Elizabeth Gwendolyn "Betty" Jung Eman, 89, Minot, and formerly of the Surrey/Norwich area, died Monday, June 2, 2014, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House, in St. Augusta, Minn.
Betty was born Aug. 15, 1924, in Minot, to Wallace and Alice (Kelly) Garrett. She was reared on a farm near Minot and attended rural schools, Roosevelt Elementary, and Minot Junior and Senior High School. Betty graduated from Minot High School in 1942, where she enjoyed playing violin in the orchestra, served on the school newspaper staff, belonged to Pep Club and Girl's Council, and played basketball and volleyball.
As a young adult she was employed at Minot Steam Laundry, at Twin City Ordnance Plant - Federal Cartridge Corp. in New Brighton, Minn., making bullets for World War II, and at First National Bank in Minot.
Betty married Cletus Jung on April 7, 1947, in Minot. They made their home on the Bill and Stella Schaefer farm near Minot, prior to moving to a farm near Norwich in Surrey Township of Ward County in 1950. Cletus and Betty raised small grains, cattle, pigs and chickens. The year 1958 was a special year the farm house was remodeled to include running water and indoor plumbing! Cletus died on Feb. 14, 1969. Betty remained on the farm with her children. Betty married Emil Eman on Oct. 7, 1971, in Minot. Emil and Betty built a new home in 1974, less than one mile from the farm. Emil died on May 23, 2001. Betty moved to Dakota Terrace Apartments in Minot in August 2001. She made many wonderful friends and enjoyed the apartment complex social gatherings while living there. When Betty faced declining health in August 2013, she moved to Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta.
Betty was a lifelong member of St. Leo's Catholic Church, in Minot, where she was baptized, received her first communion, was confirmed and married. She was active in the Surrey School PTA, Surrey Music Boosters and Ward County Farmers Union as a youth group leader. Betty loved bowling and Disneyland! She also enjoyed gardening, crocheting, knitting and sewing. Betty and Emil enjoyed traveling to visit relatives and attending functions of her children and grandchildren. For many years she helped senior citizens with their income taxes. Betty also volunteered with March of Dimes, Woman's Action Program and the Ward Country Historical Society.
Betty's loving family includes: her children, Janie Jung, of Rolette, Joyce (Ron) Solberg, of rural Minot, Bryce Jung, of Whitehouse, Ohio, Donna (Terry) Medler, of Waite Park, Minn., Meredith Jung, of California, Neil Jung, of Warm Springs, Mont., Dolores Pilch, of Bismarck, MaryAnn (Brad) Taft, of Baltimore and Anita Jung Reich, of Glenwood, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Linda Jung; many dear grandchildren and cherished great-grandchildren; stepdaughters: Dorothy (Melvin) Christiansen, Darleen Klemp and Loretta Kunkel; 11 stepgrandchildren; 14 stepgreat-grandchildren; two stepgreat-great-grandchildren; sister, Billyann Wessling, of Oregon; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Betty was preceded in death by: her parents; husbands; son, Gary Jung; and sisters, Mary Agnes Balcom, Patricia Withers and Jayne Reeves.
Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, June 23, at 11 a.m. at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Minot.
Interment: Tuesday, June 24, at 9:30 a.m. at the Jung farm.
Visitation will be: Sunday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Vigil Prayer Service, Recitation of the Rosary and Family Sharing will be: Sunday, June 22, at 4 p.m., in St. Leo's Catholic Church, Minot.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).