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Elizabeth "Betty" Rose (Leas) Pommier

October 2, 1930 ~ September 4, 2019 (age 88)


In Loving Memory Of                                              

Elizabeth “Betty” Rose Pommier

Betty Pommier was born on October 2, 1930 in Sheldon, Iowa to Clarence and Martha Peters Leas.  During her childhood the family lived in Sheldon, Avoca and Currie, MN where Betty attended Currie High School.  Following school Betty worked for Perne and Bernice Silvernale at Ma Pa Loma Bowling alley and also at their home.  Betty met her future husband in Bill Pattinson’s yard.  Calix was perched in a big tree (reason unknown), but he whistled at her and the rest is history.  On June 20, 1949 she and John “Calix” Pommier were married at the IHM Church in Currie, MN.  Following their marriage they lived above the bowling alley and later in Amiret, MN before returning to Currie.  In 1958 they moved to the original Pommier home north of Currie where they farmed.  Betty worked for Campbell Soup Company in Worthington, MN before going back to school to become a nurse’s aid.  Following graduation Betty worked at the Tracy Hospital, Slayton Manor and Murray County Hospice.  In May 2015 due to failing health they moved to Maplewood Court Assisted Living in Fulda, MN.  Calix passed away on December 14, 2018.  On September 3, 2019 Betty moved to Our House Hospice Home in Slayton where she passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the age of 88.  Betty enjoyed life to the fullest.  She made hope chests for all of her grandchildren, which she filled with her handiwork.  Her favorite times where being with family, birthday weekends with the girls and sharing treats with everyone.  We will never forget her heart of gold, famous hugs and her favorite saying “LOVE YA BIG BUNCH.”  Betty was a member of the IHM Church in Currie.  She also was a member of the Currie American Legion Auxiliary Post #322.

Survivors include her two children and their spouses, Murray and Jeanne of Minneapolis, MN, and Shelly and Dave Bassett of Currie, MN, eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson, two sisters, Jan Kunselman and Sharon McClure and her husband, Jack of Garvin and several nieces and nephews and their families.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Calix; daughter, Dianna Keeler; sister, Marilyn George and her husband, Don; and brother-in-law, Al Kunselman.

Memorial Services

IHM Church in Currie, MN on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. with Msgr. R. Paul Heiting officiating.  The organist is Patty LeClaire.  The song leaders are LoAnn Hansen and Kris Hansen.  Interment is at Calvary Cemetery in Currie, MN.

Visitation will be on Monday, September 9, 2019 at the IHM Church from 4-7 p.m. and also one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday.  Totzke Funeral Home of Slayton is entrusted with arrangements.  To view online obituary and send condolences visit  In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Murray County Hospice.

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September 9, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
501 Mill St.
Currie, Minnesota 56123

Memorial Mass
September 10, 2019

10:30 AM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
501 Mill St.
Currie, Minnesota 56123

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