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The Runge Mortuary & Crematory

838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA

OBITUARY

Betty Jean Houseal

October 8, 1930September 10, 2019

Betty J. Wemmer Houseal, 88, of Davenport, Iowa passed away, Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Silvercrest, Davenport, Iowa.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Thursday, September 12, 2019 in the Runge Mortuary Chapel with a visitation one hour prior. Memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

Betty was born October 8, 1930, in Moline, IL to Bert and Hilda (Bergholm) Wemmer. She enjoyed bowling and taking her children on picnics on weekends in her younger years and later volunteering at Vanderveer and AMPS. She took great joy in feeding the squirrels and birds and taking care of her outdoor plants. She also enjoyed an occasional trip to the boat with her friends for a meal and a little gambling. Betty also spent time crocheting, knitting, embroidering, and her favorite activity, reading. She was very proud of her family and shared their accomplishments with others.

Those left cherishing her memory include her children: Timothy (Kathy) Houseal, Hattiesburg, MS, Thomas (Lucy) Houseal, Vicksburg, MS, Nanette (Leland) Martin, Orion, IL, Jennifer Dryoel, Milan, IL, and Gwen (Rich) Aleksiejczyk, Davenport, IA; grandchildren: Alan (Linda) Reed, Laurel, MS, Amber (Chris) Pino, Kiln, MS, Nathan Reed, Washington, DC, Amanda Troutman, Laurel, MS, Sabrina Houseal, Portland, OR, Brandy Houseal, Salem, OR, Molly Martin, Marion, IA, Charles (Whitney) Martin, Reynolds, IL, Kate (John) Fisher, Coal Valley, IL, Hayley Dryoel, Peoria, IL, Austin (Jessica) Williams, Stockton, IA, Aaron (Lindsay) Williams, Bettendorf, IA and Joseph Aleksiejczyk, Davenport, IA; twenty-two great grandchildren and one great- great grandchild.

  • FAMILY

  • Bert Wemmer, Father (deceased)
  • Hilda Louise Bergholm Tuffley, Mother (deceased)
  • Timothy (Kathy) Houseal, Son
  • Thomas (Lucy) Houseal, Son
  • Nanette (Leland) Martin, Daughter
  • Jennifer Dryoel, Daughter
  • Gwen (Rich) Aleksiejczyk, Daughter
  • Survivors also include grandchildren: Alan (Linda) Reed, Laurel, MS, Amber (Chris) Pino, Kiln, MS, Nathan Reed, Washington, DC, Amanda Troutman, Laurel, MS, Sabrina Houseal, Portland, OR, Brandy Houseal, Salem, OR, Molly Martin, Marion, IA, Charles (Whitney) Martin, Reynolds, IL, Kate (John) Fisher, Coal Valley, IL, Hayley Dryoel, Peoria, IL, Austin (Jessica) Williams, Stockton, IA, Aaron (Lindsay) Williams, Bettendorf, IA and Joseph Aleksiejczyk, Davenport, IA; twenty-two great grandchildren and one great- great grandchild.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tim Houseal, Pallbearer
  • Tom Houseal, Pallbearer
  • Jenny Dryoel, Pallbearer
  • Hayley Dryoel, Pallbearer
  • Austin Williams, Pallbearer
  • Aaron Williams, Pallbearer
  • Joe Aleksiejczyk, Pallbearer
  • Charley Martin, Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Genesis Hospice

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 12, 2019

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Jennifer Ormsby-Dugan

September 12, 2019

Jenny and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of my grandma and your Mom palling around. My deepest sympathy.

Love,

Jennifer Ormsby-Dugan

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY