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Betty J. Halder

November 2, 1932 — January 15, 2021

Betty Jo Halder was born on November 2, 1932, on a farm west of Pocahontas, IA to George and Mary Benita Milefchik. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic School graduating in 1950. After graduation, she worked a short time at the Farmer’s Coop Elevator.

 On January 12, 1952, Betty was united in marriage to Raymond Halder. They lived on a farm near Varina, IA until 1957 when the family moved to Fort Dodge, IA. In 1967, the family moved to Cherokee, IA where she and Ray made their home and raised their children.

 As a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Betty was active in CD of A and the Ladies Union Committee. She enjoyed attending the Knights of Columbus Conventions with Ray and other fellow Knights and their wives.

 Betty was a homemaker for her family prior to owning and operation the Mode’O Day Women’s Apparel store for several years. She later worked at Mr. G’s Clothing, and then the Hy-Vee grocery store for 16 years.

 Betty enjoyed family camping at Cutty’s and vacations in the motor home; traveling to visit children and grandchildren; and getting together with her siblings and extended family. She also enjoyed spending a few winters in Florida. Betty knew how to cook! Whether it was a big family dinner with lots of leftovers or helping to cook at the church hall, she was always available with help and advice. Betty’s most prized gift was to teach her children and grandchildren how to make her famous cinnamon rolls.

 Betty will be lovingly remembered by her 4 sons: Randy (Lori) of Seward, NE, Michael (Deb) of Cherokee,IA, Kevin (Kathi) of Cherokee, IA, and Neal (Liz) of Ankeny, IA; and 6 daughters: Janet Nicolino (John) of Des Moines, IA,, Charlotte Schueder (Dan) of Cherokee, IA, Debra Foreman, of Marshall, MO, Nancy Rupp (Brad) Davenport, FL, Cindy Adams (Rick) of Clive, IA and Catherine Roe (Rick) of Clive, IA; 26 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers and 3 sisters and many nieces and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by a stillborn daughter, her husband Ray, her parents, 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and a sister.

Betty’s legacy was the importance of family. She was a strong caretaker for her husband, her parents, and Ray’s parents. She was a beacon of strength to her children! Betty planted many strong seeds of love and family in her garden, and now those who knew her get to flourish with the seeds she sowed.

 In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Betty’s name, after which the family will pass along to organizations near and dear to Betty.

 The family would like to thank the staff of Careage Hills  and Cherokee Regional Hospice Care for their attention, love and devotion that Betty received while in their care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 25, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Social distancing and face masks will be required at the funeral service.
Monsignor Kenneth Seifried
Chad Nicolino
Phillip Nicolino
Derek Schueder
Nick Halder
Nathan Foreman
Kyle Halder
Zach Halder
Matthew Halder
Brendan Roe

Honorary Bearers   
Grace Halder, Nora Halder,
Traci Koesis, Rachel Lucas,
Jennifer Halder, Katie Mangan,
Mary Olhausen, Erica Schueder,
Christina Krultz, Jessica Bailey,
Sara Jackaway, Laura Czerniak,
Whitney Wagner, Abby Gallagher,
Ashley Forret, Brooke Roe, and 
Emily Allen

Public visitation with family present will be held from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a 5:00 p.m. prayer service followed by at rosary conducted by the Catholic Daughter's of America following visitation Sunday evening. Please social distance and face masks will be required.
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa
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