Betty Jean Koland
05/05/1925 - 06/29/2019
Betty Jean (Oist) Koland, 94, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Guardian Angels in Hibbing.
Betty was born in Hibbing to William and Wendla Finne on May 5, 1925. Shortly thereafter, upon her mother’s death she was adopted by John and Anna Oist. Betty married Forrest (Fordy) Koland in 1948 and they built their home and resided in Home Acres for over 50 years. She loved literature, art, piano, crossword puzzles and planting flowers in the spring. She was a confirmed pacifist and served as secretary in the League of Women Voters.
Betty is survived by her children, Ruth (Denzil Spicer) Stenstrom, Washington, D.C., Forrest (Cathy) Koland, Hibbing, Patricia (Michael) Nalwalker, Davis, CA, and John (Marguerite Moore) Koland, Iowa City, IA. She leaves behind grandchildren, Brian (Jes) Koland, Hibbing, Anna (Travis) Brinkman, Arlington, TN, Michael (Eva) Nalwalker, Woodland, CA and Abby (Frederick) Griffith, Woodland, CA, as well as ten great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and brothers, Wilbert (Harriet) Oist of Burnsville and Richard (Betty) Oist of Chisholm.
A private service will be held at a later date. Internment will be at Hibbing Cemetery. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.