
Throughout Betty’s life, her interactions with her loving family and countless friends were laced with her sweet and giving personality. It extended easily into her volunteer life where her wonderful sense of warmth radiated through those she helped in big and small ways.
She is survived by her children, Cherie (Ed) Daum, Mary (Tony) Crea, Jolene (Dan) Kennedy, Nancy (Tim) Kelley, Patti (Bill Vitali) Rian, Tom (Mary Jo) Rian, and Steve Rian; grandchildren, Jason (Liz) Michelizzi, Jared Michelizzi, Jim Crea, Matt (Melissa) Crea, Michelle (Brian) Tapley, Jessica Kennedy, Chelsea (Mason) Schullo, Kaitlin Kennedy, Robbie (Kimmy) Kelley, Courtney Kelley, and Katie Rian; and great-grandchildren, Mikaela, Ellie and Zara.
Betty is also survived by her husband, Frank Klauda; his children, Ann Klauda, Mary Klauda, Chris (Gerard Chelak) Klauda, Paul (Rita) Klauda, Katie (Terry) Lewis, Mike (Elizabeth) Klauda, and Tom (Sonja) Klauda; his grandchildren, Kate, Joe and Anna Chelak, Kristen (David Taintor), Melissa and Nick Klauda, Justin (Mariane) Lewis, Jeremy (Haleh) Lewis, Emili and Elli Klauda, Erica and Gavin Klauda; and great-grandchildren, Sloane and Holden.
Memorials are suggested to The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.
Macken Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.
The family of Betty Rian Klauda has received the following condolences.
John and our are so sad to hear about Betty. Wonderful friend to my mother and father, and friend to us. I always loved going to NIsswa with our families. We will always remember her. Linda (CHandler) .
What a WONDERFUL life to be celebrated! I am so pleased to have met her. Her legacy and family is now a huge part of MY extended family. I see how she influenced her daughter, Mary, then passed down this loving spirit to her granddaughter, Michele, who is now my daughter-in-law. Thank you Betty. You've been a life to admire.
To the Rian and Klauda family
Our parayers and sympathy on the loss of Betty who gave such joy to our special friend, Frank. Tell the stories, laugh at the funny times of life and rejoice that you had years to spend with this wonderful woman. Be happy that Betty will be there to greet you when you too arrive at our final destination....heaven
Mary and Joe Pesch
"Just walk fearlessly into the house of mourning, for grief is just love squaring up to its oldest enemy. And after all these mortal, human years, love is up to the challenge."
Rest in peace, Aunt Betty. Your family and friends will always remember you for your warmth, love, and kindness.
To All Family and Friends,
Sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother and friend. Betty belonged to The Greatest Generation, and rightly so. Now she belongs to Heaven HALLELUJAH! I wish and pray that the celebration of life will be a time of wonderful reminiscence and fantastic stories. Knowing the Rian Clan I expect nothing else! God Bless you all and Tom remember these stories so you can tell me about them next time we meet.
Eagle River Alaska
Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family. It is never easy when someone we love so dearly passes. The Skaf and Zaita Families
Betty was one of the sweetest people we have ever met. She always had a smile and something nice to say. We enjoyed and will miss the dinners we had with her and Frank. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Our deepest condolences to you all. Betty was such a charming woman and we have such wonderful memories of her going all the way back to CSB & SJU days. We’ll be thinking of you. Sending our love. Kathy, Mike and family.
Our deepest sympathy to the Rian family. Betty and I had some fun giggles together. She was just the sweetest person. May she rest in peace
Pork and Lil Bartholomew
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Aunt Betty was such a beautiful person inside and out. She was always so interested in family. She will be missed. Much love and hugs to all of you!