Jeanette M. Bettcher, 85, of Dubuque died Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Unity Point-Finley Hospital. Private family services will be held.
Jeanette was born December 16, 1932 in Dubuque, daughter of Henry and Mabel (Hedrick) Gottschalk. She married her childhood sweetheart, LeRoy Bettcher on January 21, 1950 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
She worked at the Dubuque Packing Co. for 17 years, before opening Longhorn Saddlery with her husband in 1968.
Jeanette was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved, and excelled at, cooking and baking. She also enjoyed bowling and horseback riding.
She is survived by her husband, LeRoy Bettcher of Dubuque; a son, James “Jim” Bettcher; two grandchildren, Travis Bettcher and Chelsea (Meg) Mitchell; a sister, Irene “Toots” Herbst and a sister in law, Dorothy Gottschalk, all of Dubuque.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter in law, Leesa Bettcher; a brother, Earl Gottschalk and a brother in law, Leo Herbst.
Memorials may be made to Jeanette Bettcher Memorial Fund.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Unity Point Health ER and ICU as well as the first responders with the Asbury Volunteer Fire Department.