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Betty Jane Klein Brenneke
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Birth: Mar. 28, 1922
Burlington
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 3, 2010
Benton Harbor
Berrien County
Michigan, USA

Betty Jane Brenneke, 87, of Benton Harbor passed away at her home on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010.
A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Starks and Menchinger Family Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph. Cremation will follow the service. Friends may visit with the family from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Memorials may be made to Lakeland Hospice.
Betty was born on March 28, 1922, in Burlington, Iowa, to George and Grace (Hartman) Klein. She married Robert Brenneke on Valentine's Day in 1945 in Burlington, Iowa.
Our mother was the best mother in the world to us. She worked hard all her life, she was always there no matter what - she truly was a "giver".
Betty is survived by her two daughters, Char (Steve) Wilder of Benton Harbor and Karen (Dennis) Zotsman of Morrisville, N.C.; and two sons, Rob (Catherine) Brenneke of Tampa, Fla., and William (Jackie) Brenneke of St. Joseph. She is also survived by her brother, Charles Anderson of Illinois; her sisters, Edith Murphy of Missouri and Vera McCown of Nevada; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her parents, George and Grace; and a granddaughter, Marcia. 
 
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 Parents:
  George James Klein (1883 - 1967)
  Grace Marie Hartman Anderson (1893 - 1980)
 
 Siblings:
  LaMonte Herbert Petersen (1913 - 1993)**
  Ruth Lorraine Klein Jenson (1919 - 2006)*
  Betty Jane Klein Brenneke (1922 - 2010)
  Raymond George Klein (1924 - 1935)*
  Charles Klein (1927 - 1927)*
  Charlotte Klein (1927 - 1927)*
  Margaret Elizabeth Klein Kaltenbach (1940 - 1980)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
 
Created by: Jean Wenke
Record added: Oct 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98223900
Betty Jane <i>Klein</i> Brenneke
Added by: Juanita Sloan Lowrance
 
 
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- Juanita Sloan Lowrance
 Added: Mar. 11, 2013
 
 
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