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Betty Lou Stob
October 9, 1925 ~ August 26, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Betty Lou Stob, 97, briefly of Proctor, Minnesota, passed away on August 26, 2023. She was born on October 9, 1925 in Oak Park Minnesota to the late Daniel Mosher Paddock and Mabel Margaret Holmberg. She lived most of her almost 98 years between Foley and Milaca Minnesota. Betty Lou had a servant’s heart and dedicated much of her time to various volunteer activities. She was known for her generosity and kindness, whether it was donating her hundredth pint of blood or sorting donations at the local thrift store. Betty Lou also had a
passion for baking and cooking, often delighting others with her homemade pies, bread and buns at church events. And it was at church that many witnessed another passion, expressing her love of music at the piano and organ. She is survived by her twin brother, George Bruce Paddock (Rita) of Phoenix, Arizona and nieces Katherine Claire Paddock, Denise Paddock Brown, Diana Paddock Sanders, Deborah Paddock Stringer, Cheryl Paddock Schultz, nephews
Brad Paddock, Richard Paddock, Scott Paddock and Michael Paddock. Betty Lou was also cherished by her close friends, Jean and Terry Newgard, Pastor Barb Peterson, the Church family and friends and caregivers at Milaca Elim Country Meadows. Betty Lou received her education at District 39 School in Oak Park Minnesota and graduated from Foley High School in 1943,
Betty Lou begin her post high school life as a teletype operator in Minneapolis. However it wasn’t long before she succumbed to the charms of Cornelius Stob. He patiently tutored her in the gentle ways of jersey dairy farming. In addition she worked off the farm as a dental assistant and secretary for the Benton County extension office for 12 years. It was in her more public role as secretary at the Foley high school for superintendent for 15 years where she got
to know so many of the incoming citizens of Foley. Betty Lou was a faithful member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Oak Park and Ronneby since the age of 27. She actively participated in church activities, serving a Sunday school teacher for 27 years, church, organist, secretary, and council member. Additionally, Betty Lou dedicated 30 years to recording audiobooks for Radio Talking Books and volunteered at the Foley Nursing Center for many years. A memorial service will be held on September 19, 2023 at 11 AM. Visitation will be
at 10 AM at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Ronneby Minnesota with lunch following the service. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to be given to Gethsemane Lutheran Church. Betty Stob will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Her selflessness, dedication and warm spirit will be remembered and cherished forever.