Lenore “Betty” (Young) Custer was born in Lake View, IA on October 28, 1934, to Leonard (Dale) and Abbie (Peters) Young. She was baptized and confirmed at Wheatland Presbyterian Church, rural Breda. She attended school in Lake View and graduated in 1953. She loved playing basketball, scoring a personal best 31 points in one game, as well as participating in music, band, and theater. She briefly attended the University of Iowa.
She married Robert J. Custer on December 5th, 1959, in Newton, IA. During her adult life, she and Robert lived in Des Moines, Crystal MN, Ridgewood NJ, Dayton and Cleveland OH, and St. Clair/East China MI where she held various positions in banks, credit unions, and retail. She maintained connections with family and friends despite the distance by sending greeting cards for holidays, birthdays, etc. and faithfully visited her home state, many times attending the Lake View Alumni Banquets. After Robert’s death in May 2015, she returned to Storm Lake, IA, where she was a member of the Lakeside Presbyterian Church; she enjoyed her time singing in the choir with new friends.
Betty passed away March 23, 2019, at B.V. Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.
She is survived by her sister, Norma (John) Irwin; her niece, Kim (Mike) Wilson; and nephew, Jay (Pennie) Irwin; their children, Mallory (Brandon) Anderson, Whitney (Adam) Brierly, Samantha Irwin, Trevor (Kaitlin) Irwin and their little ones, Payton and Lillian Brierly, and Easton Anderson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.