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.
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.