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February 3, 2014

BETTY WITZENBURG OCT. 10, 1921 -- FEB. 1, 2014


The Oskaloosa Herald

---- — FREMONT — Betty C. Witzenburg, 92 of rural Fremont passed away Saturday evening, February 1, 2014 at the Vista Woods Care Center in Ottumwa, IA.

Betty C. Witzenburg was born, Oct. 10, 1921, in Oskaloosa, to Bert and Mattie (Van Arkel) Bouma. She grew up in rural Oskaloosa and the family moved to rural Kirkville when Betty was 9. She graduated from Kirkville High School in 1940 and furthered her education at Murphy’s School of Business in Oskaloosa. After her education, Betty went to work for the Continental Overall Factory as an accounting manager. On May 5, 1943, she married Bob Witzenburg in Cedar. The two made their home in rural Oskaloosa and rural Kirkville before settling in rural Fremont, Iowa on their farm. Betty was very proud to be a farm wife, where she helped Bob with the farm chores, took care of her garden and raised her family. She was a talented seamstress and made many of her families clothing. Betty was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa.

Betty’s family includes her three children, Bob (Joyce) Witzenburg, of Packwood, Becky (Bob) Queisner, of Fort Madison, and Ray (Lynn) Witzenburg, of Des Moines; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and 1 on the way; and her brother Sjoerd Bouma, of rural Fremont.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Bob Witzenburg.

Funeral services for Betty will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with the Rev. Danny Cary of Packwood officiating. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m., Tuesday at the Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel; the family will be present from 5-7 p.m. to greet visitors. Memorials may be made to the Fremont EMT Group.

Memories and condolences may be made by visiting the online obituary guest book at www.gvlfuneralchapel.com.


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