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Betty Dugan

d. October 9, 2014

Betty L. Dugan, of Austin, Minnesota died Thursday, October 9, 2014 at her home with her family at her side. Betty was born February 20, 1924 in Austin, Minnesota to Joseph and Helen (Smith) Gaskill. She grew up in Austin and graduated from Austin High School in 1941, where she was honored to be Homecoming Queen. She married Nolan Dugan and to this union were born five children. Betty enjoyed playing bridge, her many friends, and traveling. She always had a ready smile and a can do spirit. Betty loved being with her family including grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a hard worker and a caring volunteer including Meals on Wheels, St. Olaf Hospital auxiliary, genealogy and historical society to name a few. Survivors include five children, Tom (Pam) Dugan, Champlin, MN, Ruth (Joe) Sippel, Austin, MN, Jim Dugan (fiancée Judy Anderson), Austin, MN, Bill (Beth) Dugan, Minneapolis, MN, Jane Dugan (Charlie Lundeen), Austin, MN; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Nolan; brother, Laurence. A memorial service will be held 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Merilee Benson officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 pm on Monday at Mayer Funeral Home. The family will also greet friends at a luncheon following the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Condolences may be left online at

Service Information


Oakwood Cemetery
1800 4 St. NW
Austin MN 55912


Monday, October 13 2014
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW P.O. Box 27
Austin MN 55912


Tuesday, October 14 2014
11:00 AM

First United Methodist Church
204 1st Ave NW
Austin MN 55912

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