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Sylvia Nancy Betz Van Gerpen
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1914
Avon
Bon Homme County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 2010
Rapid City
Pennington County
South Dakota, USA

Sylvia Nancy (Betz) Van Gerpen, 96, Rapid City died Saturday Feb. 26, 2011, at Westhills Village Healthcare Center. She was born in Avon, SD, on Sept 17, 1914, to John and Elizabeth (Vilhauer) Betz.
Sylvia graduated from Avon High School in 1932, and attended Sioux Falls College and Northern State College in Aberdeen. She taught in a rural school at Marvin, SD, in 1937, and was employed by Gelfand Stores from 1938 to 1940. Sylvia married Ernest Van Gerpen June 7, 1940, in Avon. She was employed by Ben Franklin and Donaldson's department stores in Rapid City, and taught in a preschool provided for Ellsworth Air Force Base Woman's Missionary Circle at First Baptist Church. She gave book reviews for various organizations in the community and worked as a volunteer in offices issuing ration cards during World War II.
Sylvia is survived by two sons, James (Sandra) of Sioux Falls and Donald (Linda) of Rapid City; and one granddaughter, Danielle, Denver, CO.
She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-nine years, Ernest; her parents; one brother, Chester J. Betz of Sioux Falls; two sisters, Lucille Bangert of Waco, TX, and Estie Betz of Avon; and an infant daughter, Mary Lynn.
Funeral services will be Wednesday March 9, 2011, at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home with Pastor Preston Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Lawn Memorial Park. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Betz (1881 - 1953)
  Elizabeth Vilhauer Betz (1878 - 1960)
 
 Spouse:
  Ernest D Van Gerpen (1913 - 2010)
 
 Siblings:
  Chester J Betz (1904 - 2002)*
  Estie R Betz (1905 - 1997)*
  Lucille O Betz Bangert (1909 - 1996)*
  Sylvia Nancy Betz Van Gerpen (1914 - 2010)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pine Lawn Memorial Park
Rapid City
Pennington County
South Dakota, USA
 
Created by: Frankie
Record added: Mar 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66307310
Sylvia Nancy <i>Betz</i> Van Gerpen
Added by: Frankie
 
Sylvia Nancy <i>Betz</i> Van Gerpen
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