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Robert Willard Betz

Male 1917 - 2000  (83 years)


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  • Name Robert Willard Betz 
    Born 1 Aug 1917  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Dec 2000  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Buried 2 Jan 2001  Rushford Lutheran Cemetery, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Robert W. Betz, 83, of Rushford, died Friday (Dec. 29, 2000) at his home. He was born Aug. 1, 1917 in Rushford, to George and Jessie (Ebner) Betz. He grew up in Rushford and graduated from Rushford High School. He served in the Army Air Corps in Africa during World War II. He was employed at the former Rush Products/Lake Center Industries until his retirement in 1987. He married Verna James in Rushford on April 17, 1939. He was a member of the Rushford Lutheran Church, where he served on the church council both as a member and an officer. He was an active member of the Ferndale County Club and served several years on the board of directors. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion in Rushford. He was a former member of the Rushford Lions Club, where he also served as president. His hobbies were golfing, yard work, growing roses, spending time with his family and friends, spending winters in Monterey, Calif., and reading and working word puzzles. He also enjoyed making doughnuts and little candy favors for his grandchildren. Since WWII he has spent every Memorial Day placing flags on the veterans' graves. A quote that he believed in is "there is a God that helps you along life's way, if you only ask Him." He is survived by his wife, Verna; three daughters; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister. Funeral services were Jan. 2 at Rushford Lutheran Church, the Rev. Roger Michaelson officiated. Burial was in Rushford Lutheran Cemetery. [3]
    Person ID I13224  Mindrum
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2014 

    Family Verna James,   b. 8 Aug 1918, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 2005, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1939  Decorah, Winneshiek, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F9174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Betz, Robert and Verna James
    Betz, Robert and Verna James

  • Sources 
    1. [S1056] E-mail from Roberta Betz Johnson, 8 Nov 2004.

    2. [S1054] E-mail from Roberta Betz Johnson, 15 Nov 2004.

    3. [S6398] Robert W. Betz obituary, Tri-County Record, 4 Jan 2001.

    4. [S16] Social Security Death Index.

    5. [S1055] Verna Betz obituary, undated, Tri-County Record.