Elizabeth Schliinz, 74

Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Schliinz, age 74, of Delano, formerly of St. Michael, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 8, 2021.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 13 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto, MN. Visitation will take place Friday, March 12 from 4 to 8 p.m., with a 3:30 p.m. Rosary service at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, MN. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, MN.

She was born Oct. 5, 1946, to Raymond and Elenora (Niehoff) Wachman in Melrose, MN.

Betty was a loving wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister, and friend. She dedicated her life to her family and will be greatly missed, but not forgotten.

Betty made her career in banking, but her life revolved around her family. She loved to travel; sand between her toes and sun on her face.

She loved to spend time with family and friends. Attending every family sporting event possible, especially baseball and softball. Dancing, laughing and spending time with loved ones was her joy. “Pray, pray, pray” was a common saying she used. Her faith was important to her.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Elenora Wachman; brothers, Walter (Kathy) Wachman and Ervin Wachman; sister, Arlene Doboszenski; and brother-in-law, Donnie Arens.

She is survived by her husband, Duane; children, Troy (Michelle) Schliinz, Paula (Brad) Grinnell, Brandon (Angela) Schliinz; 10 grandchildren, Tayelor Schliinz, Maddy Schliinz, Blake Schliinz, Logan Grinnell, Mason Grinnell, Brandon (Emily) Grinnell, Ryan (Jess) Grinnell, Morgan (Nick) Uhl, Blake Martin and Reese Schliinz; five great-grandchildren, Tessa, Aila, Brooklynn, Jackson, and Hunter; siblings, Elaine Dorn; Millie Arens; brother-in-law, Jim Doboszenski; and sister-in-law, Darlene Wachman.

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