Betty Lou (Hansen) Beckmann, 85, of Bancroft, NE, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Heritage of Bel Air in Norfolk, NE. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bancroft, NE; Pastor Robert Schilling will be officiating. The visitation will be Friday, October 23, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Bancroft. Burial will be at Bancroft Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Bancroft, NE.
Betty was born December 17, 1929 to Henry and Louise (Fuchs) Hansen in Stanton, NE. On December 17, 1950, Betty married Lenard H. Beckmann at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pender, NE. She was baptized March 14, 1951. The couple farmed outside of Bancroft for 42 years where they farmed and raised livestock. In 1992, they moved into Bancroft. Lenard died on April 11, 2001.
She was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church ladies aid and Bancroft Senior Center, where she loved playing cards, especially pitch. Betty loved her flowers, gardening, canning, and baking.
She is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Jeff) Knudtson of Fostoria, IA, Diane (Randy) Buhrman of Fremont, NE, Kaylene (Sterling) Grell of Ashland, NE; a son-in-law Herbert Hall, Jr. of Fremont, NE, brother, David (Delores) Hansen of Stanton, NE, sisters Alice Herbolsheimer of Stanton, NE and Evelyn Mathis of Fremont, NE; sisters-in-law, Orma Beckmann of Pender, NE, Lillie Gilster of Lyons, NE and Margaret Beckmann of Lake City, MN. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lenard and her daughter Shirley Hall.