Elizabeth “Betty” Joyce Biermann, age 86 of Winthrop died peacefully at her home in Winthrop with her family by her side on Tuesday, October 24, 2023.
Funeral service will be 11 am on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop. Pastor Paul Meitner will officiate, and burial will follow in the St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Moltke Township at a later date.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 pm on Friday, November 3rd, and continue from 10-11 am on Saturday, November 4th all at the Zion Lutheran Church in Winthrop.
The Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes of New Ulm are assisting the family with arrangements at this time.
To leave an online condolence for her family, or to sign the guestbook, go to: mvfh.org
Betty is survived by her daughter, Laura Biermann of Ramsey; her son, Mark (Alesia) Biermann of Spring Valley; her grandchildren, Samuel (Gabrielle Bell) Jones of Blaine, Emily (Noah Watson) Biermann of Spring Valley, Katherine (Billy Radloff) Jones of Ramsey, Abigail Biermann of Spring Valley; her great grandson, Archie Thomas; her sister, Kathleen O’Neill of Winthrop; her sister-in-law, Lois Biermann of Illinois; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leonard in 2019; her sons, Todd, Karl, and David Biermann; her mother-in-law, and father-in-law, Adelheid and Edward Biermann; and her brothers-in-law, Lester Biermann, and George O’Neill.
Elizabeth “Betty” Joyce Walz was born November 18, 1936, in Benson, Minnesota to Marcus and Lillian (Giese) Walz. Betty was baptized into the faith on December 13, 1936, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Benson, and later confirmed on June 11, 1951, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Winthrop. Growing up in Winthrop, Betty was a 1955 graduate from Winthrop High School. She furthered her education at Mankato State University where she attained her B.S. R.N. degree in 1959. She was united in marriage to Leonard Biermann on September 6, 1959, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Winthrop by Rev. R.W. Langhans. Betty worked a dedicated career as a registered nurse at the Gaylord Community Hospital, Sibley County Public Health, and was also the first school nurse in Sibley County. To give back to her community, Betty volunteered with the Red Cross, Pre-School Clinics, and with The Education Foundation for Exchange Students. When she wasn’t working, Betty enjoyed spending time outdoors tending to her gardens, feeding and watching the birds, or caring for her dogs. As the perpetual provider, Betty also enjoyed spending time in her kitchen baking for her family. Betty was a dedicated and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She thrived on being involved in the lives of her family and friends. She treated everyone like family, if they liked it or not. Her resilient, tenacious, and ever-present character will forever be remembered by those who knew and loved her. Blessed be her memory.
Memorials are preferred to Allina Hospice, St. Jude’s, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop, the Mayo Clinic, or the donor’s choice.