Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Beitelspacher, 82

Posted November 27, 2018 at 11:00 pm

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Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Beitelspacher of Brunsville, Iowa, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2018, at Christ Lutheran Church – Grant Township, rural Le Mars, Iowa. Reverend Shawn Brooks will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church. There will be a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa.

Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Elizabeth Ann Mersch was born May 10, 1936, in Sioux City, Iowa, the daughter of Frederick and Waunitta (Dorau) Mersch. She grew up in Sioux City and attended schools in Sioux City.

Betty was united in marriage to Don Beitelspacher on August 3, 1956 at Christ Lutheran Church in Grant Township. Betty and Don were blessed with six children: Sandra, Pam, Kim, Kelly, Mark, and Anna. Betty and Don farmed and raised cattle and hogs in Grant Township until retiring and building a home in Brunsville in 2000. Don passed away April 3, 2015.

Betty was a member of Christ Lutheran Church; having served as a Sunday school and Bible school teacher for many years. She was also active in the church circle for many years. Betty volunteered as a 4-H Leader for the Grant Clever Cloverettes for a number of years. Through the years, Betty enjoyed sewing, quilting, fishing, playing bingo and pinochle, and golfing. She also enjoyed gardening and canning many her vegetables she grew every year. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her cooking and baking. Her greatest joy in life was her family. Betty and Don enjoyed attending the events of their children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her six children: Sandy (Curt) Miller of Sioux City, IA, Pam Harris of Spencer, IA, Kim (Mike) Willer of Sioux City, IA, Kelly (Denise) Beitelspacher of Akron, IA, Mark Beitelspacher of Le Mars, IA, and Anna (James) Drew of Brookings, SD; 16 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; her brother: Fred (Mary) Mersch of Sioux City, IA; her uncle: Tony (Elaine) Dorau of Fort Dodge, IA; her in-laws: Laura Mae (Gerald) Nathlich of Woodward, IA, Delores Buryanek of Westfield, IA, Joan Renken of Brunsville, IA, Arlene (Larry) Sorensen of Sioux Falls, SD, Janice (Larry) Pritchett of Westfield, IA, Ed (Doris) Beitelspacher of Le Mars, IA, and Wayne (Julie) Beitelspacher of Le Mars, IA; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Waunitta Mersch; her father and mother in law: Henry and Louise Beitelspacher; her husband, Don Beitelspacher; and two brothers in law: James Buryanek and Erv Renken.

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