Elizabeth (Betty ) Veronica Jordt of Sioux City, Iowa passed away Tuesday, November, 13, 2012, at Holy Spirit Nursing Home in Sioux City. Services were held Saturday, November 17, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sioux City with Father Collison officiating. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Meyer Brothers Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.meyerbroschapels.com
Betty was born March 20, 1920, to John and Mary (Doyle) Huebsch, Eagle Grove, IA. She graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic High School, Fort Dodge, IA, in 1938. Getting an education was extremely important to Betty. She began her teaching career in 1938, teaching in Humboldt County country schools. She taught both in the Parochial and Public School settings first, in Belle Plaine, Iowa, then in Fort Dodge. She attended college and earned her teaching degree and administrator certification from University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA. Later she received her Masters in Counseling from University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD.
On February 4, 1947, Betty married Donald Jordt in Belle Plain, IA. Together they farmed near New Hartford, IA. After moving to Sioux City, Betty returned to her career in teaching with assignments in Sergeant Bluff, St. Joseph Catholic School, and the Sioux City Community Schools from 1961 to her retirement in 1990. Betty spent the majority of her teaching career in teaching Fourth Grade at Smith School.
Besides teaching, Betty enjoyed gardening, earning Master Gardener status in her later years. She was an avid reader and storyteller. She worked crossword puzzles to keep her mind active. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish. When she had opportunity, she treasured time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her two sons, Bill and his wife Deb of Westfield, John and his wife, Mary of Vermillion; four grandchildren, Andrea (Trent) Robbins, Mankato, MN, Matthew (Kay) Jordt, Baldwin, WI, Sarah (Dave) Kuck, Minneapolis, MN, Ellissa (Jon) Bruns of Battle Creek, IA; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Vince Huebsch of Anchorage, AK, Bill (Dorothy) Huebsch of McCook, SD; special family friends, Kevin and Karen Vickery and their children Blake, Josh, Addison, and Austin; Brad and Ranee Held and children Benjamin, Raleah, and Braden, Ron and Patty Heagel, Jeff, Jill and Patrick; many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband Don, her parents, her brothers, John and Alfred, a sister, Margaret Dickerson and her granddaughter, Emily Jordt.
Memorials may be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sioux City Community School Foundation or St. Lukes Children’s Miracle Network.