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Elizabeth (Bette) Ann Bartos – Obituary

Name: Elizabeth (Bette) Ann Bartos

Age: 78

Born: 10-11-1942

Died: 04-10-2021

North Star Cemetery, St. Cloud, Minnesota

October 11, 1942 - April 10, 2021
Born in New Prague, MN to Helen and Johnny Bruzek (both deceased)
Passed away in St. Cloud, MN due to complications with breast cancer
Sibling: Greg Bruzek
Married: July 17, 1965 to Vernon R. Bartos
Children: Joel (spouse: Monica), Ethan (spouse: Negar), Darian (spouse: Kelly), Deverey (deceased)
Grandchildren: Bayan, Kayte, Emaan, Mona, Jazmine, Damian, Destiny
Great Grandchild: Bjorn

Bette was and is:

A poet, a singer, composer, musician, humorist, conversationalist, a teacher, vegetarian, gardener, environmentalist, meticulous laborer, master linguist, administrator, and proud mother/grandmother/great grandmother. As a Baha’i she was perseverant, faithful, unwavering, dependable, witty, humble, service-oriented, knowledgeable, honest, charismatic, a joyful worker, a pioneer, pure-hearted, orderly, creative, unifying, selfless, peaceful, courageous, optimistic, a constant learner, a room brightener, and a lover of all humankind. To everyone she was caring, empathetic, energetic, a great listener, witty, joyful, kind-hearted, generous, a real friend, and she had the standards of a saint. As someone delighting every gathering with her melodious and enthusiastic voice, she now warbles her pure melodies in the next life and has left many hearts full of love and beautiful memories. 

A small private ceremony will be held at Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud, limited to family. 

All are invited to her burial at North Star Cemetery (1901 Cooper Ave S, St. Cloud, MN) on April 14 at 1:30pm. 

Guestbook for Elizabeth (Bette) Ann Bartos

Gil and Terry McCabe
, Friends
April 20, 2021, 12:25 am
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Aggie Schulte
, Past coworker
April 15, 2021, 12:55 pm
I too worked at Volkmuth and remember her to be a very vibrant and beautiful woman. May you find peace in knowing that others are thinking of you during this very difficult time. Aggie
raymond vouk
April 14, 2021, 12:00 pm
Vern & Family, Sorry to hear of your loss. I worked at Volkmuth with you & Bette when both of you came to work at the Visitor. Ray
, co-worker
April 13, 2021, 10:25 pm
Prayers going out to the family of Bette. She was such a kind a gentle soul. Her inviting presence relaxed many a nervous client. Her song will continue. One only needs to listen.
Dianne Knutson-Smith
, Journey Home co-worker
April 13, 2021, 10:02 pm
Dear Vern and family, Bette loved every little thing about life and found joy in the small things. It was a pleasure to work with her. She will be missed by so many. Sending comfort and blessings during this sad time.
Debra Brinkman
, Fellow singer
April 13, 2021, 7:51 pm
Dear Vern, My heart and prayers go out to you and your whole family. I will always treasure the years of singing next to Bette... especially the glorious soprano descants that she wrote! A more positive person would be hard to find! ❤️
Rose Kruger-Fuchs
, Family friend, long time co-worker.
April 13, 2021, 4:51 pm
Dear Bruzek and Barton’s families, I was so sadden to hear of Bette’s death. She was so kind and taught me so much when I first started at the St. Cloud Visitor. Her beautiful smile and laughter were contagious. Whoever penned her obituary ... it was beautiful and so true. Much love to you all.
Janis Buchheit
, Journey Home co-worker
April 13, 2021, 2:54 pm
Vern and family, Bette always had a smile on her face, she loved to make people laugh and was always helpful. Prayers to you and the family, may you find comfort and healing during this difficult time. Janis of Journey Home
Carol Warren-Abbott
, Long time co-worker
April 13, 2021, 2:59 am
Dear Vern and family, Your mother loved to make people laugh. She was a kind and thoughtful person. My prayers are with you all.
Joal peitz
, Long time co worker
April 13, 2021, 2:27 am
Dear Vern and family, she was one of the best. Ever cheerful and hopeful and helpful. She will never be forgotten. This world has lost one of the best. Prayers to you all. Joal of Journey Home

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