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Betty Niewoehner

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Betty Jean Niewoehner, age 78, a lifelong resident of Fredericksburg, Iowa died Saturday, September 14, 2013, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at the Peace United Church of Christ, Fredericksburg with Pastor Burt Williams presiding. Interment will be held in Rose Hill Cemetery, with Tony McNally, Cory Rochford, Kreig Jacque, Shain Kroenecke, Tod Walker, Michael Taylor and Jeremy Koppin serving as pallbearers. Friends may greet the family 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Betty Jean Niewoehner was born October 27, 1934, in New Hampton, IA, the daughter of Albert and Emma (Rabe) Hagedorn. Betty received her education in Fredericksburg and graduated in 1952. On June 21, 1953, she married Raymond Niewoehner at Peace United Church of Christ in Fredericksburg. To this union, two daughters were born. The couple owned and worked side by side at the Gambles Hardware Store in Fredericksburg until 1997. Betty was a lifelong member of the Peace United Church of Christ and was active in Legion Auxiliary. After retiring, she volunteered for several years at the school in Fredericksburg where she helped many children. She was fond of camping around the United States with her family and traveling to several countries abroad. Betty loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were the light of her life. Betty is survived by her husband, Raymond of Fredericksburg; two daughters, Lora (Charlie) Wakefield of Cedar Rapids and Pam (Chuck) Stone of Fredericksburg; two brothers, Wayne (Christine) Hagedorn of Fredericksburg and Roger (Linda) Hagedorn of Sumner; seven grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ruth Pries; and son-in-law, Jeff Adams.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all – may the special memories you have as a family live on in your hearts. Betty was so devoted to her family and to her community – she will be missed! With our love and sympathy, Steve & Francie

  2. Passing on our deepest sympathy to the Niewoehner family. Linda and I always enjoyed are many visits with Betty. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ray and the family. Steve and Linda Staker

  3. With deepest sympathy in your loss. I enjoyed working for Ray & Betty for many years at Gambles. Your family was always good to me and I appreciated that. I know your memories will give you comfort. Lila Scott

  4. Ray, I’m so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She was a great lady. I always enjoyed visiting with her when given the chance. Many thought and prayers to you and your family.

  5. Ray and family, You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Betty was an awesome person and I always enjoyed visiting with her 🙂 I’m glad that she was a part of my life. This is something that has helped me thru the years when I lost someone close to me ‘God needed another angel and he chose Betty’ … know she in heaven with our Heavenly Father and that she is watching over you always! You have my deepest sympathy, Cindy

  6. Ray, we extend our sincere sympathy to you and your family. You and your wife have been partners for a very long time and I always enjoyed visiting with both of you in your store. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ben Ryan

  7. Anderson Family so sorry to hear of Betty passing. Many thought and prayers to your families. Rick and Donna

  8. One of the best things about growing up in a small town is that you knew all your friends and classmates’ families. And while when we were kids we might not have thought it was great, looking back, it sure was nice having our friends parents always keeping an eye on us rascals. Each time I read of a parent of a classmate leaving us, it really tugs at the heart strings, and makes me more appreciative each day of the great folks in Fredericksburg. I remember Betty as a classy lady, and always the friendly face when we went to Gambles to pick up something. My thoughts and prayers are with you Pam and your family. Chris O’Connell Crowe Lucas, TX

  9. Joseph “DJ” Poole & Family purchased the Vivid Recollections for the family of Betty J. Niewoehner.

  10. I have very fond memories of visitng Betty with Heather at Gambles! What a wonderful lady! The Niewoehner and Stone/Rochfords are in my thoughts and prayers. Stef Niemann

  11. I will always remember going to Aunt Betty and Uncle Ray’s house to spend time with Pam. It was so fun to get off the farm, stay in town and eat meals with them because Aunt Betty always had milk in a carton and the best brownies ever! I was so happy to visit with her last Saturday and then again Sunday briefly. That lady always had a smile on her face…I would too if I could live with Uncle Ray!! God Bless the whole family, I hope these fond memories help give you comfort. Love, Carol


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