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Betty Vig

Oct 9, 2021

June 3, 1944-Oct. 1, 2021

Betty Jean Vig, the

daughter of Allen and

Loretta (Getzlaff) Forbes

was born on June 3, 1944

at St. Andrews Hospital in

Bottineau, North Dakota.

She died at the age of 77

years on Friday, October

1, 2021 at the Heart of

America Medical Center

in Rugby, North Dakota.

Betty was raised in

rural McHenry County,

where she attended

school. She was united in

marriage to Lyle Vig in

Deadwood, South Dakota

on August 30, 1971. The

couple was blessed with a

son, Chuck Lyle born in

1972 in Dillon, Montana.

They lived in Montana for

a short while, before mov-

ing Dodge, North Dakota.

The summer of 1981, the

family moved to the Rug-

by area and right before

Christmas of that year,

they were blessed with

their daughter, Kerri Jean

born in Rugby. Lyle and

Betty later dissolved their

marriage. Betty continued

to live in Rugby, raise her

children and work at the

Rugby Eagle’s Club. She

was a staple for many

years at the Eagle’s, she

retired after working there

for close to 40 years in

2020 and will go on to be

a legend at the Eagle’s.

Betty loved gardening,

canning and baking, a

couple of favorites were

her homemade pies, pizza

and chow Mein. She

loved playing cards, dice,

ladder ball and board

games. Betty loved cats

and always made sure she

had a house cat. She was

a member of the St. Paul

Lutheran Church and the

Rugby Eagle’s Club Auxi-

liary. She had a good

sense of humor and wit

about her and never left

home without looking her

best; her hair always done

with a matched outfit

from head to toe and

topped it off with match-

ing jewelry and purse.

Betty is survived by her

children, Chuck Lyle Vig

of Rugby and Kerri Jean

Tessmann of Rugby; a sis-

ter, Sharon Palmer of

Minot; a half-brother,

Myron (Darlene) Stutrud

of Rugby; nieces,

nephews; other relatives

and friends. She was pre-

ceded in death by her

parents; paternal

grandparents, Matthew

and Agnes Forbes; mater-

nal grandparents, William

and Marie Getzlaff;

numerous aunts, uncles

and other relatives.

Memorial services will

be held at 2:00 p.m. Tues-

day, Oct. 12 at the Ander-

son Funeral Home in Rug-

by with burial in the Per-

silla Watts Cemetery, Rug-

by. Rev. Jon Bonine

Visitation will be one

hour prior to the services

at the funeral home.

Recorded Music:

“Amazing Grace” – “Livin

on Love” by Alan Jackson

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry:



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