In memory of

Don Bettin

May 9, 1926 - July 23, 2021
From: Odebolt, IA
Don Bettin

Don Bettin

Born: May 9, 1926
Died: July 23, 2021
Age: 95
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Donald W. Bettin, age 95, of Odebolt, IA, passed away on Friday, July 23, 2021, at Odebolt Specialty Care in Odebolt, IA.  Donald was born on May 9, 1926, in Sac County, IA, to parents John and Mollie Bettin.  He attended country school up until the eighth grade.

   On September 30, 1949, Donald was united in marriage to Leora Kutz.  This union was blessed with two children, Darwyn and Carol.  They made their home on a farm north of Odebolt for 26 years before moving to Odebolt in 1977.  Donald was a true farmer all of his life.  He liked to see the crops planted in the spring and watered for the harvest in the fall.  Donald was a devoted husband to his wife Leora for 67 years and was a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  He will be dearly missed by those that knew and loved him.

   Those left to cherish his memory include his children: Darwyn (Mary) Bettin of Early, IA, and Carol (James) Focht of Oklahoma City, OK; three grandchildren: Heather (Mike) Spetman of Odebolt, IA, Amber (Matt) Martin of West Des Moines, IA, and Thomas Focht of Oklahoma City, OK; five great-grandchildren: Caden, Mahaela, and Charlie Spetman, Emma and Calvin Martin; and sister-in-law Lorraine Bettin-Fix of Vinton, IA; many other extended family members and friends.

   Donald was preceded in death by his wife Leora Bettin; parents John and Mollie Bettin; and siblings: Leone (C.J. “King”) Sampers, Earl (Helen) Bettin, Elmer “Hans” Bettin, Duane Bettin, and Alice (Walter) Kelly.

Funeral Service
1:30 p.m., Friday
July 30, 2021
Trinity Lutheran Church
Odebolt, Iowa
5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday
July 29, 2021
Trinity Lutheran Church
Odebolt, Iowa
Odebolt Cemetery
Odebolt, Iowa


Monday, August 2, 2021 at 9:06 AM
“To the family of Don Bettin, My sincere condolences on the loss of your father/grandfather. I've known Don and Leora for many years! In fact I was a bridesmaid in their wedding! Now they rest in the arms of our Heavenly Father! God's blessings! Joan ”
- Joan Petersen
Friday, July 30, 2021 at 4:26 PM
“So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of visiting the farm with my folks as a child. Don was a very special person. God bless you all. Wayne stoelting ”
- Wayne Stoelting
Friday, July 30, 2021 at 4:26 PM
“You have my deepest sympathy!! Knew Don all my life. He was always so pleasant and kind. So enjoyed speaking to him every time we saw each other at the Post Office.”
- Malinda Bengford
Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 10:03 AM
“I am sorry for your loss. He was always a kind and friendly guy.”
- Glenn and Janice Determann
Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 10:03 AM
“So sorry for your loss Mr. Bettin was a great man he always took time to say hi. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bettin family at this difficult time ”
- Patrick, Tammy and Dylan Mau
Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 10:03 AM
“Sending our sympathy and love to Darwyn & Mary on the loss of Darwyn's father. ”
- Peggy & Jerry Niles
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 12:10 PM
“Sympathy to the Bettin Family on your loss. ”
- Steven Frank
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