Betty Engelhardt

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Betty Pauline Livingston Engelhardt, 88, of Elkader, passed away with God’s grace, on Monday, April 20, 2015. Betty was born to Russell and Vergie (Wilson) Livingston on November 29, 1926, in rural Highland Township.

Betty married Allen Engelhardt on February 24, 1945. Three children were born to this union, Marsha, Mark and Joyce. Betty lived in Elkader for over 50 years.

She was a long-time member of Peace United Church of Christ and Royal Neighbors, both in Elkader. She worked as a cook at Central Community School for 22 years, retiring in 1988. Betty enjoyed seeing all of the children.

Betty loved her family dearly and enjoyed her many friends. Betty enjoyed filling everyone’s tummies up with all her baked goodies, cookies, pies and lefse.

Left to cherish her memory are her beloved daughter, Joyce of Garnavillo; two grandchildren, Christine (Mark) Berns of Farmersburg and James Grocholski of Volga; three great-grandchildren; her devoted sister, Sharon Bahls of Elkader, sisters, Gloria Dettman of Guttenberg, Jeanne Werges of Garnavillo, Beverly Beck of Prairie du Chien, WI, Linda French of Dubuque, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Allen on August 30, 2002; son, Mark Allen in 1954; daughter, Marsha Grocholski in 2004, and brother Kenneth Livingston.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m.  Friday, April 24, 2015, at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. Interment was at East Side Cemetery, Elkader. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader and one hour before service time at the church on Friday.

Leonard Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left with www.leonardfuneralhomes.com

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