Beth Sellnow

Beth Sellnow, 87, passed away on December 9, 2019 at Essentia - St Joseph’s Medical Center.

A memorial service was held Dec. 14 at Halvorson Taylor Life Events Center, Brainerd. 

Interment was at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. 

Beth was born at home in Cass County, near Motley to Owen and Bertha (DeGeest) Truesdell. She completed teacher’s training in 1953 and taught in one-room country schools in rural Minnesota. In 1957, she married Les Sellnow. After marriage and raising four children, she returned to the work force as a nursing assistant at St. Joseph’s Medical Center for 24 years, until her retirement.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, two daughters, Pam (Mike) O’Rourke and Lori (Gary) Morgan; one son, Tim (Deanna) Sellnow; daughter-in-law, Shelly Kotyk-Sellnow; two brothers, Kenneth Truesdell, Jack Truesdell; one sister, Dorothy (Archie) Hosner; sister-in-law, Waneta Truesdell; seven grandchildren, Neil Doucette, Debbie Sellnow-Richmond, Caitlin Sellnow, Emily Driessen, Abby Jasmer, Rick Sellnow, Stephanie Gangestad, Cameron Sellnow and four great-grandchildren.

Beth is preceded in death by her parents; one son, Greg Sellnow; son-in-law, Roger Doucette; two brothers, Bill Truesdell and Emmett Truesdell; two sisters-in-law, Gloria Truesdell and Joan Truesdell.

Arrangements were by Halvorson Taylor Funeral Home, Brainerd.

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