Elizabeth (Bette) Irle, age 86, of New Richmond, died on Wed. Dec. 22, 2010 at Deerfield Gables. Bette was born in New Richmond to Noble and Rose (Cote) Strohbeen on Dec. 14, 1924. She married Theodore Irle on Oct. 6, 1945 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. They were married 50 years. Bette and Ted traveled often with close friends to many parts of the U.S. and other countries, plus took many weekend trips to Northern Wisconsin and Michigan. During the winter they headed for Fort Myers, FL for a month and did this for many years. Bette was an active member of First Lutheran Church. You could always find her in the basement kitchen helping out with weddings and funerals, but her favorite was the annual Smorgasbord. Bette loved her family and was always there for them, especially her grandchildren. She went above and beyond to spoil them! She loved to cook and bake. As a family the favorites were her ham dinners and Christmas Spritz cookies. Being a homemaker, was what Bette did best and she did an awesome job. She had many, many friends that stopped by regularly for coffee and were invited to one of her annual Birthday parties. Whether it be for family or friend, Bette loved to entertain and always put on the perfect party! Bette is survived by 3 children, Ted Jr. (Sue) Irle of Star Prairie, WI, Greg (Cathy) Irle of Golden Valley, MN, and Shelley (David) Englerth of Winona, MN. Bette and Ted were blessed with 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Bette was preceded in death by her husband Ted, Nov. 12, 1995. A Funeral Service was held on Monday, December 27, 2010 at 11 am at First Lutheran Church in New Richmond. Visitation was also on Monday from 9-11 am at the church. Interment was in Oakland Cemetery. Pallbearers are her 8 grandchildren, Jennifer Plascencia, Jessica Jackson, Justin Irle, Robert Irle, Andy Irle, Christy McElroy, Laura Englerth, and Logan Englerth. A special thank you to her extended family at the Deerfield Gables. The love and care you gave our mom was so much appreciated. Arrangements were with Bakken-Young’s Beebe Mortuary of New Richmond.