October 17, 1932 – Saturday, July 4, 2015
St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church-Lester Prairie
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
AT THE CHURCH
Tusday, July 7, 2015
One hour prior to services
Ewald Junior Bettcher, age 82, of Lester Prairie passed away on Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at his residence following a brief stay at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital.
He was born in Winsted Township, McLeod County on October 17, 1932 to Ewald and Fernadina (Terlinden) Bettcher.
Ewald Junior Bettcher was baptized on November 6, 1932 by Pastor J.A.Schert.
He was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on April 14, 1946. His Confirmation Memory verse was John 10: 27 & 28
Ewald attended St. Peter Lutheran School.
On September 13, 1958, Ewald Junior Bettcher and Dorothy V. Winter were joined in holy marriage at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn, Minnesota by Rev. Tinge. God blessed their marriage with two children Melody and John.
Ewald farmed with his brother-in-law, Theodore Tonn until 1970 when he became employed as a carpenter by Lester’s Incorporated for twenty six years. He retired from Lester’s in May of 1996 to enjoy spending time on his farm. In 1972, he purchased his own farm where he raised hogs, cattle, chickens, geese, corn and hay.
He was a lifetime member of St. Peter Lutheran Church and served on numerous Church boards through the years.
Ewald loved spending time with his family and friends, fishing, gardening, playing cards, listening to old tyme music and just being on his farm.
Survived by his loving wife: Dorothy; daughter: Melody (Dan) Powers of Kasson; a son: John (Leslie) Bettcher of Lino Lakes; a granddaughter: Kendra Powers and a grandson: Adam Powers; sisters: Della Van Stender, Florence Klaustermeier, Carol Adams and Betty Miller; as well as many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents: Ewald and Fernadina, siblings: Eunice Wainwright, Violet Tonn, Evangeline Fasching, Derrolla Fasching, Victor Bettcher and Juergen Bettcher.
Funeral services for Ewald Junior Bettcher will be held on Tuesday, July 7th at 11:00 A.M. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. Pastor Travis J. Loeslie will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 7th one hour prior to services at the Church.
Honorary Casket Bearers are Douglas Bettcher, Robert Parpart, James Parpart and Curtis Marks.
Casket Bearers are Kevin Gutzmer, Curt Erickson, Alan Jahr, Mark Klaustermeier, Roger Fasching and Greg Wendorff.