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Betty Cota


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Betty Cota

Elizabeth "Betty" Cota, age 86 of Sioux Falls, SD, passed away Monday January 9, 2017. Family will greet friends from 5:00 - 7:00 pm Wednesday January 11, 2017 at Christ the King Catholic Church with a scripture service and Rosary at 7:00 pm. Mass of the Resurrection begins at 10:30 am, Thursday at the church with burial to follow at St. Michael Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Christ the King School or Sioux Falls Catholic Schools.

Betty Thielman, daughter of Edward and Anna (Terres) Thielman, was born August 11, 1930 in Ashland, WI. In 1931 the family moved to St. Cloud, MN, where Betty attended St. Anthony's grade school and Cathedral High School.

On May 7, 1949 in St. Cloud, she was united in marriage to Richard Cota, her high school sweetheart. They lived in St. Cloud, Morris, MN and Graceville, MN, before moving to Sioux Falls in 1956. Betty was a loving wife, mother and homemaker, that devoted her life to her family.

Betty was a long-time member of Christ the King Catholic Church. She enjoyed making quilts for family and playing Bridge with her many friends. Betty was also a member of the Elmwood Ladies 9-hole golf League for 25 years.

Grateful for having shared her life are her children, Richard Jr. (Denise), David (Judy), Daniel (Ronda), Dale (Joan), Steven (Terri), Michael (Deb), John (Lynn), and Beth (Dr. Karl) Kosse; 14 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandson; and 4 sisters-in-law.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Richard and 6 siblings. www.millerfh.com
Published in The Argus Leader on Jan. 11, 2017
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