Betty Walker

May 4, 1966-July 22, 2021

Betty Walker, 55,

Minot, died Thursday,

July 22, 2021, in the lov-

ing company of her family

at a Minot assisted living


Betty Ann Walker was

born on May 4th, 1966, in

Minot, ND, to Richard and

Donna (Milkey) Walker,

and was raised on her

family’s farm Northeast of

Minot. She attended

Minot Public Schools, gra-

duating from Minot High

in 1984.

In June of 1985, Betty

married Bruce Du-

tenhafer; their union was

blessed with two children:

Stephanie Dutenhafer and

Sadie (Dutenhafer) Lar-

son, the mother of Betty’s

grandsons. Betty and

Bruce divorced in 1994.

In 2018, Betty met Troy

Hauf, who would become

her best friend, partner,

and fiance. A relationship

that remained strong until

the end of her life. Betty

enjoyed their time going

to the mountains, garden-ing, camping, and fishing;

overall just being together.

Her daughters and

grandsons were the light

and joy of her life.

Betty is survived by her

father, Richard Walker; fi-

ance, Troy Hauf;

daughters, Stephanie Du-

tenhafer (Tommy Ellis)

and Sadie (Shawn) Lar-

son; grandsons Ayden

Larson and Tucker Lar-

son; brothers Rod Walker

and Richard (Helen)

Walker; sister, Wendy

Walker; and many aunts,

uncles, cousins, and


Betty is preceded in

death by her mother,

Donna Walker.

Family and friends are

invited to sign a memori-

al register book on Mon-

day, July 26, 2021, from

4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

at the Thomas Family

Funeral Home, Minot.

A private by invitation

Celebration of Betty’s Life

will be held in the chapel

of Thomas Family Funeral

Home, Minot. To share

memories, condolences or

to view a delayed stream-

ing of her memorial start-

ing on July 29, 2021,

please access her obituary

page at www.thomas


Private Interment: St.

Matthew Lutheran

Church Cemetery, Max,


Memorials are pre-

ferred to Caring Edge Hos-

pice, Salvation Army or to

an organization of the

donor’s choice.