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category: Obituary, date: 2016-09-02, by Avon SD
Betty Marie Janssen
Betty Janssen

(April 21, 1931 - September 1, 2016)

Betty M. Janssen, age 85, of Avon died Thursday, September 1, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society in Tyndall. Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 10:30 AM at First Baptist Church in Avon with burial at First Baptist Cemetery in rural Avon. Visitation will begin Monday from 5 to 7 PM with family present at the church with a prayer service at 7 PM. Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Marie (Berndt) Janssen was born April 21, 1931 on a farm near Avon, to Helmuth and Mary (Hinzman) Berndt. She was baptized by Albert Ittermann on January 2, 1944 at the Tyndall Baptist Church. Betty was a member at Danzig Baptist Church in rural Avon. After her marriage, she transferred her membership to First Baptist Church in Avon.

Betty had attended Vesper Country School and graduated from Avon High School in 1949. She started working at Weidenbach Grocery Store in Avon. Betty married Don Janssen on January 3, 1954 in Tyndall at the Tyndall Baptist Church Parsonage. Three sons were born to this union. Don and Betty moved into Avon during the summer of 1973. Betty also worked for Mensch’s Greenhouse where she enjoyed her time there. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Avon since 1954, the Avon Fireman’s Auxiliary and was currently President of the adult Sunday School Class.

Betty will be remembered for her love of quilting, embroidering and crocheting.

Thankful for having shared in her life are her husband, Don of Avon; three sons: Doug (Mary) of Tripp, Keith (Jean) of Yankton and Brian of Avon; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many friends and neighbors.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; brother and wife, Stanley and Marjorie Berndt and and infant sister, Barbara.

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