Betty J Reifsteck

August 26, 1927 ~ October 5, 2020 (age 93)


Betty Jean Reifsteck, 93, of Sadorus passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020, at Arbor Rose in Tolono.


Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 8, 2020 at St. Pauls’ Lutheran Church, in Sadorus, with Pastor Matt Montgomery officiating. Burial will be in Craw Cemetery, Sadorus. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 1000 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Freese Funeral Home, Tolono, is assisting with arrangements.

Mrs. Reifsteck was born on August 26, 1927 in Douglas County, IL, the daughter of Walter Ludwig and Bertha Pauline Vollmer Morenz.

 She married Kenneth Reifsteck on March 26, 1947, at Sadorus.

Surviving are three sons, James (Bonnie) Reifsteck of Sadorus, Loren Reifsteck of Merrimack, N.H., and Kenneth D. Reifsteck of Sadorus; three grandchildren, Brandon (Christina) Reifsteck of Tolono, Jonathan (Darisa) Reifsteck of Tolono and Kristen Reifsteck of Bement; two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Mia Reifsteck of Tolono; and a brother, Larry (Mary) Galena, IL.

She was preceded in death by Kenneth, her husband of 69 years, three sisters Dolores Byers, Fern Cook, and Orlena Welch, and two brothers, Robert and Earl.

Betty was the family historian. Her hobbies included genealogy, local history, and sewing.

Memorial may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, where she was a life-long member.


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