Betty Jane Kinne, age 98, passed away, July 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Lewis Kurtzman Kinne, and four of her five siblings. Survived by her youngest brother Charles (Paul) O’Neill of Chicago, her three daughters, Elizabeth (James) Craig of Eden Prairie, MN, Sandra (Michael) Hollenhorst of Bonita Springs, FL and Linda (Karl) Wolhowe of Eden Prairie, MN, her three grandsons Kyle Wolhowe, Aaron Wolhowe and Ryan Wolhowe all of Eden Prairie, MN, her three step-granddaughters, Terese (John) Hutchins of Lakewood CO, Rebecca (Anthony) Johnson of Ft. Myers, FL and Julie (Anthony) Barrows of Edina, MN and her six step-great granddaughters, Kelly Hutchins, Heidi Hutchins, Aveda Johnson, Lily Barrows, Thea Barrows and Eva Barrows.
Betty was born April 22, 1919 and raised in Chicago, Illinois, the oldest of 6 children. She graduated from Chicago Teacher’s college with a 4-year college degree, taught school and worked at the Railroad Retirement Board. She married Lewis K. Kinne on March 4, 1950 in Chicago and all three daughters were born in Chicago. Her husband’s job with General Mills took the family from Chicago to Toledo, Ohio. Then in 1964 the family moved to Eden Prairie, Minnesota when Lew became a Corporate Packaging Engineer with General Mills. Thanks to the help of family members and many wonderful caregivers Betty was able to remain in her Eden Prairie home until just a few weeks ago.
Betty was a 53-year member of the Eden Prairie United Methodist Church, a member of the Eden Prairie Historical Society and a member of two chapters of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). Chapters in Lake Worth, FL and Edina, MN. She was an avid reader and enjoyed writing cards and letters to family and friends.
Memorial service July 18, 2017 at 2pm, with visitation 1-hour prior, at the Eden Prairie United Methodist Church, 15050 Scenic Heights Rd., Eden Prairie, MN 55344.
Internment will be at a later date at Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park, Willow Springs, IL, southwest of Chicago.
Memorials are preferred to Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Garsilaso De La Vega Chapter, Lake Worth, FL or DAR Monument Chapter, Edina, MN for the purchase of replacement flags at gravesites or to a church of the donor’s choice.