November 20, 1945 - May 17, 2016


Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph for Elizabeth “Betty” Holthaus, age 70, of St. Joseph who passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the St. Cloud Hospital with family by her side. Reverend Jerome Tupa, OSB will officiate. Entombment of the urn will take place in the parish cemetery.
Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday and after 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday all at the St. Joseph Catholic Church’s Heritage Hall in St. Joseph. Parish prayers will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday. Arrangements were made by the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Joseph.

Betty was born on November 20, 1945 in Perham, Minnesota to Edward and Clara (Feller) Jung. She graduated from Perham High School. Betty married Henry Bleichner July 8, 1963 in Perham. They raised three children together in the St. Cloud area. She married Joseph Holthaus on February 25, 1994 and they resided in St. Joseph. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Betty enjoyed reading, traveling, entertaining, cooking, gardening, and spending quality time with her friends and family. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Rick (Janet) Bleichner of Battle Lake, Lisa (Forrest) Nwadiashi of Lakeville, and Sheri (Dan) Lochner of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Brittany and Brock Bleichner, Justin (Brit) Nwadiashi, Mitchell and Ashley Lochner; and one great-granddaughter, Brooke Nwadiashi; brother and sister, John (Brenda) Jung of Colorado Springs, CO and Marge (Len) Johnson of Perham; brother-in-law, Jim Guck of Perham; and many nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, second husband, Joe; and sister, Rosie.