Betty J. Charboneau, Moose Lake


Betty J. Charboneau, age  82, of Moose Lake, died Saturday, November 29, 2014, at Augustana Mercy Healthcare Center in Moose Lake.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 5, at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Moose Lake with Fr. Kris McKusky as the Celebrant.  Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Barnum.  Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service on Friday, both at the church.  A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Betty Jean Charboneau was born August 3, 1932, in Crookston to James and Iona (Mossefin) Evenson.  She graduated with the Class of 1950 from Central High School in Crookston. Betty taught at a country school in northwestern Minnesota for a year prior to getting married. On June 14, 1952, she was united in marriage to Eugene Paul Charboneau in Crookston; he preceded her in death on December 20, 2004. They moved to the Green Bay, WI area in 1960 and then to Barnum in 1966. Betty worked as a psychiatric technician and cook at the Moose Lake State Hospital from 1967-1979; Betty and Gene owned and operated Gene’s Super Saver in Barnum from 1979-1984; and Betty worked as an admitting clerk at Mercy Hospital from 1988-1998. She was a member of Holy Angel’s Catholic Church.  Betty enjoyed family, church, sewing, crocheting, quilting, painting and cooking. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her much joy.
She is survived by her children, Linda (John) Pennekamp of Buffalo, James (LuAnn) of Barnum, Diane (Don) Schlafer of Eagan, Nancy (Doug) Hoffman of Barnum, Susan (Kevin) Amundson of McGregor, Cari (David) McMillan of Duluth, Mary (Mike) Messina of Maple Lake, Peter (Jean) of Marshalltown, IA and Julie (Jim) Larsin of Rush City; 32 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Nona (Jack) White of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; and brother, John (Cookie) Evenson of Crookston. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene; daughter, Jean McGrady; and great-grandchildren, Liam and Elijah Hosmer.