Obituary for Bette Quinnell

Bette Quinnell, age 87 of Northfield, passed away Sunday afternoon, December 9, 2018, at the Care Center of the Northfield Retirement Community. Bette Jane Quinnell was born March 16, 1931, in Stanton, Minnesota, to George and Selma (Hanson) Goudy. She was raised in Cannon Falls and graduated from CFHS in 1949. Following her education, she lived in Minneapolis and worked for IDS as an executive assistant. Bette married Elden “Hunts” Quinnell on March 21, 1953 in Cannon Falls and they moved to Minneapolis soon after their marriage. They moved to Northfield in 1958. In 1962, with Bette’s support and encouragement, […]

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Bette Quinnell, age 87 of Northfield, passed away Sunday afternoon, December 9, 2018, at the Care Center of the Northfield Retirement Community.

Bette Jane Quinnell was born March 16, 1931, in Stanton, Minnesota, to George and Selma (Hanson) Goudy. She was raised in Cannon Falls and graduated from CFHS in 1949. Following her education, she lived in Minneapolis and worked for IDS as an executive assistant. Bette married Elden “Hunts” Quinnell on March 21, 1953 in Cannon Falls and they moved to Minneapolis soon after their marriage. They moved to Northfield in 1958. In 1962, with Bette’s support and encouragement, Hunts became owner and agent of the State Farm Insurance Agency in Northfield. Hunts passed away in 1986.

Bette was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she was actively involved with the church boards, the hospitality committee, Stephen’s Ministry, and Women’s Ministry. She also served as a Sunday School teacher and participated in a Bible Study with other church couples. She was a member of the Northfield Lion’s Club, where she was the first woman president and was honored as a distinguished Lion by receiving the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. She was known for her compassionate personality, kind heart, quick wit and engaging sense of humor. Above all, Bette was a loving, devoted and nurturing wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her sons, Mark (Susan) of Northfield, Joel of Edina, Jeffrey of Northfield, two grandchildren, Emily (Brian) Tolly of St. Louis, Missouri and Evan Quinnell of Washington, DC, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her four siblings, Hazelle Flom, Dory Nelson, Bernie Benson and George Goudy.

Services will be Friday, December 28, 2018 at 11:00AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield. A reception will follow. The visitation will be Thursday, December 27, 2018 from 4-7PM at the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. Visitation will continue at the church on Friday one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to the Northfield Care Center at the Northfield Retirement Community.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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Funeral

December 28, 2018 - 11:00 AM


Visitation One Hour Before Service
St. John’s Lutheran Church
500 3rd St W Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Visitation

December 27, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 7:00PM

Benson & Langehough Funeral Home
201 East 4th Street Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

2 Comments

  1. Sandy Quenomoen Anderson

    Mark, Joel, and Jeff you have my deepest sympathy’s in the passing of your mom. She was such a wonderful lady. I have so many memories of your whole family.

    All the times our families got together back in the 50s. Babysitting for you guys. My mind is just swimming with memories. Too many to even mention.

    I am so glad that I did get to visit her a couple years ago. We had such a nice time reminiscing of all our memories.

    Just hang on tight to all the great memories you guys have. It will get you through. But just know that it will take some time.

    I rejoice in the fact that she is now in heaven with my mom and dad Carl and Hilde.

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  2. Ed Little

    Sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. I pray for God’s grace, and peace be wrapped around you during this time of grief, remembering, time with family, and continuing to go on in life.

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