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Betty Lou Davenport

July 25, 1944 — February 13, 2024

Battle Lake

Betty Lou Davenport, 79, of Battle Lake, MN, peacefully passed away on February 13, 2024, surrounded by family after fighting a difficult battle with cancer and several health issues.

Betty Lou was born on July 25, 1944, to Arthur and Martha Isaak in Bismarck, ND.  Betty grew up in Center, ND with 12 brothers and sisters.  She was baptized August 27, 1944, confirmed July 5, 1959, and graduated from Center Senior High School in 1963.  Betty began her profession working at the state auditor’s office in Bismark, ND.

On June 10, 1967, Betty Lou married Donald Calvin Davenport (“Couch”) from Plentywood, MT.  Betty and Don resided in Grand Forks, ND where they had their first daughter, Pam O’Connor (Daniel) who currently reside in Chanhassen, MN.  In 1970, they moved to Fergus Falls, MN where they had 2 more children, Troy Davenport (Candi) currently of Minnetonka, MN and Dee Kingsbury (Mark) of Becker, MN.  

Throughout their time in Fergus Falls, Betty Lou ran her own daycare business out of the home and spent 22 years at Productive Alternatives working with adult mentally challenged residents whom absolutely adored her.  On top of work, Betty was always busy attending kids’ events and often times found volunteering at church.  In 1995, Don and Betty relocated to their lake home on Clitherall Lake, MN.   Betty Lou absolutely loved everything about the lake no matter what time of year including happy hours on the deck, pontoon rides, snowmobiling and most importantly spending time with special neighbor’s, family and friends.  Every week she looked forward to being part of the Pool & Farkle Tuesday afternoon group at Marie’s in Underwood and enjoying dinners out Wednesday night at local restaurants with longtime friends, including regular trips to the “Health Club” in Clitherall to enjoy a beverage and of course play pull tabs.

Betty Lou’s pride and joy was spending time with her grandchildren: Kelly and Shane O’Connor (Pam), Ella Jane Davenport (Troy), Tyler and Halia Hauer (Dee).  She loved spending time at the lake with them, attending sporting events, playing games, spoiling them during the Holiday’s, going to turtle races, ice cream runs to Granny’s Pantry, and watching them from the deck with a Busch Latte or Bacardi Coke in hand.

Betty Lou was preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Martha Isaak; brothers Paul Isaak, Reuben Isaak, Robert Isaak, Benjamin Isaak; sisters Vera Mastin, Lucille Hickok, Judith Johnson and Mary Ann Isaak.

A visitation will be held at the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, 102 S. Lincoln Ave, Battle Lake MN, 56515 on Thursday, February 22 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Celebration of Life service will be held at Trefoldighed Lutheran Church, 18638 Trefoldighed Rd, Battle Lake, MN 56515 on Friday, February 23 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with a visitation 1 hour prior to the service.

Lunch will be held at the church following the service.

Burial will follow at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Fergus Falls, MN.

All money donations will be made to Trefoldighed Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.

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Visitation

Thursday, February 22, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Glende-Nilson Funeral Home & Cremation Services-Battle Lake

102 Lincoln Ave., Battle Lake, MN 56515

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Visitation

Friday, February 23, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Trefoldighed Lutheran Church (Battle Lake)

18674 Trefoldighed Rd, Battle Lake, MN 56515

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 23, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Trefoldighed Lutheran Church (Battle Lake)

18674 Trefoldighed Rd, Battle Lake, MN 56515

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