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A funeral service for Elizabeth "Betty" Deadrick of Perham, formerly of Wadena, Minn., was held on Sept. 18, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Wadena with Pastor Paul Anderson officiating. Betty passed away at the age of 92, on Sept. 12, at the Perham Living Transitions in Perham.

Elizabeth Mathilda (Frederick) Deadrick was born to Stuart and Minnie (Tiede) Frederick on July 21, 1921 in Hewitt, Minn. She graduated from Hewitt High School and St. Cloud State University. Her first teaching position out of college was at a country school.

Betty was united in marriage to Elvin LeRoy Deadrick on Feb. 14, 1943, at United Brethren Church in Hewitt. While Elvin was in the Army, the couple lived in Maryland where Betty taught nursery school. She returned to Hewitt when Elvin went overseas. Over the years the couple lived in Hewitt, Duluth, Grand Marais, Olivia, Wadena and Perham. While living in Wadena, Betty taught elementary school there and in Bluffton and will be remembered by many as a kind and devoted teacher.

Betty was a member of Eastern Star, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, First Congregational United Church of Christ and Hosanna Ministries Church. She filled her free time with reading, crafts, crocheting and volunteering. She loved her family dearly and treasured their time together.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Elvin, in 1990; parents, Stuart and Minnie; and sister, Myrna Satterlie.

She is survived by her son, William "Bill" of San Tan, Ariz.; daughter, Betty Lee (Daniel) Strang of Perham; grandchildren, Jennifer (Derek) Whitehead, Jessica (Toby) Hastings and Shaun Deadrick; and great-grandchildren, Grace, Ethan and Lilly; along with a host of friends and grateful students.

Pallbearers were Derek Whitehead, Toby Hastings, Robert Satterlie, Elaine Walk and John and Joyce Haverland. Interment was next to her husband in Wadena Cemetery. Arrangements were with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes in Wadena. For online condolences, visit