Betty Lou Nielson

Betty Nielson

Service

Date: Mon, May 23, 2016
Start time: 11:00 am
Location:
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Address:
4820 Oster Parkway, Cedar Falls
Arrangements By:
Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories

Visitation

Date: Sun, May 22, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories
Address:
965 Home Plaza, Waterloo

Betty Lou Nielson

July 8, 1938 - May 19, 2016

Visitation:
Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 2-5:00 pm
Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories
965 Home Plaza
Waterloo, IA 50701

Funeral Service:
Monday, May 23, 2016 at 11:00 am
Immanuel Lutheran Church
4820 Oster Parkway
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Luncheon:
Immanuel Lutheran Church

Family Burial:
Garden of Memories
3669 Logan Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701

Betty Lou (Schutte) Nielson was born July 8, 1938 in Waterloo, daughter of Raymond and Marie (Schmidt) Schutte. She graduated from Waterloo East High School with the Class of 1956. Betty married Robert Briden in 1957 and the couple had two children together. They were later divorced. In 1973 Betty was united in marriage to Albert Nielson. She worked in public schools in Iowa and Illinois, at the Chicago Title Insurance Company, then in the Black Hawk County Recorder’s Office from which she retired in 2000. For Betty her faith in Jesus Christ was the most important thing in life and she lived out her faith with her family, friends and in all that she did. She was very involved at Immanuel Lutheran Church where she attended school and was later married. Betty taught Sunday School and led Bible Studies at church and with her close friends. She loved family gatherings and worked every year to reunite the Schutte and Schmidt families. Betty loved to cross stitch, play piano and sing in the choir. She played cards (bridge and pinochle) with close friends. Betty’s favorite color was “Betty Lou” Blue. She was a fan of the Chicago Bulls and Bears before it was popular among women.

Betty died at the age of 77 years on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Windsor Specialty Care in Waterloo, where she had resided since March of 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother; husband, Albert who passed away on March 8, 2014; and an infant grandson, Jesup Briden. Betty is survived by her four sons: Kevin (Julie) Briden of Waterloo, Jon (Tina) Briden of Naperville, IL, Randy (Jody) Nielson of Baldwin, WI, and Matt Nielson of Chicago; a daughter, Lisa Nielson-Barron of Haddon Township, NJ; 17 grandchildren: Lynn (Joe) Bauer, Leah (Jesse) Hoffman, Layla (Jeremiah) Meyer, Bijan Nogrehkar, Matthew Nogrehkar, Jacob Briden, Sarah (Reese) Murphey, Rachel (Jason) Vanderscoff, Vanessa (Steve) Carlson, Ann (Armon Farrari) Nielson, Elizabeth (Tommy) Bardis, Grace Nielson, and Delise Barron, Joanna (Fahim Khan) Barron, Tommy Barron and Becca Barron; 9 great-grandchildren: Levi Bauer, Isaac Bauer, Riley Kress, Keenan Andreas, Wyatt Murphey, Walker Murphey, Willow Murphey, Matthew Vanderscoff, and Finley Bardis; 2 brothers, Terry (Sue) Schutte of Cedar Falls and Gene (Ingrid) Schutte of Dysart; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be directed to the family care of Kevin Briden, Executor and will support causes near to Betty’s heart.

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