Elizabeth Symanietz, 64

Elizabeth “Liz/Betty” Lorraine Symanietz, a resident of Richmond, died in her home, July 7, 2012.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Elizabeth “Liz/Betty” Lorraine Symanietz, Richmond will be held Tuesday, July 10,  from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.  at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Chapel in Albany.
Elizabeth was born March 20, 1948, in Sobieski, to Joseph and Susan (Trutwin) Birchem. She grew up in Sobieski, but also lived in Waite Park, St. Stephen and St. Martin before retiring to the cabin near Richmond. She married Richard J. Symanietz, Aug. 28, 1965, at St. John the Baptist Church in Swanville. Liz was a loving mother and homemaker raising her four children. She had a passion for embroidery, but most of all loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a member of the Waite Park Ladies Auxiliary and St. Martin Catholic Church.
Elizabeth is survived by her children, Richard (Carol) Symanietz Jr. of Albany, Renee Symanietz of St. Joseph and Roxanne (Chad) Pringle of Sartell; her seven grandchildren; and her siblings, Ben (Doris) Birchem of Arizona, Ruth (Larry) Hlad of Randall, Jim (Kathy) Birchem and Little Falls and Mary Birchem of Little Falls.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father Susan and Joseph Birchem; husband Richard Symanietz; her daughter Rhonda Langner; and her siblings, Loretta Larson, Romona “Mona” Brezinka, Lorraine Bergren, Joey Birchem, Irene Roerick, Douglas “Buck” Birchem, ElRoy “Tuffy” Birchem and child brother John Birchem.