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Betty E. Fitch

Anthon, Iowa

March 7, 1926 - December 22, 2023

Betty E. Fitch Obituary

Betty E. Fitch, age 97, of Correctionville, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 22, 2023, at the Whispering Creek Senior Living Facility of Sioux City, Iowa, following a brief illness.


A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at the Grace United Methodist Church of Correctionville, Iowa. Pastor Erik Sayonkon will officiate. Committal services will follow in the Correctionville Cemetery of Correctionville, Iowa.


A Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at the Grace United Methodist Church of Correctionville, Iowa.


The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com


Betty’s final wish: “Please, no flowers or contributions. Just hug my family”.



Betty Eileen (Schumacher) Fitch was born on March 7, 1926, at a farm home north of Danbury, Iowa, to Ted and Iona (Mahin) Schumacher as their second of seven children. Betty attended school in Washta, Rock Center County School in Midway, graduating in 1943 from Correctionville High School and married Stanley Fitch in South Sioux City, Nebraska, on October 23 of that same year. Stanley was on military leave while serving in the U.S. Navy.


Betty taught at country schools near Anthon and Holstein, Iowa, for three years and became a full-time homemaker after Stan’s discharge in November 1945 when they took up farming. They retired in 1989 and moved to town in 2000.


Betty loved life and lived it to the fullest. She enjoyed country music, dancing, playing cards and games, embroidery, and loved entertaining and being with people. She and Stanley enjoyed going to music festivals and hosting many barn dances on their farm.


The thing that Betty was most proud of and filled her heart to the fullest was spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She had the amazing ability to make each and everyone feel so special and loved. Betty will be deeply missed by each and every one that had the blessing of knowing her and being a part of her life.


Cherishing her memory include her son Randy (Beverly) Fitch of Hinton, IA; daughters Zoann Smith of Correctionville, IA and Lynn (Leonard) Lindquist of Dayton, OH; daughter-in-law Jeanette Fitch of Correctionville, IA; brother Gary (Ann) Schumacher of Correctionville, IA; brothers-in-law John Dorn of Bozeman, MT and Steve Jantz of Kingsley, IA; 9 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 21 great-great grandchildren; in-laws, nieces, nephews, and extended family; plus those loyal and wonderful friends.


Predeceased by and anxiously waiting to greet Betty in Heaven are her parents Ted and Iona Schumacher; her loving husband of 66 years Stanley Fitch; infant daughter Sharon Ann Fitch; son Lonnie Allen Fitch; son-in-law Mike Smith; grandson Lenny Lindquist; five sisters Iola Schumacher (in infancy), Colleen (Elmer) Mammen, Kay (Shontz) Dorn, Debby (Susie) Jantz, and Shirley Goodburn. God bless them all.



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Betty E. Fitch hosted by Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Homes.

Betty E. Fitch, age 97, of Correctionville, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 22, 2023, at the Whispering Creek Senior Living Facility of Sioux City, Iowa, following a brief illness.


A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at the Grace United Methodist Church of Correctionville, Iowa. Pastor Erik Sayonkon will officiate. Committal services will follow in the Correctionville Cemetery of Correctionville, Iowa.


A Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at the Grace United Methodist Church of Correctionville, Iowa.


The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com


Betty’s final wish: “Please, no flowers or contributions. Just hug my family”.



Betty Eileen (Schumacher) Fitch was born on March 7, 1926, at a farm home north of Danbury, Iowa, to Ted and Iona (Mahin) Schumacher as their second of seven children. Betty attended school in Washta, Rock Center County School in Midway, graduating in 1943 from Correctionville High School and married Stanley Fitch in South Sioux City, Nebraska, on October 23 of that same year. Stanley was on military leave while serving in the U.S. Navy.


Betty taught at country schools near Anthon and Holstein, Iowa, for three years and became a full-time homemaker after Stan’s discharge in November 1945 when they took up farming. They retired in 1989 and moved to town in 2000.


Betty loved life and lived it to the fullest. She enjoyed country music, dancing, playing cards and games, embroidery, and loved entertaining and being with people. She and Stanley enjoyed going to music festivals and hosting many barn dances on their farm.


The thing that Betty was most proud of and filled her heart to the fullest was spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She had the amazing ability to make each and everyone feel so special and loved. Betty will be deeply missed by each and every one that had the blessing of knowing her and being a part of her life.


Cherishing her memory include her son Randy (Beverly) Fitch of Hinton, IA; daughters Zoann Smith of Correctionville, IA and Lynn (Leonard) Lindquist of Dayton, OH; daughter-in-law Jeanette Fitch of Correctionville, IA; brother Gary (Ann) Schumacher of Correctionville, IA; brothers-in-law John Dorn of Bozeman, MT and Steve Jantz of Kingsley, IA; 9 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 21 great-great grandchildren; in-laws, nieces, nephews, and extended family; plus those loyal and wonderful friends.


Predeceased by and anxiously waiting to greet Betty in Heaven are her parents Ted and Iona Schumacher; her loving husband of 66 years Stanley Fitch; infant daughter Sharon Ann Fitch; son Lonnie Allen Fitch; son-in-law Mike Smith; grandson Lenny Lindquist; five sisters Iola Schumacher (in infancy), Colleen (Elmer) Mammen, Kay (Shontz) Dorn, Debby (Susie) Jantz, and Shirley Goodburn. God bless them all.



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Betty E. Fitch hosted by Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Homes.

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