Betty Vosika of Pine City passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Northern Pines Assisted Living with her family by her side at the age of 94.
Betty Carol Erickson was born on Christmas Day, 1923 to Emil and Nettie (Morrow) Erickson in Rock Creek, Minnesota.
Betty had a wonderful marriage with Henry (Hank) James Vosika and was a devoted mother to her children: JoAnn and Jim. She lived in the Pine City area her entire life.
Betty loved her family and her friends. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She enjoyed the outdoors and camping. She loved to fish and spend time in nature, especially in Northern Minnesota. She enjoyed traveling and good food. She was an accomplished cook and baker and always had cookies and treats to share. She was a wonderful friend and had many, many “adopted” grandchildren.
Betty worked hard as a homemaker and also outside her home in several retail stores. She and Hank had a farm on the north end of Cross Lake for many years. Betty was an excellent gardener. Her vegetables and flowers were absolutely beautiful.
Betty is survived by her son Jim Vosika of Cohasset; grandchildren: David Moffatt, MariJo (Brian) Huskey, Tom (Andrea) Moffatt, Dan Vosika (Shannon Harth), Betsi (Darren) Olson, John Vosika; 11 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents Emil and Nettie Erickson; husband Hank Vosika; daughter JoAnn (Bob) Moffatt; siblings: Shirley (Lawrence) Peterson, Don Erickson, Wendell (Dee) Erickson, Marilyn (Jr.) Klemetson; and many other family members and close friends.
Reverend Rob Spahr will officiate funeral services for Betty: 11 AM: Friday (5/4/18) with a time of visitation 1 hour prior to the service all at the First Presbyterian Church, Pine City. The interment will take place in Birchwood Cemetery, Pine City.
Memorials may be directed to the Pine City Food Shelf.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City ~ Swanson Chapel. www.FuneralAndCremationService.com