Betty Ann Harold, age 57 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at her residence
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot, Nebraska with the Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be at the Paragon Cemetery, rural Hartington. Visitation will be on Monday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday at church one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.
Pallbearers will be Jim Kjeldgaard, Steve Bowman, Woody Woodcock, Norbert Pinkelman, Steve Wieseler, and Jim Eskins.
Honorary pallbearers will be Michelle and Bob Heimes, Kristi and Dave Pease, Jeff and Shannon Birger, and Amy and Mike Larsen.
Betty Ann was born on February 1, 1956 in Yankton, SD to Art and Marie (Leise) Vornhagen. Betty grew up in the St. James area and graduated from Wynot High School in 1974. She married Gary B. Harold on May 18, 1974 in St. James, NE. Together they had two children, Jeremy Joseph and Joseph Tanner. In 1984 Betty and Gary bought the farm they are living on now. They became Organic farmers shortly after they started farming and that became their life and livelihood. Betty's greatest love next to her husband and children was her horses, which she was born and raised on. She found strength, love and compassion from her horses. She always said that one of the greatest things about her horses was they were always glad to see her and they were never judgmental. Betty loved music, photography, gardening, fishing and all sorts of outside activities. She especially loved hunting with her husband and sons and nephew Jeff Birger and his two boys, Jeffrey and Sam. She enjoyed watching and supporting her sons and their teammates in all sporting events. Despite her health issues she found the strength to support the Wynot boy's basketball team when they won the State Championship in 2013 and to the semifinals in football in 2013.
Betty is survived by her husband, Gary of Hartington, NE; two sons Jeremy and fiancÚ Jen Miller of St. Helena, NE, Joseph of Hartington; sister Mary Kay and husband Melvin Birger of Yankton, SD; brother Gary and wife Colleen Vornhagen of Yankton, SD; sister Cheryl and husband Gordon Schulte of Yankton, SD; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Larry Vornhagen.
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Farewell Betty. You leave an empty spot for your family and friends. I have good memories of visits with you filled with stories and laughing. Thanks for sending the photos of that summer horse ride along the back roads of the county. Be waiting at the gate for the rest of us.
To Gary, Jeremy, Joe, Mary Kay, Gary, Cheryl, and families,
We extend our sympathy to each of you.
Sincerely, Don and Dorothy DeBlauw
I am so sorry to hear of Bettys passing. I can remember when she would tease my mother Ann Pinkelman. Her laughter,smile and her grin will be deeply missed. I will miss her so.
To Cheryl: I am so sorry to hear of your sister's passing.She had a special place in our family which mom enjoyed just talking to her. If you need anything call me. I loved your sister as she was one of my sisters. She had good sense of humor and she was a joy to be aroind with. Give our sympathy to all the rest of your family.
My loving Yanton Mother Cheryl, I am sorry to have just heard. I know you loved her very much. Sorry I am not there to hug you and never let go. I am sure she is enjoying the time with your Mom. I love you!
I was so shocked to learn of Betty. We used to have some very fun times in high school. My heart and prayers go out to your family.
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