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Local businesswoman dies after injury

Betty Kneisl, a Wadena businesswoman, died Nov. 22 at her home in Parkers Prairie after suffering a back injury along with osteoporosis.  

Betty did commercial sewing for many years including sewing at Homecrest from 1987 to 1993.  She sewed boat cushions out of her home for Lund Boats until 2005 when she and her husband Larry purchased the Wadena U-Stor and Lok business from Ollie and Vi Haugo.  The husband and wife team expanded the business seven times in the last eight years.  

Betty’s hobbies included reading, gardening, woodworking, making memory and ancestry books, computer research and participating in community education classes.  People enjoyed her homemade donuts.  

Betty was a member of the Wadena Chamber of Commerce, a former member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and a former member of the Wadena Garden Club.  

A funeral mass for Betty will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 at St. Williams Catholic Church in Parkers Prairie at 11 a.m.