Betty Jane Maronick
04/04/1938 - 02/27/2020
Betty Jane Maronick, 81 years of age, passed away February 27, 2020 surrounded by her family at Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Duluth. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.
Betty was born on April 4, 1938 in Biwabik, MN to Otmar and Lila Maki, the oldest of 4 children. She was educated in the Virginia school district and graduated in 1956. From there, she went on to study cosmetology.
Betty married Lawrence George “Louie” Maronick in 1956, and lived in the Pike/Sandy area, raising 5 children together. They lived on a farm where Betty enjoyed the outdoors, farming, animals, canning & gardening. Betty and Louie enjoyed 61 years of marriage before his passing in January 2017.
Betty loved teaching and spent several years as the lead instructor at the Hibbing Cosmetology School before opening her own Cosmetology School in Virginia. She continued to teach at the Virginia school and serve the community. She enjoyed volunteering and spent time on the Board of Hairdressers of MN, as Treasurer of the Pike-Sandy Co-Op, supporting local 4H clubs, baking for the Halloween Cake Walk, as well as volunteering her time to cut hair at the nursing home and even served as the local bartender at one time!
Betty loved to read, she always had a book in her hand or sitting near her chair. She had a passion for baking, was a phenomenal cook and loved spending time with her family laughing and always wearing a smile. She was a loving, caring person, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Louie Maronick, and two siblings, John Maki of Washington state and Mary Squires of Virginia, as well as her two beloved fur babies Brutus and Bear.
Betty leaves to cherish her loving memory her children Barb Maronick of California, Sue (Brad) Trangsrud of Embarrass, Cathy (Bill Paulson) Maronick of Perham, Sharon (Dean) Maronick-Alberts of Virginia and Larry (Jody) Maronick of Hastings, Her sister Sandy (Wayne) Alto of Embarrass,along with 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and animals.