Edmore – Betty Jane Rasmussen, age 92, of Edmore, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015 at Spectrum Health’s Kelsey Campus in Lakeview, Michigan. Betty was born on March 10, 1923 in Edmore, the daughter of Leon Carl and Inez Jane (Elliott) Hatinger. She was raised in Edmore and graduated from Edmore High School Class of 1941. On May 14, 1943, Betty married RJ Nye at the Edmore Methodist Church. They spent thirty one years together until his passing on September 20, 1974. Betty met and married Wilbert Rasmussen on August 28, 1976 at the Edmore Lutheran Church. Wilbert preceded Betty in death on December 17, 1987.Betty loved animals, playing bingo, playing cards, but she especially enjoyed the time she spent with family.
Betty is survived in death by her children Sandra (John) Perkins of Edmore, Bonnie (William) Roth of Grand Rapids, RJ (MaryAnn) Nye of Edmore; one step-son Chris (Mary Jo) Rasmussen of Clifford Lake, Stanton; grandchildren Pam (Todd) Brooks, Jonelle (Bill) Ball, John (Shannon) Perkins, Betty (Michael) Roth, Kristie (Jim) Hollingsworth, Nicole (Pat) Sandro; two step-grandchildren Gina Roth, Pam (Marty) Buschle and family; great-grandchildren Shane, Shanda, Jenae (Mike), Alyssa, Jakob, Javon, Jonah, Mikey, Emily, Caroline, Megan, and Macy; one great-great-grandchild Holly; step-grandchildren Mike (Sonja) Rasmussen and family, Jodie (Al) Percha and family, Amy (Tom) Clark and family, Ryan, Paige and families; and many nieces, and nephews.
Betty was preceded in death by husbands’ RJ Nye and Wilbert Rasmussen; parents Leon and Inez Hatinger; three brothers; and four sisters.
Services for Betty will be held on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Brigham Funeral Chapel in Edmore, Michigan. Visitation for Betty will be one hour prior the service at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to the Home Township Library or to the Edmore VFW Post.
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