Elizabeth A. “Betty” Woerdehoff, 96, of Cascade, passed away Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade.
Visitation for Betty was held from 9 a.m. until time of services, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Cascade. Anyone wishing to send memorials may send them to the Reiff Funeral Home, Attn: Elizabeth Woerdehoff Family, PO Box 430, Cascade, Iowa, 52033.
Services for Betty were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Cascade with Rev. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Lectors were Angie Gomes and Brenda Kadlec. Petitions were read by Michelle Strauss. Eucharistic Ministers were Ronald Woerdehoff and Jane Strang. Placing of the pall was done by Ronald Woerdehoff, Robert Woerdehoff, Jane Strang, Joanie Topping and Richard Woerdehoff. Giftbearers were Amanda Hackney and Marie Green. Vocalist was Melissa Ehrisman and Pianist was Becky Williams. Burial was held in the Calvary Cemetery.
Casketbearers for Betty were Donnie Kluesner, Dann Strang, Robert Strang, Lee Strang, Brian Woerdehoff, Luke Woerdehoff and Roger Hefel.
Elizabeth “Betty” was born Feb. 21, 1924, in Cascade, daughter of Joseph and Anna (Soppe) Otting. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Cascade. On May 30, 1942, she was united in marriage to Clifford Woerdehoff at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cascade. He preceded her in death on June 27, 1983.
She was a devoted Catholic and a member of St. Matthias Parish in Cascade.
Betty was a gracious, gentle, peace loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed gardening and cooking for her family. Betty was an avid reader and enjoyed movies and movie stars.
She is survived by five children, Ronald Woerdehoff (and lifelong friend, Patricia Turnmeyer) of Cascade, Robert (Margaret “Peggy) Woerdehoff of Marion, Jane (Clifford) Strang of Cascade, Joanie Topping of Monticello, and Richard Woerdehoff of Flowery Branch, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, Angie (Mannie) Gomes, Michelle Strauss, John Woerdehoff, Brenda (Jeff) Kadlec, and Brian (Florella) Woerdehoff, Lee (Elizabeth) Strang, Robert Strang, Marie (Ben) Green, and Daniel Strang, Donnie (Marty Sanders) Kluesner and Amanda (Drew) Hackney; 21 great grandchildren; four siblings, Bob (Jean) Otting and Jerry (Joan) Otting both of Cascade, Rev. Loras Otting of Dubuque and Joanne Otting of Cascade; and a sister-in-law, Jean Otting of Cascade.
She is also preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Tom Topping; one sister, Rosemary Otting; three brothers, Wilbur “Bill” Otting, James Otting and Donald Otting; three sisters-in-law, Grace Otting, Rita Smith and Madonna Tucker; two nephews, John Otting and Dave Otting; and niece, Lisa Otting.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the Cascade Area Right to Life Attention: Donna Casey, and the Tri-State Historical Society in memory of Elizabeth “Betty” Woerdehoff.
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