Betty Wollschlager


Aug. 24, 1926-Oct. 22, 2020

Betty Amanda

Wollschlager-Troite, 94,

Minot, formerly of the

Parshall-New Town area,

died on Thursday October

22, 2020 in a Minot hospi-


Betty was born August

24, 1926 on the family

farm near Makoti, North

Dakota, the daughter of

Nels and Betsy (Bivens)

Peterson. She was raised

and educated at country

schools in that area, be-

fore graduating from

Makoti High School. She

received a standard teach-

ing certificate and taught

for a short time at a coun-

try school NE of Makoti.

Betty was united in

marriage to Wilfred

Wollschlager in June 18,

1946. They made their

home on a farm nine

miles west of Parshall in

the “dam” country where

they farmed small grains,

had dairy cattle and

raised their family of 9

children. Wilfred died Oc-

tober 22, 1991.

Betty continued to live

on the family farm on

Lake Sakakawea until

moving into Parshall. She

was united in marriage to

Les Troite on February 19,

2003. They lived in Ore-

gon part of the year and

then would spend the

summer months at

Parshall and at Dakota

Terrace apartments in

Minot. Les died on Febru-

ary 14, 2013. Betty moved

back to Minot and had

most recently been a

resident of Somerset

Court Assisted Living


Along with raising her

family, she was an active

member of St. Anthony’s

Catholic Church, New

Town. She was a member

of Birthday Club in New

Town and enjoyed read-

ing and dancing. She had

a wonderful sense of

humor and was known for

her many quips.

Her loving family in-

cludes: children, Claudia

(Thomas) Schneider,

Parshall; Gail (Gerald) Sa-

vage, Minneapolis, MN;

Roger (Mary)

Wollschlager, Dickinson;

Inez (Michael) Schneider,

Rhame; Frank (Diane)

Wollschlager, Mims, FL;

Blane (Joan) Wollschlager,

Arlington, TX; Amanda

(Glen) Olson, Minot; Mark

(Theresa) Wollschlager,

Epworth, GA; Kurt (Jack-

ie) Wollschlager, New

Town; 33 grandchildren;

43 great-grandchildren

and one


stepchildren include Gary

(Cheryl) Troite, Albany,

OR and Linda Troite,

Sweet Home OR; along

with numerous nieces,

nephews and cousins.

Betty was preceded in

death by: her parents,

husbands Wilfred and

Les, brothers Alan, Paul,

Bernard and Harold Peter-


Private Mass of Chris-

tian Burial: Friday, Oc-

tober 30, 2020 at 11:00

a.m. in Our Lady of Grace

Catholic Church, Minot.

Livestream of the ser-

vice: will be available by

accessing the Thomas

Family Funeral Home’s

website and going to

Betty’s page for the link.

Public Visitation:

Thursday, October 29th

from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with a

Private Family Prayer ser-

vice at 7:30 p.m., all in

Thomas Family Funeral

Home, Minot.

Public Graveside ser-

vice: Friday, October 30th

at 2:45 p.m. at Van Hook

Cemetery, Rural New

Town, ND.

Memorials are preferred

to the Van Hook Cemetery

Association. Contact

Dorothy Ventsch


Those wishing to sign

the online memorial regis-

ter or share memories are

invited to use the expres-sions of sympathy section

at (www.thomasfamily