Elizabeth "Betty" Therese Burg, age 90 of Owatonna, MN, formerly of Caledonia, MN, died peacefully on Christmas morning, in her home.
She was born on February 18, 1925 to Benjamin and Mary (McNamara) Mullarkey. On October 18, 1947, she was united in marriage to Arnold Burg in Wexford, IA. The two of them resided in the Caledonia area where they raised five children. Betty was a homemaker who worked diligently caring for her family. She was also employed at the Caledonia Nursing Home for two years, caring for the residents.
Betty was an absolutely amazing wife, mother, and grandmother who loved us unconditionally. She had a way of making people feel special and joyful. Faithful, loving, humble, kind and comforting are words that best describe Betty. She had a very deep faith in God, and was a shining example on how to treat others and live your life. She was an exceptional person and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her five children; Roger (Susan) Burg and Ralph (Marilyn) Burg, both of Caledonia. Arlene (John) Poling of Eden Prairie, MN, Jane Morley of Owatonna MN and Gina (Daniel) Iverson of Westby, WI. Eleven grandchildren; Ryan (Jen) Burg, Alyssa (Scott) Roland, Christopher Burg, Rebecca (Rick) Fortner, Cindy Burg, Jena Poling, Kristi Poling, Lindsey (Charles) Schultz, Mara Morley, Caitlin Morley, and Jack Iverson, three great grandchildren; Abby Wruck, Izzy and Alek Burg. She is also survived by two sisters; Mary Schellhammer of Milwaukee, WI and Alice (Ernest) Luster of Lansing, IA; and a sister in law, Dorothy Mullarkey of Winterset, IA.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings and their spouses; Rita (Jim) Brannan, Linus (Joan) Mullarkey, Ann (Melvin) DeLong, Frank (Mary) Mullarkey, Vince Mullarkey, and Ernest Schellhammer.
Blessed be our memory of Elizabeth Burg.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Mary's Church of Caledonia Tuesday, December 29 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m.