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Betty Tylee

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Betty J. Tylee age 90 of New Hampton died Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Linn Haven Rehab & Healthcare in New Hampton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Holy Family Parish, New Hampton with Rev. Brian Dellaert celebrating the Mass. Placing the pall will be Betty's children and the lector for the service is Bill Hurd. Presenting the offertory gifts will be Terry Tylee, Stacey Putney, Cassandora McCauley and Julie Shull. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Hampton with Jason Tylee, Jarod Tylee, Brandon Tylee, Steve Tylee, Anthony Zack and Dale Phillips as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Julie Schull, Cassandra McCauley and Stacey Putney.. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2018, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home, New Hampton where there will be a 3:45 p.m. Rosary lead by Dianne Quinn and a 6:30 p.m. Scripture Service lead by Deacon Vic DeSloover. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass at the church on Tuesday. Betty Jean Tylee was born March 14, 1928, on the Simon family farm, northwest of Lawler, IA, the oldest child of Merle J. and Winifred M. (Hurd) Simon. She received her education at the former Mt. Carmel School in Lawler, where she was captain of the State Champion girls basketball team. Following her graduation in 1945, she continued her education at Mercy Nursing College in Cedar Rapids graduating two years later with a nursing degree. While in Cedar Rapids, she met William Emory Tylee, who was a United States Marine and was at the beginning of his 28 year active duty service. The couple were married on January 28, 1950, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Hampton. To this union five children were born. Since Bill was an active duty serviceman, the family lived in Iowa at different times, California and North Carolina. During Betty’s years in New Hampton, she worked as a nurse at both the hospital and clinic. She had a passion for serving and caring for those in need. She was a never ending source of wisdom, love and caregiving for her own family too. Betty and Bill spent many years later working in property management in Marion, Cedar Rapids, Marshalltown, Minneapolis and several other Midwest cities. The couple officially retired and moved back to New Hampton in 1990 where Betty became instantly involved in the community. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, the Legion Auxiliary, The Genealogical Society in Chickasaw County, Rosary Society and the Pioneer Cemetery Association. Survivors include three sons; Terry Tylee of Coralville, Tim (Lori) Tylee of North Liberty, Tom Tylee of New Hampton; one daughter, Tammy (Steven) McCauley of Cedar Rapids; one sister, Mary Virginia Ball of Fredericksburg; ten grandchildren, Brandon (Brianna) Tylee, Steve (Heather) Tylee, Jason (Amanda) Tylee, Shanna (Andy) Tylee, Julie (Brandon) Shull, Stacey Putney, Kiersten (Stephen) Bassett, Cassandra McCauley, Jarod (Monica) Tylee, Anthony Zack (Patti Philips); twenty-six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on January 30, 1993; a daughter, Sandy Tylee in infancy; one great-grandchild, Kennedy Tylee; sister-in-law, Francine Wasik; brother-in-law, Wiley Ball.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of Betty’s death. I have been thinking of her this week. I considered her a friend. She was smart and funny. We had some good conversations at the library and Democrat meetings. Condolences to all.

  2. Tammy, Terry,Tim,Tom and all the Family, so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing.She sure put up a heck of a fight! Well I can about imagine…all the “cousin’s” up in heaven are waiting with open arms, getting ready for one of those “infamous” family pictures, Lol. Hope your all doing well and thinking of you all. Lee and Bev Dowd

  3. Betty and I first met when she became a devoted volunteer at St. Joe’s / Mercy Medical Center New Hampton Auxiliary. She unselfishly gave a lot of herself to many philanthropic programs and events in the area. We have all been blessed to have had Betty in our lives! My sincere condolences to her loved ones; she’ll be greatly missed.

  4. Deepest sympathy to Betty’s family. Betty was a dedicated American Legion Auxiliary member. She will be missed by 4thDistrict.

  5. Our sympathies to the whole family. Betty was a wonderful person and enjoyed visiting with her. We are at Mayo and unable to attend services. May she Rest In Peace. Marge and Rich TeKippe

  6. May the memories of Betty help you cope with her loss in the next days. All our thoughts and prayers to her family. David and Jeanne Roder

  7. What a beautiful lady Betty was. I always enjoyed doing her hair and spending time with her and Carol Bottin as they were the best of friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow. May she rest in peace.


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