Betty J. Cech
Nov. 24, 1935-March 7, 2019
Betty J. Cech, 83 of Howells, died Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Parkview Home in Dodge, surrounded by her family.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 11, at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in Howells. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at the church, with a 7 p.m. rosary. Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. until service time on Monday at the church. At their mother's request, the family suggests memorials to the Howells Community Catholic School.
Betty was born on Nov. 24, 1935, in Snyder, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Hunke) Niewohner. She attended St. Leo's Catholic school, and graduated from Snyder High School in 1953. Betty and Theofil J. Cech were married on April 12, 1955, in a double wedding ceremony with her sister, Mary Ann (Daniel) Kluthe. TC passed away on Nov. 14, 1997.
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Betty was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Howells. She was a member of Christian Mothers for more than 55 years. Betty was also an EMHC for many years. She enjoyed music, dancing, playing cards, reading and Bingo. She mostly enjoyed her family. Betty took great joy in supporting her children and grandchildren in the many sporting events they participated in. She also took great pride in all their accomplishments throughout their lives.
Betty was a bookkeeper for C.B.K. for many years. She worked in the Physical Therapy department at Alegant Hospital in Schuyler. The Howells Retirement Center was also a place of employment for many years. Betty also enjoyed being the Activities Director at the Dodge Nursing Home for a few years.
Betty is survived by four sons and one daughter: Rick (Diane), Randy (Marge), Russ (Janet), and Roger (Lori) Cech, all of the Howells area; Renee (Pat) Sand of Alta, Iowa; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren; five sisters: Rose Marie McNamara of Beemer, Rita (Vern) Ortmeier of Waterloo, Jan (Lorin) Batenhorst of Wisner, Mary Ann Kluthe and Marcie (Mel) Ortmeier, all of Dodge; and three brothers, Daniel (Jeanette) Niewohner of Scribner, Virgil (Karen) Niewohner of Dodge, and Bernard (Betty Kay) Niewohner of West Point; brothers-in-law, Dean Korte of Wilber, Leroy (Carol) Cech of Burnsville, Minnesota, Tom (Grace) Cech of Fort Collins, Colorado, and sister-in-law, Judy (Gene) Steiner of Lincoln.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Joe, Leo and Irwin Niewohner; in-laws, Daniel Kluthe, Jim McNamara, Willard and Marge Cech, Jerry Cech, Margie Niewohner, and Darlene Korte.