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Betty Joyce Witt

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Funeral services for Betty Joyce Witt, 85, will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at Trinity United Church of Christ of Hartley. Rev. Jeffrey Filkins will officiate the service.

Pallbearers will be: Brian Witt, Brad Witt, Todd Groth, Jim Friemuth, Craig Carr, Brian Anderson, Rick Newcomb and Larry Berg.

Honorary pallbearers are: Ralph Kruger, Glen Stoterau, Robin Newcomb, Brenda Friemuth, Becky Carr, Leah Franck, Beth Anderson, Faith Witt, Stephanie Witt, Donny Franck, Dawn Haeska, Steve Haeska, Michelle Beck and Doug Beck.

Interment will be at Pleasant View Cemetery of Hartley.

Betty Joyce Bracker, the daughter of Clarence and Tracy (Muhs) Bracker was born on April 8, 1922, at Hartley. She was baptized on July 1, 1933, and confirmed on March 21, 1937, at the Trinity Evangelical and Reformed Church in Hartley. Her childhood years were spent in the Hartley area, where she attended country school and later Hartley Public School where she graduated in 1939. Betty went on to further her education by receiving her teacher's certificate, and taught in the country schools in Clay and Dickinson counties for three years.

On June 13, 1943 she was united in marriage to Elmer Witt in Hartley. Following their marriage the couple moved to a farm north of Everly where they were engaged in farming for 45 years, and raised their three children: Ronald, Kerry Jo and Peggy. She worked at the Hartley Creamery for many years until it closed, and National Spencer (grease gun factory) for eight years. Following their retirement, the couple moved to Hartley in 1989. Elmer passed away on Dec. 8, 1997. Betty continued to live in Hartley until her passing at her home on June 8, 2007.

Betty was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ where she was an active member of Dorcas Society. She also belonged to the Friday Club, several card clubs and Care Review.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and son-in-law, Tom Untiedt.

Betty was survived by her children: Ronald Witt and his wife, Karen, of Harris, Kerry Jo Groth and her husband, Galen, of Spencer, and Peggy Untiedt of Trout Creek, Mont.; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother: Roger Bracker and his wife, Sharon, of Omaha, Neb.; and a sister, Lois Trojahn and her husband, Ray, of Clear Lake.