Betty C. Berry, age 76, of Yankton, South Dakota died on Friday, November 22, 2019 at her residence.
Memorial services are 10:30 AM on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, South Dakota with Reverend Steve Weispfennig officiating. Inurnment will be in the Hillview Cemetery in Dallas, South Dakota. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home.
Betty was born April 20, 1943 in Gregory, South Dakota to George and Margaret (Gall) Ellwanger. She grew up in Dallas, South Dakota where she attended school. On January 1, 1963, Betty married Edwin Wilson. They lived near Burke, South Dakota for a few years before moving to Dallas, South Dakota to raise their family. After their divorce, Betty moved to Springfield, South Dakota. She attended college in Springfield and worked for C.R. Industries. Betty met Arthur Berry and they were later married on January 2, 1986. After their marriage, they lived in Tyndall, SD and then Hill City, SD where Betty drove truck with her husband. Art passed away on September 20, 1995 and Betty moved to Spearfish, South Dakota. She later moved to Yankton in 2005. She was very involved with the Senior Companion Program. She was a people person and loved talking to and helping others. Betty also loved bowling, reading, watching Wheel of Fortune and doing crossword puzzles. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.
Betty is survived by five children: Greg (Mary) Keierleber of Webster, SD, Earl (Sandra) Wilson of Tyndall, SD, Susan (Terry) Bitsos of Yankton, Edwin Wilson of Spearfish, SD and Donald Wilson (Cinnamon StrangerHorse) of Spearfish, SD; five grandchildren: Brandy Beringer, James Beringer, Cassandra Wilson, Zara Bitsos, and Glenn Wilson; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth McAllister of Spencer, NE and Lucille Wiedeman of Burke, SD; and many nieces and nephews.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur Berry; three brothers: Raymond, Robert and Harlan Ellwanger; and four sisters: Sarah Orelup, Lorraine Palecek, Helen Tunks, and Doris Ellwanger.
In case you were unable to attend the memorial service because of the weather, the video of the memorial service is posted below.