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Betty J. Gunter

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Norfolk — Betty Jean Gunter, 91, of Norfolk, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022 at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Norfolk.

Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Orchard.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022 at the church in Orchard. Pastor Ryan Janke will officiate.

Burial will be in the St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in Orchard.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty was born on a farm two miles west and three miles south of Orchard and two miles north and three miles east of Ewing, to William Edmund and Martha Catherine Kohlhof Shrader on April 6, 1931. She went to Rural District 86 for eight years and graduated from Ewing High School in 1948 as salutatorian of her class.  

Betty was baptized and joined the United Presbyterian Church in Ewing on March 21, 1948. 

She married Verl Eugene Gunter of Ewing on Sunday, Aug. 28, 1949 at the United Presbyterian Church there. 

She lived 64 years in Nebraska, three in Illinois, three in Indiana, three in Oklahoma and 18 in Colorado.  

She loved to do scrapbooks and photo albums, play cards, embroidery, Bible studies and write her columns Sunrise, Sunset and Tiny Town Talk for the local weekly newspapers and going to Betty's Club.  

She and her husband joined the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod on Feb. 6, 1955 in Neligh. Verl was ordained a pastor on July 19, 1981 in Ft. Morgan, CO. He passed away in 1999. 

She is a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk, where her mother Martha Kohlhof was confirmed in 1904 in German language.

Betty is survived by four children are Judy Ann (John) Head of Jones, Oklahoma, Johnny Verl (Marilynn) Gunter of Marshall, MN, Jamey Eugene (Peggy) Gunter of Norfolk and Janet Jean (Toby) Eisenach of Ft. Morgan, CO; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister Mary Lou Wettlaufer of O'Neill.

She was preceded in death by her husband Rev. Verl E. Gunter in 1999; her parents; three sisters Ruth Ann in infancy, Alice Shrader and Dorothy Johnston; two brothers Willie and Eddy; one sister-in-law Frances Shrader; two brothers-in-law Archie Johnston and Gerald Wettlaufer; and one grandson Travis Charles Head.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.snidermemorialfh.com.             

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