In memory of

Ronald Bettin

September 15, 1936 - June 19, 2020
From: Lake View, IA
Ronald Bettin

Ronald Bettin

Born: September 15, 1936
Died: June 19, 2020
Age: 83
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 Ronald Sherman Bettin passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020, at the Loring Hospital in Sac City.  He was born on September 15, 1936, on the Home Place Northwest of Lake View, the youngest son of Frederick and Christina (Schwanz) Bettin.  He attended Country School and then Lake View High School where he graduated with the class of ’56.

   On May 23, 1958, he married Joyce Huff at Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake.  They were blessed with two children: Ronald Franklin (Frank) and Janelle Aileen.  Ron was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lake View where he was a past member of the Church Council. His last gift to the church was the new communion rails that he specially designed and built.  He was also a past member of the Lake View Lions Club. Most of his life’s work was that of a Contractor/Carpenter where he was involved in the construction of homes as well as remodeling or smaller jobs.  Ron was well known as one of those “handymen who could fix anything.”  He loved working with stained glass, restoring, and repairing as well as creating new pieces.  He was generous in sharing his creations with family and friends.  He welcomed folks to come out to the shop and spend a day helping them to make something to take home.  

   Ron had many interests and he loved to collect clocks and watches, especially pocket watches. He collected antique gas engines and antique woodworking tools.  In earlier years he participated in bowling leagues and was a lifelong fisherman.  He had a great time restoring Franks Yamaha Motorcycle with a grandson.  Ron was a very active volunteer in the community.  For many years helped to set up and take down the floats for the annual Water Carnival Float Parade.  He was part of the team that took down and rebuilt the old Log Cabin which remains an important part of the Historical Museum.  Special events such as the Kids Day every August found him making and serving stew over the old fireplace while Joyce made Indian Fry Bread.  Ron was also instrumental in setting up and organizing the Sac County (LERT) Lutheran Early Response Team Trailer.  He custom-built cabinets and partitions for storing all of the equipment used when the teams traveled to areas where they helped clean up major storm damage.  He also was one of the teams that worked with the chainsaws.

   Joyce and Ron did some traveling and especially enjoyed Door County in Wisconsin, Maine, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  But, the best vacations were with the kids and grandkids.  Ron was a quiet man who loved his family. Some of the best times were when the boys came to visit and spent time with Grandpa making things in the shop.  He kept a positive attitude through this battle with cancer ..and now His job is done.

   Left to cherish his memory is Joyce, his wife of 62 years; Daughter Janelle (Wade) Reed of Redfield, Iowa; Grandchildren: Aaron Divis of Columbus, Neb., Drew (Alisha)Davis of Nevada, IA, Alex (Allyson) Davis of Urbandale, IA, and Nicholas(Jackie) Davis of Waterloo, IA; Great Grandchildren: Jordan Divis, Liam Davis, Milo Davis, and baby girl Olivia due in October; Brothers: Paul(Maxine)Bettin of Wall Lake, Roy Bettin of Foley, AL; Sister-in-Law Evelyn Bettin of Leon, IA and Brother-in-Law Denny(Edie) Huff of Monroe, WA; Many nieces and nephews and extended family members.

   Ron is preceded in death by his parents, his parents-in-law Jack and Edna Huff, Son Ronald Franklin, Sisters: Dorothy (Marvin) Stehr and Donna Chastain, Brothers: Kenneth (Gloria) Bettin, Vern (Ardine) Bettin, Richard Bettin, and Leland Bettin.

Tribute Video
Graveside Service
2:00 p.m., Sunday
June 28, 2020
Ferguson Cemetery
Lake View, Iowa
Reverend Donald E. Peterson III
Ferguson Cemetery
Lake View, Iowa


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Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 8:31 PM
“We will miss you Ronnie. Loved visiting and staying with you and Joyce in Iowa. ”
- Denny & Edie Huff
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 9:52 PM
“I want to say he was a hell of a man! He was my real father but he was my dad no matter what rest in peace and never forget i love you 💘”
- Kenneth Rench
Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 1:18 PM
“Uncle Ron was such a gentle soul & kind man.
He will be missed ❤️
My prayers are with you Aunt Joyce, and to you Janel & family.
Big Hugs ✨”
- Tamantha Huff
Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 1:18 PM
“You have my deepest sympathy at the loss of you husband and dad. He will surely be missed.”
- Pat Schug
Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 1:18 PM
“Joyce, what a beautiful video of Ronís journey. You are both so blessed to have found each other. Lovely pictures in video. Hugs, Sweetie...
- Judy wilson
Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 12:49 PM
“Sorry to learn of Ron's passing. He will be missed.”
Friday, June 26, 2020 at 3:41 PM
“So Sorry for your loss. Ron was a very wonderful, kind and loving person. He enjoyed helping everyone. I will always cherish the stained glass cross he made for my kitchen. Thinking of you and your family and Sending Hugs and Prayers.”
- Rebecca Peters
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 10:24 AM
“Joyce, I am so sorry for your loss. Ron was a great guy and I always enjoyed visiting with you two. You are in my prayers.”
- Carol Shields
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 10:24 AM
“Heaven has welcomed a humble, hard working, honest man of many talents. We are proud to have known Ron and called him "Friend." We send our most sincere sympathy.”
- Ben and Marilyn Buehler
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 10:24 AM
“Our deepest condolences to you, Joyce and Janelle and your whole family. Ron was the nicest guy ever! You all are in my thoughts and prayers!! Sending you lots of love!!”
- LuAnn & Mike Norris
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 10:24 AM
“Thinking of you and sending our sympathy. Leonard and Martha thought a lot of Ronnie.”
- Jeri Schwanz Bottenfield
Monday, June 22, 2020 at 5:02 PM
“Joyce so sorry for your loss, he was great guy.”
- Steve and Sherrie Wilson
Monday, June 22, 2020 at 5:02 PM
“Sorry to here you are in my prayers”
- William Riley
Monday, June 22, 2020 at 5:02 PM
“Our heartfelt sympathies. We will miss our talented craftsman. Dick and Jane Croll
- Dick and Jane Croll
Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 7:54 PM
“So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. Thinking of you and lifting prayers for you and your family during this time. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you the comfort needed.”
- Sue & Ken Barney
Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 7:54 PM
“Joyce, so sorry to learn of Ronnie's passing. We went to school together and rode the school bus together. We were Friends with you both after you were married. ”
- Darlene McConnell Swanson
Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 11:44 PM
“Joyce, I am so very sorry to learn of Ronís passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Joyce Hauser Schneider”
- Joyce Hauser Schneider
Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 11:44 PM
“Sincere sympathy to you Joyce, and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.”
- William and Lana Geary
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