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Wanda M. Koontz Betkie
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1910
Perkins County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 2011
Dodge County
Nebraska, USA

Wanda M. Betkie, 100, of Fremont died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Arbor Manor in Fremont.

Wanda was born Oct. 16, 1910, in Madrid to Harry and Bessie (Newton) Koontz. She lived in Madrid until the age of 15, then lived in Ogallala, Norfolk and West Point. She graduated from high school in West Point in 1928.

Wanda married Gerald H. Betkie on Oct. 21, 1929, in Sioux City, Iowa, and they came to Fremont in 1930. During the years her children were growing up, she was active in the PTA, and was an honorary life member of the Nebraska Congress of Parents and Teachers. After her children were grown, she worked for Kollmeyer's in downtown Fremont for 22 years.

Wanda was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: daughters, Bonnie Casper of Fremont and Beverly and Don Sorensen of Omaha; a son, Bob and Linda Betkie of Fremont; grandchildren, Ann Fauss of Fremont, Brian and Shelley Nelson of Fremont, Michelle Luna of Grand Island, Michael Casper of Fremont, Mark and Tina Casper of Columbus, Gerry Betkie of Virginia, Christopher Betkie of Arlington, Steffani Betkie of Omaha, Kandi Sorensen of Grant City, Mo., and Keven and Kerry Sorensen of Omaha; great-grandchildren, Lissy and John Nicola of Grand Island, Ellen and Charlie Janssen of Fremont, Holly Fauss of Fremont, Orie Walker of Noble, Okla., Kally Casper of Fremont, Jennifer Casper of Grand Island, Ian Betkie of Omaha, Carrie and Tyler Thomas of Fremont, Kristy Mimms of Valley, Caitlin Nelsen of Fremont, Ruben Luna of Grand Island, Nathan Luna of Grand Island and Abigail Sorensen of Omaha; stepgreat-grandchildren, Nick Cahill of Omaha and Zach Cahill of Fremont; great-great-grandchildren, Destiny Casper-Oakley of Grand Island, Addison Thomas of Fremont and Alyssa Mimms of Valley; sister-in-law, Marilyn Larsen of Fremont; and niece, Kay and Philip Carestia.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Gerry and William; daughter, Barbara; granddaughter, Diane; and great-grandson, Joshua.

A private family graveside service will be held.

Memorials are suggested to Calvary United Methodist Church.

Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont is in charge of arrangements.

Printed Fremont Tribune, March 7, 2011. 
Family links: 
  Gerald Herman Betkie (1910 - 1987)*
  Barbara A Betkie (1937 - 2001)*
*Calculated relationship
Memorial Cemetery
Dodge County
Nebraska, USA
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Record added: Mar 07, 2011
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Wanda M. <i>Koontz</i> Betkie
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