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Betty J. Robben

Betty J. Robben March 12, 1931 - Jan. 9, 2008 FRANKLIN -- Betty Jane Robben, 76, of Franklin died Wednesday at Fairfax Community Nursing Home. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Morton. Burial will be...

Betty J. Robben

March 12, 1931 - Jan. 9, 2008

FRANKLIN -- Betty Jane Robben, 76, of Franklin died Wednesday at Fairfax Community Nursing Home.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Morton. Burial will be at the Franklin City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Nelson-Martin Funeral Service in Redwood Falls and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.

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She was born March 12, 1931, in Osakis to Albert and Audrey Tucker. She grew up in Osakis and received her education there.

She married Vernon Robben on June 27, 1951, in Osakis. They lived in Staples and then Minneapolis, before moving to Franklin in 1957. She was employed by the Franklin Golden Living Health Care Center from 1976 until 1993. Vernon died in 1981. She became a resident of the Fairfax Community Home in 1999.

She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Morton.

She is survived by her children: Carol Robben of Franklin, Duane Robben of Morgan, Diane (and Richard) Steffen of Franklin, Dale Robben of Sleepy Eye, Sandra Ridley of Morgan and Linda Robben of Franklin; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother: Ralph (and Molly) Tucker of Osakis; sisters: Hazelle Kelly of Bemidji, Elsie Sammons of Willmar, Darlene Hendrick of Osakis; and her twin sister: Jean Moe of Wadena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and three sisters.

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