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ELIZABETH "BETTE" SELNESS

October 4, 1928 - December 26, 2014

Bette was born October 4, 1928 in Caledonia, Minnesota to James and Theresa ( Ellenz) Walhus. She graduated from the Spring Grove High School and on August 31, 1949 was married to Lowell Selness in Spring Grove.  They lived and farmed east of Hesper, Iowa until 2008 when they became residents at the Tweeten Lutheran Healthcare Center. Lowell later died on April 18, 2012. She enjoyed playing cards and games, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Bette passed away Friday, December 26, 2012 at Tweeten Lutheran Healthcare Center in Spring Grove, Minnesota at the age of 86.

Bette is survived by two sons Scott (Becky), and Terry (Mary) both of Mabel; five grandchildren Kirby, Samantha, Travis, Jon, and Michael; a sister Sharon Owens of Minnetonka, Minnesota; and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell, and a son, Dennis.

Funeral services will be 11 am Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at the Hesper Lutheran Church in Hesper, Iowa with the Rev. Matt Larson, officiating.   Burial will be in the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the time of services at the church. 

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