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Nelson Betzelberger, 88, of Lincoln,
died Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at 10:03 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. His
funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the
funeral home, with the Rev. Jame Hahs officiating.
Burial will be in Richmond Grove Cemetery, New
Mr. Betzelberger was a retired West Lincoln
He was born Nov. 8, 1920, at Emden to Herman and
Marie Hilgendorf Betzelberger. He married Helen L.
Hawes on Nov. 26, 1942, in Kansas City, Mo. She
preceded him in death on March 14, 1999.
He is survived by two sons, Ron (and Jan)
Betzelberger of Lincoln and Scott (and Sharon)
Betzelberger of Beaverton, Ore.; two daughters, Rita
(and Larry) Arnold of Largo, Fla., and Leanne (and
Pat) Christenson of Carol Stream; 11 grandchildren;
and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the First United Methodist
Church of Lincoln,
He was a former school board member for
Burtonview Grade School; West Lincoln School,
serving at the time when the school was built; and
Lincoln Community High School.
He was a 4-H leader of the Husky Helpers for 27
He was president of the Logan County Farm Bureau for
one year, served as president for the Logan County
Health Improvement Association for many years, was
former chairman of the trustees of Emden United
Methodist Church and secretary-treasurer for
He was an active volunteer and board member of
the Lincoln/Logan Food Pantry.
He graduated from New Holland High School.
Memorials may be made to the Lincoln/Logan County
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