Elisabeth Ann “Betsy” Meistrell, age 80 of North Mankato, formerly of Montgomery passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Celebration of life will be held in spring.
Betsy was born on October 4, 1942 in Biloxi, MS to Harold and Ann (Ihrig) Loken. She graduated from St. Cloud College and taught school in Montgomery, and also owned and operated Ben Franklin for 40 years. Betsy was united in marriage to John Meistrell on December 28, 1965 in St. Peter. She enjoyed crafting, sewing, knitting, crocheting- making and sharing her gifts with others, cooking and baking, reading, socializing over coffee, loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Betsy is survived by her children, Ann (Brian) Cesafsky of North Mankato, Paula Meistrell of Stonington, CT, Katie (Bryan) Titus of Middletown, CT, and Matt Meistrell of North Mankato; 2 grandchildren, Sam and Madison Cesafsky; grand dogs, Zoey and Pheeny.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John; 2 sisters, Jean Tolzman and Cathy Larson; parents; mother-in-law, Marilyn Haes.
Arrangements are with the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery 507-357-6116. On-line condolences may be left at www.schoenbauerfuneralhome.com