Betty Rose (Corliss) Dyck February 4, 1930 – November 8, 2017 Betty Rose (Corliss) Dyck age 87 departed from this life on November 8, 2017 with her loved ones present at the Fair Oaks Lodge Nursing Home in Wadena MN, to rest and wait for the resurrection to begin her journey in her new life. Betty was born February 4, 1930 in rural Sharpsburg, Iowa. She was the eldest of three children born to Walter and Rosetta (Duey) Corliss. During the depression, her childhood was spent in rural Taylor County, Iowa helping her parents on the farm with chores of feeding the hogs and chickens, housework and tending the garden. For fun, Betty and her younger brother and sister used to get into mischief building mud people along the dirt roads that resembled comic strip characters in the funny papers and plastering the mailbox shut with mud until the mailman put a stop to it by telling their parents. Betty attended numerous rural country schools and then graduated high school in Bedford, Iowa, 1948. She then attended Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville, Missouri obtaining her teaching certificate the summer of 1948. She taught for one year each at two different country schools in Taylor County. She shared stories of her teaching experiences and her students like one boy she had to punish with the help of another big girl by chasing him around the school because every time he had to use the outhouse he would jump out the window instead of using the door! He learned his lesson fast! In the early 1950’s, Betty was employed as bookkeeper/accountant for Wilson Implement John Deere in Bedford, Iowa , Clarinda Motor Sales, Burton Shore Motor, and Barry Seed Company all of Clarinda, Iowa. From the mid-1950’s until the mid-1970’s, she made her home in Dodge Center, MN and Gravity, Iowa with her husband Melvin Crandall, raising their seven children, tending the house and garden, milking her dairy cows and helping with the other farm chores. In the late 1970’s Betty attended Eastern New Mexico University in Roswell, NM, graduating with an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration and was employed as assistant manager for Checker Auto Parts. During the 80’s and 90’s, Betty lived in Plain Dealing, Springhill, and Cotton Valley, Louisiana. She was employed at International Paper Mills plywood division as a veneer grader at the Springhill Louisiana plant. After retiring, she made her home with her children in Nevis, MN. A special memory in her later years was in 2010 when Betty 80 years old. She went on her first and only deer hunt with her son Joe. She saw a doe and told Joe to shoot it, which he did. The last 13 months of her life were spent at Fair Oaks Lodge Nursing Home under their fine care until her death. Her pleasures and love in life were her family and friends, her Lord and her memories. Betty had a fondness for antiques, reading, tending her vegetable and flower gardens, her Holstein cows (especially Bobtail), her thoroughbred horses, cooking, sewing, traveling, playing the organ, listening to and singing gospel and country/western music, Christmas, and cutting a cedar from an Iowa road ditch for their Christmas tree for her young children, and baling hay. She was baptized and attended Christian Church and later was a member of the East Mission Church both of Bedford, Iowa. She was also an active member of the First United Methodist Church Cotton Valley, Louisiana. Betty is survived by her six children: Nancy (Stan) Beug of Golden, Colorado, Dale (Linda) Crandall of Wasilla, Alaska, Larry Crandall, Julie Crandall, Paul Crandall, Joseph Crandall all of Nevis, MN; her brother, Donald (Kathy) Corliss of Shreveport, Louisiana; brother in law Robert Ratcliff, Pensacola, Florida; grandchildren: Shane Gaule of Arvada, Colorado, Shilah (Nick) Low of Golden, Colorado, Kevin (Rachelle) Crandall of North Pole, Alaska, Tina Roberson, Ryan (Leslie) Crandall, Vanessa (Lowen) Guzman, David Crandall, and Janelle Crandall all of Anchorage, Alaska, Courtney Crandall and Truman Crandall both of Nevis, MN; nine step grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; former daughter in-law, Pauline Sharpe of Anchorage, Alaska; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, family, in-laws, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; Walter and Rosetta Corliss; her sister, Jean Corliss Ratcliff; her son, Rodney Crandall; husbands: Milo Johnson, Clyde Sorensen, Melvin Crandall and Burnice Dyck; and one nephew, Clark Ratcliff. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Sunday, December 17, 2017 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home, Park Rapids, with Timothy Pearson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Sunday. Mother, may you rest in peace. You will be greatly missed by your children, friends and family.