Mary “Louise” Petefish


Mary “Louise” (Betts) Petefish, 95, passed away peacefully at Prairie Meadows Senior Living in Kasson, MN on May 30, 2021, with family by her side.

Louise was born April 19, 1926, in Casey, Iowa to Lawrence and Osa (Parker) Betts.

She married Harold Everett Petefish on February 24, 1946 in Des Moines, Iowa. Together they had 5

They moved to Minnesota around 1957 and farmed for many years near Dodge Center.

Louise enjoyed being a farm wife, helping in the fields and barns. She also enjoyed tending to her flower and vegetable gardens while living on the farm. Louise also enjoyed going to church and taught Sunday School for many years. Louise and Harold enjoyed spending time at family church camp in Alexandria, MN in their earlier years, and they also served on different missionary trips in Mexico. She enjoyed spending time with family. While living at Prairie Meadows, she enjoyed nickel Bingo, exercise, Bible study, crafts, crossword puzzles and many other activities.

She was loved by all who met and knew her.

Louise is survived by son Richard (Sue) Petefish of Prescott, WI.; daughters Judy (Betty) Bachman of Phoenix, AZ; Patricia (Kerry) Bien of Goodhue, MN; Carol (Gary) Boettcher of Dodge Center;
Daughter-in-law Caroline Petefish, 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Sister Lois of Iowa and many nieces and nephews.

Louise was preceded in death by her husband Harold; son Larry Petefish; sister Elnora Arnburg; brother Jim Betts, a great-grandchild; and her parents Lawrence and Osa.

There will be a private family memorial celebration on June 12, 2021.

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Louise may be shared at

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  1. Sorry for your loss. Louise was loved by many. I used to work with her at Prairie Meadows always smiling.

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