BLACK EAGLE Betty Ann (Claassen) Voytoski, 78, of Black Eagle, a retired bartender, died following a short-term illness Monday, Dec. 17, at a local hospital.
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Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. today at Schnider Funeral Home. The funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel, with burial to follow in Pleasant View Cemetery in Belt. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Betty Ann Voytoski was born in Boyden, Iowa, on March 12, 1934. She was raised in Minnesota and moved to Montana in 1956. She was a bartender for years at the Ranger Club, Moose Lodge and Prospector Casino. She loved to knit, crochet and fish. She also enjoyed doing yard work and jigsaw puzzles. In 1971, she married Louis Voytoski.
Betty is survived by daughters Sandra Kirk of Wichita, Kan., Barbara Karp of Luverne, Minn., Connie Moore of Great Falls and Karen Stoneberg of Boise; sons Charles Stoneberg of Black Eagle, Joel Voytoski of Kalispell, Barry (Susie) Voytoski of Richmond, Texas, and Scott Voytoski of Great Falls; sisters Helen McNally of Morris, Minn., Lorraine (Don) Smith of Great Falls and Peggy (Ray) Suess of Morris; brothers Bill (Lois) Claassen of Great Falls, LeRoy (Dody) Claassen of Black Eagle, Elmer (Janine) Claassen of Alexandria, Minn., Harold (Karen) Claassen and Jim (Lean) Claassen all of Chokio, Minn.; sisters-in-law Lillian Morris of Great Falls, Lorraine Atkinson of Belt and Twila Claassen of Great Falls; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several special nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Louie Voytoski; and her brother, John Claassen.
Memorials in Betty's name may be made to Peace Hospice, 1101 26th St. S., Great Falls, MT 59405.
Condolences may be posted online at www.schniderfuneralhome.com and/or www.gftribune.com/obituaries.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Dec. 20, 2012