In Memory of David E. Bettin



David E. Bettin
David E. Bettin
Born: October 29, 1941
Died: August 31, 2018
Age: 76
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David E. Bettin
October 29, 1941 - August 31, 2018
From: Odebolt, IA

David E. Bettin, age 76, of Odebolt, Iowa passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018, at the Stewart Memorial Community Hospital of Lake City, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 6, 2018, at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Odebolt, Iowa. Rev. David Viggers will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Odebolt Cemetery of Odebolt, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com


David Earl Bettin, the son of Earl and Helen (Fluehr) Bettin, was born on October 29, 1941, in Sac City, IA. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and grew up on the family farm south of Early, IA. David graduated from Crestland High School with the class of 1959.

When asked by his parents if he wanted to attend college, his reply was, “Buy me a tractor, I’m going to be a farmer”. So David began farming with his father and father-in-law. On June 21, 1959, David was united in marriage to Audrey Mandernach, in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Fort Dodge, IA.  The couple were blessed with three children Jay, Tal, and Dena. David and Audrey were married for over 40 years and later parted ways.

David continued to farm with his father. The tradition would continue as David would farm with his sons and grandsons. In 2006, David started seeing longtime friend LaDonna Miller. The couple enjoyed going treasure hunting for antiques and John Deere memorabilia. David was a member of the Board of Directors for the Federal Land Bank and also served as a board member for the Sac County Pork Producers & Beef Producers.

David liked spending time with family and friends. He will fondly be remembered for his sense of humor and his ornery but kind hearted ways.

He is survived by his mother Helen Bettin; children Tal (Linda) Bettin and Dena (Kyle Lackman) Bettin all of Odebolt, IA; 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; sister Sally (Brent) Morrison of Ames, IA; 2 nieces and 1 nephew; companion LaDonna Miller of Odebolt, IA; and extended family and friends.

David was preceded in death by his father Earl Bettin and his son Jay Bettin.

 

SERVICES

10:30 a.m., Thursday
September 6, 2018
Trinity Lutheran Church
Odebolt, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Rev. David Viggers

CASKET BEARERS

Dylan Bettin
Tyson Bettin
Justin Bettin
Austin Bettin
Mick King
Tommy Schroeder

Honorary Pallbearers
Gary Babcock
Ted Henrich
Keith Brandt
Matt Powell
Dean Davenport

VISITATION

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home
Odebolt, Iowa

MUSIC

"On Eagle's Wings"
"Abide With Me"
"Hallelujah"

INTERMENT

Odebolt Cemetery
Odebolt, Iowa


Condolences


Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 1:58 PM
“David taught me life skills as a farmer: he taught the city boy, how not to touch the electric fence.........David and family took care of my needs to call home, when I took him for a ride in my Brother in Law's 57 Ford Thunderbird, and blew the engine! They cared about me without ever uttering any criticism of my driving! I am glad to claim him as a High School Friend and Comrade! My heart is feeling really sad! Blessings to all of you family and friends! David Bones”
- David Bones
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 9:01 AM
“So sorry to hear of David's passing, my thoughts & prayers are with the family”
- Mollie Remmick
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 9:01 AM
“To the family of cousin David Bettin. Thoughts & prayers to the family & friends. ”
- Mary (Kelly) Hederman
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 10:44 AM
“We were sorry to hear about David. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.”
- Gary and Marilyn Scott
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 10:44 AM
“We were sorry to hear about David. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.”
- Gary and Marilyn Scott
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 10:44 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.”
- Nolan & Mari Kreft
Monday, September 3, 2018 at 11:10 AM
“Tal, so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Thoughts & prayers are with you & the family. ”
- Sharon Burnett
Monday, September 3, 2018 at 11:10 AM
“Deepest condolences to Dave's family. May the GOOD LORD touch you all with a healing hand and ease your sorrow.”
- Judy and Bill Ogren
Monday, September 3, 2018 at 11:10 AM
“Sincere Sympathy to your family. Fond memories of the "Bow Tie" Club”
- Judy Lange Rozek
Monday, September 3, 2018 at 11:09 AM
“Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to all of you who love David. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and all the days ahead. Rest In Peace, dear friend. You will be missed. ”
- Merle and Charles Hansen
Monday, September 3, 2018 at 11:09 AM
“Dear Helen, Sally and family, so sorry to hear of David's death. I have known the Bettin family for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Joan (Kies) Petersen”
- Joan K. Petersen
Monday, September 3, 2018 at 11:09 AM
“Helen. Sally & Family,
I was sorry to hear of David's passing. I remember all the good times we had growing up. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Vonnie Bowman ”
- Vonnie Bowman
Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 8:55 PM
“Dear Helen, Sally and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May you feel blessed by memories, and comforted by friends that God sends you. Our love and prayers, sue & lee ”
- Sue & Lee Schott
Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 8:55 PM
“i was surprised and very much saddened to learn of Dave's death. We were good friends, from first grade in Early, on. Yesterday I mailed him information on our class's (the first class of the merger of the Early and Nemaha schools) 60th reunion, which will be held next summer in conjunction with Early's annual Crossroads Days. Dave often supplied the pork burgers and also the grill for these once-every-five-year reunions.

With the sad news of his parting, I am reminded that "there are no friends like old friends!" My sympathy to Helen (I hope!), Sally, Dave's children and grandchildren.

We spent many nights together at my family home in Early and on the Bettin farm, which bordered the farm my paternal grandparents rented, just to the East. Dave's sister Sally and my sister Jeanne had the same kind of relationship … his mother Helen was a great host.

- Don Hill
Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 8:54 PM
“Sorry to hear about David. Saw him when we were back in January and had a nice visit. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those left behind.
Alan & Faye Kelly”
- Alan Kelly
Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 8:54 PM
“So sorry to hear of your passing. God be with your family.”
- Jan Bettin-Baseman
Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 8:54 PM
“I’m so sorry to hear of Your Dad’s passing. I believe that life after death is how one is remembered. I’m sure that he will be remembered for a very long time.”
- AK Wintzer
Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 8:54 PM
“Rest In Peace Dave Rest In Peace ”
- Charlie “tuna” schnirring
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