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Dorothy M. Bettenhausen
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
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    Frankfort, IL 60423

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“Dear Happy, We were so sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. Dorothy was a beautiful person with a beautiful spirit. She will be missed not only by...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: John and Judy Goldenstein - IL

“Deepest sympathies to all of you. My mom and dad (Chuck and Bea Boza) express their sympathies too and are sorry they were not able to make the...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Nancy Bechstein - Mokena, IL

“Dear Happy and family.I will always remember hearing that you and Dorothy got married too young and it would never last. Until death do us part is a...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Carol Munk - Eagle River, AK

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. Dorothy will be missed. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Sheila Bormet - Joliet, IL


5 of 10 | Posted by: Joe Puzon - Lockport, IL

“Best sausage on rye will miss your heavenly touch Joe Puzon ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Gone from our sightBut never our memories gone from our touchBut never our hearts.I will miss you Dorothy,Always enjoyed my visits with you when I...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Theresa Hutfles - Overland Park, KS

“So sorry for the familys loss, Dorothy was a joy to be around and wonderful lady. I loved waiting on her at the Hot Grill ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Ginger Nakvosas - Frankfort, IL

“Happy and Family,Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Dorothy. We will miss seeing her on Sunday morning for breakfast. Heaven just gained...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Philip and April Bougis - IL

“Our deepest sympathy at the passing of Aunt Dorothy. I'll always remember her smile and laughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, God...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Daryl and Marilyn Goodwill - AZ


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Dorothy M. Bettenhausen (nee DeValk)
92, of Manteno, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights. She was born January 9, 1925 in Lester, IA to Simon and Ann DeValk. She married Norman "Happy" Bettenhausen on June 17, 1944 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tinley Park. Dorothy was a Registered Nurse. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, camping and playing cards. Surviving are her husband "Happy" of 73 years; her sons Larry (Edna), Leroy (Evelyn deceased); daughter-in-law Cindy; her brother Clarence (Joan) DeValk; eight grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son Leslie. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dorothy's name to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church would be appreciated. Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort IL 60423 on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral Service will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 177 Luther Lane, Frankfort IL 60423 on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM, lying in state from 10-11 AM. Interment will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Tinley Park.