Elizabeth “Betty” Siebels April 7, 1922 – Oct. 10, 2019


Elizabeth “Betty” Siebels

Elizabeth “Betty” Siebels, age 97, of Monticello, died Thursday morning, Oct. 10, 2019 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, following a sudden illness. 

Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at Goettsch Funeral Home. Rev. Ed Moreano officiated at the service. Interment will be in the Prairie Hill Cemetery, Castle Grove at a later date. Friends called from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Camp Courageous or the United Church of Monticello. 

Surviving are her four children, Patricia ( Jim) Zimmerman, Albert ( Jack) (Barb) Siebels Jr., Donna (Larry) McDonald, all of Monticello, Jim (Deb) Siebels of Central City, 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Albert in 2008, her daughter-in-law, Sue Siebels, a nephew, Larry Stogdill, four siblings, Robert Otten, Minnie Stogdill, Doris Freese and Sally Hawker, and her friend Ruth Ann. 

Elizabeth Otten was born April 7, 1922 at Monticello, Iowa. She was the daughter of Otto and Helen Bensch, Otten. Betty attended Monticello Community schools, graduating in 1941. Betty met Albert Siebels while roller skating. They were married Jan. 12, 1942 at St. Lukes Methodist Church, Monticello. Betty worked at the Sims Clover Farm Grocery store in Monticello before raising her family. She enjoyed working at the Monticello schools in the hot lunch program for many years. In 1978 after Albert retired, they moved to their home at Leisure Lake near Bernard. In 1990 they returned to their roots and moved back to Monticello. Betty loved to crochet. She won many blue ribbons at the Great Jones County Fair for her work. She shared many of her projects with family and friends. 

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