- May 22, 2012
- Woodbine, Iowa
of Betty's Passing
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“To Betty's Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Betty, we'll be pray for you all, and hopin better days a comin.
kent, carol, grace, lael...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: kent christiansen - sheridan, WY
“To Betty's Family:
I want to offer our sympathies for your loss. Betty was my mother's cousin (Jean Robertson Christiansen). My mother loved all...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Craig R. Christiansen - Omaha, NE
“john, Debbie, and families,
sincere condolences to all. what
a lovely and caring lady.
john and leia johnsen and family
3 of 6 | Posted by: Leia - woodbine, IA - friend
“John and family,
Our thought and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. We will keep you in our prayers.
4 of 6 | Posted by: Tara Ganzhorn
“John and Debbie and family,
My thoughts and prayers go out to your families . Your Mother was a very great lady and will be truly missed .
5 of 6 | Posted by: Robert Barry - Aurora, CO
“John and family
My thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow. If you need anything I am here just give me a call. I will keep you...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: jackie barry - woodbine, IA
Betty Elaine (Musgrave) Ganzhorn was born August 4, 1924, to Melvern and Hulda (Robertson) Musgrave in Woodbine, Iowa. She was raised in Woodbine and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1942. Betty worked at First National Bank in Woodbine. Betty married Robert Ganzhorn on September 19, 1945, at the United Methodist Church in Woodbine. She then worked at Foodland for a number of years. The couple farmed Bob's family farm all of their married life. Bob died on March 29, 2008.
Betty was a member of the United Methodist Church where she helped with the ladies groups and a member of the Neighborhood Club. In high school Betty was involved in the drama and music programs and was a very good saxophone player. Betty was a wonderful cook. She loved spending time with her family and in her garden. She was known for growing large tomatoes and having enough produce to feed her entire family. Betty was always a very gracious hostess with coffee and refreshments ready at all times.
Betty died on May 22, 2012, at Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine, Iowa at the age of 87 years, nine months, and 18 days.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Ganzhorn; two sisters, Bonnie Roundy and Roberta Getty; and brother, John Musgrave. She is survived by her two children, John (Ellen) Ganzhorn of Woodbine, Iowa, Deb (Bruce) Bloom of Elkhorn, Nebraska; four grandchildren, Vicki Ganzhorn, Julie Harman, Dawn Melcher, and Jeff Bloom; two step grandchildren, Crystal (Jon) Shaffer and Bud Flaitz; eight great grandchildren, Chandler, Katiya, Rylan & Azaria Melcher, Matthew & Colin Bloom, Trace & Van Harman; five step great grandchildren, Ezra, Seth, Syler, Jackson and Graysen Shaffer; three sisters-in-law, Nola Musgrave of Monument, Colorado, Iona Haight-Gabel and Mae Ganzhorn both of Woodbine, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.
10:30 am Friday, May 25, 2012
United Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. J. Samuel Subramanian
Mrs. Merrill McElwain ~ Bruce & Deb Bloom
"I Will Rise"
Honorary Pall Bearers
Jeff Bloom ~ Dennis Perkins ~ Bud Flaitz
Matt Harman ~ Trent Melcher ~ Rodney Plath
Russ Hansen ~ Scott Ganzhorn ~ John O'Banion
Final Resting Place