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July 19, 1944 - June 25, 2015

Betty Jane Link Winjum, 70, of Caledonia passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015. She was born July 19, 1944 in Caledonia, to Raymon and Rhoda (Omodt) Link. She grew up in Caledonia and she married Virgil Winjum. Together they shared 4 children, Scott, Jeff, Tracy and Troy.

Through the years Betty held many positions, including Control Data, Schiltz Farms, Caledonia Nursing Home, Caledonia Public School, and most recently APN in Caledonia.

Betty enjoyed spending time with family and friends; fishing, bowling, bingo and sharing stories. She also enjoyed reading and she was a talented artist.

She is survived by her husband, Virgil Winjum; 4 children, Scott Winjum, Jeff and Julie  (Goetzinger) Winjum, Tracy (Winjum) Schmitz, Troy and Jenny (Gengler) Winjum; 6 grandchildren, Taylor, Jacob, Madison, and Tanner Winjum, Claire and Nolan Schmitz; 3 sisters, Beverly Link, Wilma Nelson (Gale Danielson), Janet (William) O'Hare, a sister in law, Delores Link; and brother in law, Donald Schwartzhoff; many nieces and nephews and wonderful friends; and the caring staff and residents at Caledonia Care and Rehab.

She was preceded in death by her parents; mother and father in law, Gerhardt and Leona Winjum; infant sister, Virginia Mae; sister, Shirley (Link) Schwartzhoff; brothers and sisters in law, LaVerne and Shirley Link, Bob and Mary (Lovett) Link, sister and brother in law, Joe and Marion Roraff; grandson, Garrett Ray Winjum; brother in law, Donald Nelson; nephew, David Anthony Nelson; niece Jean Link; nephew, Greg O'Hare; son in law, Paul Schmitz.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am on Wed. July 1st, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Caledonia. Father Matt Fasnacht will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery , Caledonia. Visitation will be from 10-11 am Wed. at the church. McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia is assisting the family.

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