Betty Wernstrum

                    September 25, 1926  -  October 26, 2011

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Betty J. Wernstrum, 85, of Ottawa, died Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at Pleasant View Luther Home in Ottawa.

Funeral Service for Betty will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Chapel at Oakwood Memorial Park with Rev. Donna Trinko officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Chapel at Oakwood Memorial Park. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park.

Betty was born September 25, 1926 in Seneca to Goodman and Carrie (Udsten) Johnson. She married Rex Wernstrum on August 23, 1947 at the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Ottawa.

She was a member of Evangelical United Methodist Church. She was employed for 35 years with Union Carbide Corp. and American Hoechst Corp. as secretary to the plant manager until her retirement in 1982. She was a 1944 graduate of Ottawa High School.

Betty is survived by four nephews, Tim Tershowski, Keith (Julie) Johnson, Larry Bruck, and Mickey (Maeanne) Stevens, all of Ottawa; six nieces, Kathy Tershowski of Tempe, AZ, Diane (Stan) Dale of Ottawa, Mary Lou Stevens of Ottawa, and Lori (Karl) Lengfelder of Ottawa, Shirley (Joe) Witkowski of Berkeley, Illinois, and Margaret Tershowski of Clearwater, FL; and one great niece, Kaia Tershowski.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Rex; five sisters, June (John) Tershowski, Ruby Beley, Mae Bruck, Delene Brue, and Rosella Lawrence; two brothers, Floyd (Esther) Johnson and Vernel Johnson; and one nephew, John Tershowski, Jr.

Pallbearers will be her nephews and grand nephews.

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Born: September 25, 1926

Death: October 26, 2011

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Ottawa Funeral Home
Ottawa, IL