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Betty L. Menne

August 17, 1930 ~ January 5, 2021 (age 90)


Betty Louise Menne, 90, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at her home the Benedictine Living Community.  She was born on August 17, 1930, in Estherville, Iowa to Arthur and Fern (Priegel) Frauenholtz.  She graduated in 1948 from St. James High School, St. James, Minnesota.  On October 14, 1950, she was united in marriage to Gerald Menne in St. James.  They lived in Litchfield, Minnesota for 16 years where she worked at Stewart’s Jewelry, Christine’s Clothing Store and as an Avon Lady.  In 1969 they moved to Red Wing where they purchased the Suskovic Jewelry Store, naming it Menne’s Jewelry, which they owned and operated until 1995.  Gerald died on September 26, 1996.  Betty was a member of the Church of St. Joseph and the Mississippi National Golf Links.  She loved golf (in person and on television), traveled extensively (including 20 trips to Hawaii) and enjoyed having coffee with her many friends. 

Betty is survived by her three children, Laurel (Russ) Dibb of Parker, Colorado, William (Dixie Carroll) of Brooklyn Park and Jeffrey of St. Louis Park; two grandchildren, Michelle (Baard) Roppe and Elliot Menne; two great grandchildren, Noah and Caleb Roppe; sisters-in-law, Lucille Kintzi of Rochester and Bonnie Frauenholtz of Clovis, California, and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one great grandson, Michael Roppe; one brother, Robert Frauenholtz and one sister, Jean Smith.

A private family Mass of Resurrection will be held at the Church of St. Joseph.  Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements are by the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

*Betty’s family would like to thank the staff at The Downtown Plaza and St Crispin’s for the kindness and loving care they gave her.

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