In Memory of Betty J. Zobel



Betty J. Zobel
Betty J. Zobel
Born: December 1, 1959
Died: October 6, 2017
Age: 57
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Betty J. Zobel
December 1, 1959 - October 6, 2017
From: Ida Grove, IA

Betty Zobel, age 57, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Willow Dale Wellness Village, of Battle Creek, Iowa.

A Remembrance Service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa.  The Rev. Richard Salcido will lead the service; A private family committal will be held in the Ida Grove Cemetery, of Ida Grove, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the Christensen –Van Houten Funeral Home, of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com

Betty Jean (Cooper) Zobel, the first born of three children born to Leo M. and Janice (Schwaller) Cooper, was born on December 1, 1959, in the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Faith as a child. Betty attended school where she excelled at academics and enjoyed rooting on her team as a cheerleader. She graduated from Odebolt-Arthur School with the class of 1978.

On December 8, 1979, in the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa, Betty was united into marriage to Kendall H. Zobel. The couple made their home in Ida Grove and were blessed with two children, Jared and Christie. The couple would later part ways.

Betty enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom and sold Mary Kay before her sister Mary encouraged her to start working at Pamida alongside her. She joined Pamida in May of 1988 after the store had opened in Ida Grove and remained a dedicated employee for 29 years (which is now Shopko Hometown) up until her illness prevented her from working in 2016.

Betty was a wonderful and loving daughter, mother, grandmother, role model and friend. She cherished her family more than anything else and enjoyed every moment spent with them. She loved going thrifting and shopping with her mother Janice, attending her granddaughter (Sophia) and grandson’s (Wyatt) soccer games, swim meets, and other numerous activities.

A faithful member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa, Betty’s faith in her Lord guided her throughout all seven plus years of diagnosis and treatments with her fight with ovarian cancer. She will be remembered for her warm smile, compassion, dedication, and strength. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Left to cherish her memory are her children Jared (Angela) Phillips Zobel of Rapid City, South Dakota and Christie (Joshua) Van Houten of Ida Grove, Iowa; mother Janice Cooper of Ida Grove, Iowa formerly of Odebolt, Iowa; brother Gary Cooper of Houston, Texas; grandchildren Sophia and Wyatt Van Houten of Ida Grove, Iowa; nieces Shayna Cooper of Madison, Wisconsin and Kristen Cooper of Austin, Texas; nephew Joseph Cooper of Houston, Texas; great nephew Trentin and great niece Eleanor; aunts Edith Johnson of Hawesville, Kentucky, Norma (Dick) Larson of Omaha, Nebraska, Donna (Norris) Olsen of Silver Springs, Nevada; and cousins, extended family and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her father Leo M. Cooper, sister Mary Cooper and niece Chyann Cooper along with many aunts & uncles. 

 

SERVICES

7:00 p.m., Tuesday
October 10, 2017
Christensen - Van Houten
Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Rev. Richard A. Salcido

CASKET BEARERS

Honorary Pallbearers
GerriAnn Pettit
Sue Spott
Janelle Moser

VISITATION

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
October 10, 2017
Christensen - Van Houten
Funeral Home

MUSIC

Kay Bloyer, Pianist
Joey Hoefling, Vocalist

Vocal Selection
"On Eagle's Wings"

Recorded Selections
"The Prayer" by Andrea Bocelli & Celine Dion
"Candle In The Wind" by Elton John

INTERMENT

Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Condolences


Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 9:17 AM
“Josh, Christie & Family:
Sorry for the loss of your mother My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Jerry Boger
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 11:09 AM
“Christie, sorry about your mother passed away.”
- Lauren Ketelsen
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 2:44 PM
“Christie and family, So sorry to hear about your mom. She was always so cheerful and helpful when working at Pamida-Shopko. May your many memories bring you comfort and peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. In sincere sympathy, Jim and Rose”
- Jim and Rose Weary
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 9:40 AM
“Jared and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you.”
- Andrea and Aaron Phillips
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 9:40 AM
“Our sincere sympathy to the family. Our children, John & Evan & Tina went to school with Betty. She was such a kind person.”
- Jack & Carol BensleyOur sincere
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 12:10 PM
“Dear Jared, Angela, Christie, and Joshua and all, Thinking of you today and sending you peace and love. I am so sorry for your loss. With lots of love, Cathee”
- Cathee Phillips
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 10:04 PM
“Aunt Janice sorry to hear about Betty.She now is finally in peace and in a place of such beauty .She is with family and having a great time . My prayers are with you all. My love to you all”
- Marvin &Linda Sharkey
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 10:03 PM
“So sorry for your loss I will pray for you and your family”
- Benita uhl
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 6:50 PM
“I'm so sorry to read of Betty's passing. I never saw her grouchy or unhappy at her job. She was always helpful. So sad.”
- Fern Krayenhagen
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 6:50 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you Christie and your family. Know you are in God's care. Bud and Sandy Leonard”
- Bud and Sandy Leonard
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 11:19 AM
“To the family of Betty Zobel.
So sorry to hear of Betty's death. I always enjoyed visiting with her in Pamida. She had a quick smile and was so pleasant. My condolences to all of you. God Bless. Joan K. Petersen”
- Joan K. Petersen
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 9:10 AM
“Sorry for your loss. Your family are in our prayers. May God ease your burdens, bring you comfort & surround you with caring loving family & friends. ”
- Kay & Larry Brown
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 9:10 AM
“We are so very sorry Jared & Christie in the loss of your mom. May you find comfort in knowing she's not suffering any longer. Prayers to you and the rest of your family as you struggle through the upcoming days. Please know we will be praying for peace and comfort for you. RIP Betty....you fought a good fight. ”
- Michelle Porter
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 9:10 AM
“My deepest sympathy to the entire family. She will always be remembered for her strength. And Janice no one should have to bury a daughter let alone 2 of them. You have my prayers as do the whole family. ”
- Marilyn Skaren
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 9:08 AM
“Sorry to hear about Betty... but she fought a courageous battle and is now where there is no more pain and suffering... Deepest sympathy to Janice, Jerrod and Christie and Josh and family... ”
- Mareta Vermeys
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 9:08 AM
“You are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. May God bless you now and always.
- Jim & Lana Cunningham
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 9:08 AM
“Christie and family, My deepest sympathy to you and yours. Betty was always so nice when she worked at the stores. Always very helpful . May she now rest in peace.
- Shirley Ruser
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 9:08 AM
“I enjoyed the times BJ & I would talk. She was so compassionate with all she said & her work ethic. May God give the family the strength & courage to travel down this lonely road known as grief.”
- Susan Lund
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:15 PM
“Our sympathy to Betty's family and friends May she rest in peace
- Wayne and Ina Mae Bliesmann
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:15 PM
“You have my sympathy and prayers, my husband Merle and your mom were cousins. Hugs to all your family! Betty Johnson”
- Betty Johnson
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:15 PM
“My deepest sympathy to the family! My thoughts and prayers are with you all! ”
- Dan Amen
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:15 PM
“I graduated with Betty the class of 1978 from Odebolt-Artur loved seeing her at Pamidia when I went home10”
- Peg Porter Bah
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:15 PM
“Our deepest sympathy to Aunt Jan and the whole family. God bless you all during this time.”
- Julie and Dan Ray
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11:20 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed visiting with her when she worked at Pamida-Shopko. She was a warm and friendly lady.”
- Gloria Sykes
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 6:38 AM
“I worked with your mom she was such a sweet lady and I'm sure she will be dearly missed. She is at peace so prayers to you and your family. May God wrap His loving arms around you all.”
- Renee Ehrig Phillips
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 6:38 AM
“We extend our deepest sympathy to Betty's family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Ray and Connie Dirksen
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 6:38 AM
“My sincere condolences to the family of betty...may you know her body is finally at rest and free of pain
- Marilyn dose
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