, Alberta E. "Betti"
Alberta Elizabeth "Betti" Heiserman , 81, of Chaska, MN, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 in Eden Prairie, MN surrounded by loved ones. She battled Alzheimer's disease for many years but finally took rest to be with the Lord. Betti was born October 16, 1931 in Baltimore, MD to Albert and Teresa (Crimi) Nardi, oldest of three siblings, followed by Ronald and Rosalee. She was baptized into the Catholic church, and later graduated from Paterson High School in 1949. After high school she obtained an RN nursing certificate and a degree in 1952. On August 19, 1956 she married Russell L. Heiserman in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Baltimore, MD. They had three children and were married until 1990. Betti continued her education with a B.S. in Education in 1959 and later a Master of Science in Education from Oklahoma State University, 1978. Betti was a lively soul, outgoing and kind to everyone. She taught mentally challenged students and was very active until formally diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, 2009. She lived with her son and daughter-in-law in MN for two years before moving to a care facility in 2010. She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Teresa Nardi; and her son, Alan Steven Heiserman. Survivors include her son Scott, his wife Kay and their children Andrea and Andrew of Chaska, MN; Betti is also survived by her daughter, Christa of Oklahoma City, OK; Ronald Nardi, her brother, his wife Phyllis and their children: David, Mark, Beth Anne, and Lisa, and their families; her sister Rosalee Velenovsky, her husband Lou, and their children: Carla, Marc and Roger, and their families.
Funeral is at St. Dominic's Church, 5310 Harford Rd., Baltimore, March 2, at 11 AM. Catholic Burial follows at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 4430 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.