Betty Jane Tart, 85, of Eyota died Friday, June 19, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her family. Betty was born January 23, 1935 in Preston to Henry and Selma (Storelee) Olstad. She grew up in the Chatfield area. Betty and Paul Tart were married April 28, 1956 at Long Beach, CA. They went on to live in Minneapolis, Chatfield, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Boca Raton, FL and Houston, TX. Following retirement Betty and Paul moved back to Green Bay before settling in Lakeland Florida for 30 years. In 2018 they moved to Eyota to be near family.
Survivors include her husband Paul, a son Alan Joseph Tart of Eyota, grandchildren, Chad and Laura Schroeder, and their family, Wyatt and Morgan; Jenny and Darrin Carlson and their daughter Ella; Dustin and Ashley Bunker, and their daughter Aliva; Adam and Trisha Whitney and their children, Natalie and Mason, a twin sister, Bonnie (Darwyn) Eide of St. Charles and a brother Harley (Sandy) Olstad of Mound. Betty was preceded in death by a daughter Pam Bunker, an infant son, Dana, two brothers, Norlan and Merlin as well as six older siblings who died in their early years.
Private services to remember Betty will be held at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in St. Charles, led by funeral celebrant, Jenny Hoff. Betty will be laid to rest in Minnesota Veterans Cemetery at Preston. A gathering of friends and family will begin at 2 pm. Friday, June 26, 2020 at Paul and Alans' home in Eyota. Please share a memory of Betty and view her video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com. Memorials are preferred to Heartland Hospice.
"I was saddened to learn of Betty\'s passing. She was a great neighbor in my childhood years. I alway felt close to her and her family in those years. My thoughts and prayers go out to you Paul and Alan as you bear your loss. I will cherish the happy memories with Betty and the Olstad family. Earl Button"
"We remember Betty fondly; she was always positive. We shared a common bond with our MN heritage. What I didn?t know was that she was an Olstad; my mother?s maiden name was Olstad- somehow we may have been related! I was so surprised to learn this in the obituary. Please know that our deepest sympathies are with you and your family at this time. Sincerely, Terry and Carla McGee"
"I remember Betty so fondly. She helped me in the church office at Grace Lutheran in Lakeland, Florida, for several years. She and Paul were such an asset to the church in Lakeland. I will always treasure our friendship. Sara Anderson, Lakeland, Florida."
"So Sorry to see of Betty\'s passing.. We had a lot of good times during our school years. We kept track of Betty and Paul thru the years but were not close . It is always hard to see/hear of a class mate leaving us.. She will be missed...
Rod and Lilas Herrick
"We will miss Betty. She was always fun and full of life. Betty loved her family and friends. Sandpiper missed her a lot when she and Paul moved back to Minnesota. Betty will always be remembered with fondness. All our love, Ron and Patty Lloyd"