Betty Schaefer
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Betty Schaefer, age 91 of Hartington, Nebraska died at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.

Funeral Services will be on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. Jeffery Loseke officiating. Burial in the St. Michael's cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Friday from 6-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. Visitation will continue on Saturday one hour prior to services at church.

Pallbearers will be Tom Cobler Jr., Paul Cobler, Brian Cobler, Curt Loecker, Mark Stout, Heath Opfer, Roger Jansen.

Betty Schaefer was born on August 13, 1924 in Mapleton, Iowa to William and Mary C. (Melvard) Olsen. She grew up in Hartington where she attended Hartington Public High School. She took care of her mother and moved to Sioux City, Iowa with her family from 1942-1945. In 1945 Betty moved back to Hartington and married Ernest "Skinny" Rasmussen on December 6, 1945. Ernest died on June June 29, 1969. Betty continued to help care for her mother until her death in 1956. She worked for Ferris Market and the Art Center Studio. Betty married Joseph T. Schaefer on April 13, 1971 in Hartington.

Betty was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Ladies Guild.

Betty is survived by nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Ernest Rasmussen and Joseph T. Schaefer, 3 sisters Leola Crane, Mildred Martin, Florence Cobler; five brothers Kenneth, Donald, and Ralph, Art and Lester Olsen.




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