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Kenneth Gene Bettin

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Kenneth Gene Bettin was born Feb. 10, 1948, to Leonard and Doris (Fisher) Bettin at Halloran Hospital in Jackson, Minn. He attended school in Alpha and later in Jackson.

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Kenny moved around, and then worked in Racine, Wis., as a welder in a manufactory. He then was employed at Tony Downs Foods in St. James, and then worked for Sherburn Industries as a welder.

Kenny later moved to Billings, Mont., where he spent several years. He later came back to Minnesota.

He enjoyed antiquing and loved flea markets, where he could always find a good deal. Kenny also enjoyed playing cribbage and having a good cup of coffee.

His friends considered him the town taxi in Wadena, as he was always willing to give anyone a ride to a doctor's appointment, stores or wherever their needs would be met. He also spent a lot of time at Four Boys Motorsports in Wadena, helping out his brother and nephew.

Kenny died Jan. 7, 2013, at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena.

He is survived by his daughters, Darcy Kennelly of Texas, Candy Schweiger of Alexandria, Melanie Harder of Texas and Kari Leider of Mankato; son, Rockey Bettin of Billings, Mont.; step-daughter, Stacy Ragle of Billings; step-son, Ricky Ragle of Billings; 10 grandchildren; sisters, Joyce (Duane) Bond of Sherburn, Minn., Caroline Olson of Fairmont, Minn., Dorothy Dunker of Fairmont and Cindy (Wayne) Barlow of Jackson, Minn.; brothers, Gerald Bettin of Sebeka, twin-brother, Dennis (Kay) Bettin of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Harold "Howdie" Bettin of Alpha, Minn.; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Karla Rolla of Wadena; and other relatives and friends.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Doris Bettin; son, Roland Bettin; infant brother, Leonard Bettin, Jr.; infant sister, Pamela; and other relatives.

Kenny's family suggests memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers.

Blessed be the Memory of Kenneth Gene Bettin.

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