Elizabeth “Betty” Raadt, age 92, died on October 9th. Betty was a secretary in Admissions from 1947–49 and 1950–52. She worked most of her career at St. Olaf, but returned to Carleton as a food service checker for Sodexho from 1998–2002. She continued that work as a “lunch lady” at the St Dominic School.
Always kind, lively, and engaged, Betty kept busy in retirement by volunteering, traveling, and visiting family and friends.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of St Dominic.
A more complete obituary can be found at the Benson and Langehough Funeral Home website.
I knew Betty as my two-houses-down neighbor. We shared a love of dogs, and she was a fun person to talk to when either of us was walking a dog. She sold her house this summer, and I've missed her ever since.
I knew Betty from St. Dominic Church. We saw each other almost weekly there, often sitting next to each other in the same pew. Betty was gentle, with a quiet strength I always admired. She had a warm heart and she was the epitome of kindness, sympathy and grace. I count myself lucky to have had the chance to know her.
Betty was such a day brightener! I enjoyed every interaction I had with her in the dining halls.