In Memory of

Betty C. French

April 28, 1925 - January 25, 2017
Elizabeth Mae Caswell, the daughter of Andrew and Bertha (Wright) Caswell, was born April 28, 1925 in Cherokee. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee, where she attended school and graduated from Wilson High School in 1943. Betty earned a degree in history from Lake Forest College in Illinois. In 1947 she was united in marriage to Lawrence Charles French at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. After ten years of living on his family's farm, they moved to Cherokee when Larry took over the operations of Caswell Manufacturing. Betty was a full-time housewife and mother to five children. She was an avid bridge player. She joined PEO in 1948, and received her 65-year pin in 2013. Betty and Larry enjoyed their many friends and good times at the Cherokee Country Club and Speelman's Steakhouse. They flew in Larry's plane for an annual trip to Las Vegas and Phoenix. Each summer was spent at the family cabin on the Gunflint Trail in northern Minnesota. Her beloved Larry passed away in 1986. She is also preceded in death by her parents, her sister Frances Morris Taylor , her nephew Dick Morris, niece Kathy Morris, and son-in-law Butch Redd. Betty is survived by her five children - Connie Redd of Des Moines, Iowa, Tom (Pam) French of Ankeny, Iowa, Lorri (Brian) Winterhof of Cherokee, Barb (John) Bottger of Grand Marais, Minnesota and John (Sara) French of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Betty was a lovely lady and showered her kindness upon anyone she met.
SERVICES
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Eric Wright
CASKET BEARERS
The grandchildren: Stephanie (French) Sand Chad French Amy (Kintigh) Jordahl Kristin (Kintigh) Malchow Andrew Kintigh Jason Redd Lindsey (Redd) Jenkins Sarah (Bottger) Grebenick Ryan Bottger Joanne Bottger Dave Bottger Bob Bottger Maggie French Joe French Julia French Jeffrey Sand
VISITATION
Public visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
MUSIC
'Great Is Thy Faithfulness' 'It Is Well With My Soul' 'On Eagle's Wings' Pianist- Joel Orthmann Soloist- Andrea Orthmann
INTERMENT
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa

Condolences

Monday, October 9, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. I only just learned about it. They're all together now.”
- Randi Martin
Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Happened to go through the obits and saw that Betty had passed. I'm so sorry.You guys were such good neighbors.”
- Elaine M Witte-Harms
Monday, February 13, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Lori and Brian, We are sorry to hear of your mom's passing but yet know that she is no longer suffering. We have been



out of town for a while and just learned of your loss. We know you have many fond memories of your mom to share with your kids and grandkids to keep her memory alive. God's Blessing to you both for caring so deeply for your mom.

Sheree and Louie ”
- sheree Hausmann
Monday, January 30, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“I will always remember, with fondness, your mother. I refer to her as part of my Speelman group when I worked there and enjoyed and entire circle of friends that surrounded her. They were a wonderful group of people and I do believe they are all gone now, except for one or two. God Bless...”
- Glenda Schleef
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“sorry for your loss!”
- Megan N Lindgren
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“I'm so sorry to see this. Your mother/grandmother was one of the classiest ladies Cherokee ever knew. She was a wonderful person and it was obvious in all settings. My condolences...”
- Diane M Ruble
Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Our sympathy to you old neighborhood friends on the passing of your mother. She and your dad were good friends to my folks and have many fond memories.”
- The Rae kids. mike, Lynn and Ann
Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Grandma Betty was a very sweet fun-loving lady, beautiful and classy!”
- Peggy Gassberry-Jenkins
Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Connie, Tom, Lorri, Barb and John,

I am unable to attend the services, but offer my heartfelt condolences to all of you and your families. Aunt Betty lived a long and good life. I have many memories of holiday celebrations at your parents home in Cherokee and many picnics at Spring Lake Park. Your mother, as well as your father, and all of you have a prominent place in my memories. May the Lord of salvation and unending life bring you peace and comfort at this time. ”
- Rod French
Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Our love to all of you today, we are so sorry that we cannot be there with you. All your friends in Grand Marais are thinking of you.”
- Karl Hansen and Lee Stewart
Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Our condolences go out to Betty's family. Betty was two years ahead of me (Helen) in high school, so I've known her for many years, and she has always remained a lovely pers0n. God Bless”
- Dale & Helen Sturgeon
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear this, my sympathy to the family.”
- Doug French
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“My sympathy to the family. Betty was a special lady and Fred and I always enjoyed time spent with her.”
- Joan Rupp
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss. I truly enjoyed my time spent with Betty. Each time I see a worthers candy, I will think of her. She made me smile and was always so appreciative of everything and everyone. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Michele Pickett
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this time of loss. Betty was a beloved member of our family here at the Gardens for many years. She will be greatly missed.”
- Deb Morrow
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Always a friendly hello and a big beautiful smile, she never missed acknowledging me or Val when our paths crossed!!! God speed Betty, you have a special place in my heart.”
- Douglas J. Woods
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“John and family,
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers with you all. ”
- Brenda & Jim Perrin
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Sending our deepest sympathy to all of your family. Dewey remembers playing at your home on Ash Street as a very little boy. Thinking of all of you.”
- Duane H. and Linda L. Christensen
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Thoughts and prayers go out to the family. So sorry for your loss.”
- Tom and Pam Nielsen
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Thoughts and prayers go out to the family. So sorry for your loss.”
- Tom and Pam Nielsen
Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Wishing you love and comfort during this difficult time.”
- Jeff and Jennie Noble
Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Dale and I are thinking of the French family. We both have wonderful memories of Betty. ”
- Sharon Judson
Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry for your loss.”
- Kennrth l> Bergert
Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Donna and I have your family in our prayers.
Dennis Henrich”
- Dennis L Henrich
Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss of Betty. Our thoughts are with all of you. God Bless. ”
- Karen and Kim Aduddell
Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the French family. God bless!”
- Kevin Robbins
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