Betty Lou Remmick

June 12, 1933-Dec. 12, 2017

Betty Lou (Gietzen)

Remmick Age 84 of

Milwaukee Formerly of

Minot, N.D.

Died December 12,

2017 of complications

from surgery and

Alzheimer’s disease.

Preceded in death by:

her parents, William N.

and Anna L. Gietzen and

her siblings:

Mary Anne

(Erving) Evenson, Billy

Gietzen and Bobby


Survived by loving

children: Nathan (Lela) of

Mukilteo WA, Beth

(Michael) of Milwaukee

WI, Jennifer

(Paul) of White Bear

Lake MN, Ginger (Jeff) of

Cedarburg WI and their


Eugene Remmick of

Milwaukee, WI, and beau-

tiful grandchildren: Zak

(Kate), and

Cody Remmick, Jansen,

Leif, and Elle Van

Grinsven, Clare, Henry

and Benny

Soucheray, and Lindy

and Jack Nelson. Also sur-

vived by sisters-in-law:


Gietzen, Delores

Gietzen, many loving

nephews and nieces,

friends, and countless

past students.

Betty Lou was born in

Haymarsh, ND on June

12, 1933. She graduated

from Glen Ullin High

School in 1951, attended

Dickinson State, Black

Hills State in Spearfish,

SD, DePaul University in

Chicago, IL and finally,

received her Bachelor of

Science in Elementary

Education from Minot

State University. The love

of Betty’s life was the

classroom. Her first as-

signment was in a

one-room schoolhouse in

rural North

Dakota. Betty was a

consummate teacher. She

was a lover and collector

of children’s literature

and was friends with

many children’s authors.

Betty taught grade school

in the Minot area

schools–specifically Bell

School–for over 34 years.

She adored her


Betty loved to travel

and see new things. She

backpacked through Eu-

rope as a teen and later

traveled to Cuba, British

Columbia, Germany, Aus-

tria, Switzerland and all

throughout the U.S., al-

ways on the hunt for the

gift shop at the end of the

tour. She will be remem-

bered for her devotion to

her Catholic faith, as she

most possibly never

missed a Sunday Mass.

She was a long time

member and volunteer of

Our Lady of Grace Church

in Minot. Betty loved her

children and grandchil-

dren deeply and her

memory will be treasured

eternally. We will love

you forever. Per her teach-

ing legacy and as a service

to Alzheimer’s research,

Betty’s body was donated

to MedCure for the ad-

vancement of medical

education and research.

A funeral mass and

celebration will be held:

at Our Lady of Grace

Catholic Church in

Minot on June 15, 2018

at 11 am with visitation

beginning at 10 am. Lun-

cheon to follow. Family

internment Haymarsh,

ND on June 16, 2018.

Memorials preferred to

Bell School.