Betty Jane (Shaleen) Erdahl of Duluth, MN, formerly of Isanti, MN passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday February 23, 2020 at Keystone Bluffs Assisted Living in Duluth at the age of 78.
Betty was born on August 23, 1941 to Melvin and Dorothy Shaleen in Ortonville, MN. When she was a baby her family moved to Duluth. She grew up in Duluth and graduated from Denfeld High School class of 1959.
When she was 12 years old, she met her childhood sweetheart, Ron Erdahl and they were married on May 7, 1960. They made their home in Isanti starting in 1969. Betty worked at the Cambridge State Hospital for 21 years. She and Ron enjoyed traveling together until his passing in 2001. She liked to crochet, doing word finds and playing games on her iPad.
In 2017 she moved from her home of 47 years in Isanti to Keystone Bluffs Assisted Living in Duluth. She enjoyed the staff and other residents. She will be deeply missed by those who have known her.
She was preceded in death by her parents Melvin and Dorothy Shaleen, husband Ron and siblings Irene, Don and Mary.
Betty is survived by her brother Jim (Shirley) Shaleen of Blaine, MN. Her children Tammy (Terry) Klun of Duluth, MN. and Ron (Julie) Erdahl of North Branch MN. Her grandchildren Alyssa (Chad) Munger, Mariah (Ryan) Sharp, Noah Erdahl, Mike Klun and Josh Klun. Her Great grandchildren Jackson Erdahl and Haevyn Sharp, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 11AM, Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5-7PM, Friday, February 28, 2020 and one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Isanti Union Cemetery.
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