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home : obituaries : obituaries July 21, 2017

5/3/2017 2:47:00 PM
Minnie Getty

Minnie Getty, 92, of Windom died April 25, 2017, at Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington.
A memorial service was held Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 1 p.m., at American Lutheran Church in Windom with Pastor Sarah Larsen Tade officiating.
Special music was provided by Carol Vought, organist; and Dustin Stevens, pianist, playing "How Great Thou Art."
Congregational hymns were "Abide With Me," "Beautiful Savior" and "Blessed Assurance."
Scripture lessons were taken from Psalm 23, Proverbs 3:3-6 and II Timothy 4:7-8.
Ushers were Tom Barron and Ron Soleta.
Interment was at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Windom.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service and Aqua Green Cremation of Windom handled the funeral arrangements.
Memorials preferred to the American Lutheran Church of Windom or the Sunset Hospice Cottage of Worthington.
Minnie (Monson) Getty was born on Jan. 31, 1925, to Peter and Beate (Hodnefjell) Monson in Lakefield. She was baptized and confirmed in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
After graduating from Lakefield High School, she attended St. Cloud Teacher's College and later completed her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education at Mankato State College.
Minnie's first teaching job was with the Windom Public Schools. She met Addison, who was also teaching there at the time, and they were united in marriage on Aug. 16, 1947, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lakefield.
They made their home in Windom and were blessed with two children, Bill and Janet. She later accepted a teaching position with the Mt. Lake Public Schools where she taught until retirement.
Minnie retired from teaching after 25 dedicated years.
Upon retirement, she and Addison divided their time between their home in Windom and their home in McAllen, Texas. They enjoyed the winter months golfing, as well as traveling to many destinations.
Minnie was a faithful member of the American Lutheran Church in Windom. She taught Sunday and Bible School and participated in Circle for many years. She volunteered on numerous occasions and especially enjoyed making lefse for the church bazaar. She was also a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the Tourist Club and a longtime member of the Windom Country Club.
Minnie was an avid sports fan. She loved to golf and played well into her later years. She also enjoyed her books on tape, baking, socializing over coffee or dinner with friends and, more recently, playing cards and bingo at Remick Ridge.
She will be remembered as having a natural, caregiving spirit. Throughout her lifetime, she offered her kindness and heartfelt gifts to her family, friends and students.
Minnie was a devoted wife to Addison for 64 years. She was a loving mother, proud grandmother and adored her great-grandchildren.
She passed away at Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington on April 25, 2017, at the age of 92.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Addison; son, Bill; and brother, Harold Monson.
Minnie is survived by her daughter, Janet (Larry) Soleta; grandchildren: Erin (Greg) Fischer, Shaun (Amy) Soleta, Judson (Marissa) Getty, Lucas Getty and Joshua (Sara) Getty. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, as well as many other relatives both here and in Norway.
Blessed be the memory of Minnie.

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