Betty Mae Gauger - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

May 26, 1926 - March 6, 2023

Betty Mae Gauger, age 96, of Burnsville, passed away on March 6, 2023. Betty was cherished by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were all a source of great joy to her. Betty enjoyed many interests including camping, traveling and bird watching. She was a good seamstress and was a member of the quilting group at her church for many years. She appreciated music from a young age and participated in the choir as well. Her cheerful smile, warm hugs and loving prayers will be missed by all who knew her.

Survived by children, Karen (Daniel) Lebens, James (Ramona) Gauger, and Janet (James) Chadwick; grandchildren, Joseph (Shelley) Lebens, Pamela (Mitchel) Persons, Brandon (Tanya) Gauger, Jennifer (Benson) Callahan, Brian (Jenna) Gauger, Heather (Ryan) Lindus, David (Kristin) Chadwick and Matthew (Amy) Chadwick; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Lebens, Aurora Persons, Grayson Persons, Jayden Stineman, Landon Gauger, Olivia Gauger, Jennalynn Callahan, Bentley Callahan, Reese Gauger, Cody Lindus, Lacy Lindus, Huck Lindus, Tysen Chadwick, Trey Chadwick, Tayten Chadwick, Justice Chadwick, Mercy Chadwick, Hadassah Chadwick and Zoey Chadwick.

Preceded in death by husband, Charles Gauger; son, Michael Gauger; siblings, George Alexson, Robert Alexson, Patricia Meschke and Kenneth Alexson.

Memorials preferred to: World Mission Prayer League, 232 Clifton Ave., Mpls, MN 56493-3466; AFLC, support for Missionary Jonni Sliver, 3110 E. Medicine Lake Blvd., Mpls, MN 55441; or Spiritual Orphans Network, 8210 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87113.


  1. John and Bonnie Strand says:

    We loved visiting with Betty. She was such a cheerful and positive lady. Our hearts are with you at this very difficult time, as you say goodbye and see you in Heaven someday.

  2. Cindy Kline says:

    To all of the Gauger family – I am so sorry to hear about Betty! I had thought about her often. She was always so kind to my mom and to me back at Eagle Ridge. I am sure she will be missed! You are all in my thoughts and prayers……hugs
    Cindy & Rick too!

  3. Jim Chadwick says:

    Betty was my mother-in-law and was a blessing to all of the family but most a powerful prayer warrior she always had her pray notebook with her .she always took pray request in shorthand we will miss her deeply but she home with Jesus Praise the Lord Jim Chadwick

  4. Dave $ Ruth Pansch says:

    Praying for you in your loss. It has been many years since we’ve seen Betty, but I was just thinking of her a few days ago. She was a special lady, so kind & loving. We enjoyed our visits when we would get together with the Chadwick’s & other family members.

  5. Mike and Lynn Callahan says:

    So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this time. Betty was such a kind and gentle woman. She will be missed by so many.

  6. Jonni Sliver says:

    I love this picture of Betty, and I love every memory it evokes. Betty encouraged me and built me from the very beginning of my walk with the Lord. She has prayed for me, reminded me of precious truths, even when I was far away. I am praying for you all, for God’s comfort and for the joy of knowing that Betty has her well deserved crown!!!

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