In memory of

Betty Mesenbrink

February 8, 1930 - November 10, 2021
From: Lake View, IA
Betty Mesenbrink

Betty Mesenbrink

Born: February 8, 1930
Died: November 10, 2021
Age: 91
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Betty Mesenbrink, age 91 of Lake View, IA passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at Blackhawk Life Care Center in Lake View, IA. On February 8, 1930, Betty Louise was born to parents Emmett and Mollie (Dumlar) Hopkins in Red Oak, IA. She grew up in Red Oak where she attended school and continued her education after graduation. She taught school in a country schoolhouse for a while, but it was not her calling.

   On August 12, 1956, Betty was united in marriage to Richard Mesenbrink. This union was blessed with two daughters: Lori and Jeanne. Betty and Dick owned/operated the Frozen Frontier Cafe in Lake View from 1960 - 1987. After they retired from the restaurant business,  Betty had part-time jobs including Hardware Hank and the Chiropractor's office.  Betty loved flowers. She spent a few years traveling around judging flower shows.  She helped manage the Memorial Rose Garden in Speaker Park for years. Betty was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church in Lake View. She loved her church. She also loved bird watching and going for rides around Blackhawk Lake with Richard and their dog, Doxie. Betty also enjoyed working with the Senior meals, where she could visit daily with her many friends.  Betty will be dearly missed by those that knew and loved her.

 Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter Lori (Mark) Tajchman of Marion, KS; grandchildren: Tommy Tajchman and Kevin Ames; great-grandchildren: Eli Looney and Karson Tajchman; sister Rosa-Lee Knight of Richmond, MO; nieces and nephews, and many friends.

 Betty was preceded in death by her husband Richard, daughter Jeanne (Mesenbrink) Conran, son-in-law Jimmy Conran, grandson Jerad Ames, and brother Robert Hopkins.


 In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in Betty's name to the Memorial Rose Garden in Speaker Park. Memorials may be dropped off at Farmers State Bank, Lake View, IA, or mailed to Ruby Cooley, PO Box 584, Lake View, IA 51450



Celebration of Life
1:00 p.m., Sunday
December 12, 2021
Lakes United Methodist Church
Lake View, Iowa


 A Memorial Service for Betty and Jeanne will be held on June 21, 2022, near the Memorial Rose Garden in Speaker Park, Lake View, IA.


Monday, December 6, 2021 at 9:27 AM
“Many will be saddened to learn about Betty's death. She was special to many of us. RIP, Betty!”
- Jim and Lois Manuel Long
Monday, November 22, 2021 at 9:02 AM
“Our family would eat at the Frozen Frontier nearly every Sunday. Betty was always so kind to us! After I was married and had a family, we continued the tradition as long as the Frozen Frontier remained open. Our prayers are with your family. Betty was a special lady & will be missed.”
- Diane Schroeder
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 3:33 PM
“You have my deepest sympathy for both Betty & Jeanne. I worked at the Frozen Frontier from 1980-1987. Your Mom asked mine if she thought I might like a job there & I really did love it. Betty taught me so much about being a good waitress & business in general. She encouraged me with my love of horticulture too. Heaven gained a great lady! ”
- Kelly Wollesen Scott
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 9:25 AM
“Betty was one of a kind, with a heart of gold. I will miss her, as she will never be forgotten. ”
- Sarah
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 9:25 AM
“Lori, So sorry to hear about your mom, my thoughts and prayers are with you!”
- Laurie Hansen
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 2:09 PM
“Betty was a dear lady. Enjoyed her so much. She is missed. ”
- Jane Croll
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 2:09 PM
“My sincerest sympathy to Betty's family. She was a wonderful person to visit with and I always loved her jovial laughter. She and her husband, Dick, always treated me well when I worked for them at the Frozen Frontier Cafe. May God's comforting embrace be with the family and may Betty rest in peace. ”
- DiAnn Riedell
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 9:03 AM
“Enjoyed visiting with Betty at the care center ”
- Marge Bihrer
Monday, November 15, 2021 at 3:22 PM
“Betty's honesty and sense of humor will be missed. May she test in peace.”
- Sara Thompson
Monday, November 15, 2021 at 1:43 PM
“Our sincere sympathy to Betty's family. She was a wonderful special lady. Rest In Peace dear Betty.”
- Don and Donna Tjaden
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