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Betty Jane Rikansrud


1923 - 2019
Betty Jane Rikansrud Obituary
Betty Jane Rikansrud, 96 years, died peacefully Saturday morning August 3rd. She was born in Sturgis, South Dakota,March 28, 1923. She moved to San Diego in 1942 and was married to her beloved husband Erling “Rick” Rikansrud in 1944. Betty was an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in North Park for 76 years. She was a past choir director and organist. She sang in the choir for 60 years, and sang many solo’s for weddings and memorial services. She sat on the church council and was on the preschool committee. She was past president Sharp Hospital auxiliary and active in charity events for the Home of Guiding Hands. Betty loved singing, playing the piano, travel with her husband, making hand crafts and being a grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Christopher and Christina Ness; six brother’s and sister’s; her husband Erling; She is survived by her sister, Connie Lamp; by son, Walter; granddaughter Kimberly Deitzler (Ed); great-grandchildren, Grace, Walter, Cooper; step-grandchildren, Jon McKeig and Shannon Purpuri; step-great-grand children,Ben, Natalie, Rex and Ravi. Services on September 7, at 11:00 am at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church 4011 Ohio St. San Diego; Memorial contributions may be made to the Home of Guiding Hands, 1908 Friendship Dr., El Cajon, CA 92020.
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Aug. 25, 2019
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