Betty J. Macal, age 88 of Hayfield, Minnesota, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at the Fieldcrest Care Center in Hayfield, Minnesota. Betty Jane Baumgartner was born September 27, 1931 in Austin, Minnesota, to Ervin and Marie (Krejci) Baumgartner. On December 5, 1948, she was united in marriage to Richard Macal in Austin. The couple moved to a farm in rural Austin where she became a farm wife and homemaker to their three children. In 2010, Betty moved to assisted living and would spend weekends at the farm until 2012, when the farm was sold. Betty belonged to Grace Lutheran Church and the neighborhood birthday club. She enjoyed walks in the woods, flowers, camping, and traveling. Betty also loved her family, friends, our Lord, the farm, taking care of the grandkids and most of all she loved daddy (Richard Macal). She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her children, William (Lana) Macal of Garden Grove, CA, Jeffrey (Teresa) Macal of New Mexico, Vicky (Gary) Lange of Trempealeau, WI; six grandchildren, Judith, Annalea, Brandon, Ashley, Tyler, and Josh; 10 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; two brothers, Ervin Baumgartner and David Baumgartner. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ervin and Marie Baumgartner; husband, Richard Macal; and a brother, Ervin Baumgartner, Jr.
Services are pending.