Betsy Scheer

Betsy Ann Scheer (Fretheim)

Sunday, December 7th, 1958 - Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
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Betsy A. Scheer, 61, of Independence, IA passed away on July 29, 2020 at her home in rural Independence, IA.

Betsy was born on December 7, 1958 in Cresco, IA, the daughter of Stanley and Delores (Qualley) Fretheim. She attended the Ridgeway, IA schools and Cresco High School. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Nursing at Calmar College in Calmar, IA. On August 23, 1986 she married Terry G. Scheer in Ridgway, IA, and they made their home in rural Independence, IA. She worked as a Registered nurse at the Mental Health Institute in Independence until her retirement in 2015.

She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. Many memories were made fishing, camping and attending many classic rock concerts with her family and friends.

She is survived by her parents, Stanley and Delores Fretheim, Ridgeway, IA her ex-husband, Terry Scheer, Independence, IA, her sons; Jesse (Emily) Scheer, Shellsburg, IA, and Cody (Amy) Scheer, Independence, IA, a step-daughter, Heather (Jesse) Wildoner, Milsap, TX, four grandchildren; Ezra and Rowan Scheer, Linzie Sebastian, and Benjamin Swift. Two step grandchildren Joshua Ornelas, and Maddison Armstead, two sisters; Lori (Gary) Kreiner, Cresco, IA, and Julie Fretheim, Eagan, MN, two brothers; Michael (Darla) Fretheim, Burnsville, MN, and Mark (Marie) Anderson, Oronoco, MN, and many nieces and nephews.

Betsy is preceded in death by her daughter Melinda Fretheim.
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    Saturday, August 15th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, August 15th, 2020 1:00pm
    Reiff Family Center - Independence
    216 3rd Ave SE
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Posted at 04:44pm
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audrey farmer

Posted at 02:02pm
hi terry, my dear old friend...i am so sorry to hear about betsy....aaron left a message saturday on his way to the funeral...unfortunately i wasn't home and couldn't has been a long time...but i have great memories of betsy and you and am saddened to hear she is gone from this two were a special of those "couldn't live with each other but so couldn't live without each other"...she struggled a long time with ms...but she kept are in my thoughts and with deepest sympathy i send this to you and her family...take care, with much love audrey farmer

Sandra Holstad Weber

Posted at 11:20pm
I was so saddened to hear of Betsy’s death. Although we had not been in contact in over 40 years I fondly remember growing up playing with Betsy on the farm! She was always a sweet gentle soul. My deepest sympathy to her family.

Dixie Hansen

Posted at 01:56am
I knew Betsy thought her son- Cody (he is friends with my son Aaron Hansen) they attended school together as well as band, scouts and other activities so talked with Betsy often. She was wonderful lady and will be missed by many who loved her. Prayers for all.

Kim Chandler Posted at 07:40pm

Betsy was a neighbor, and we rode the same bus in elementary. I always thought she was so cool! I am very sad to see this, and I offer my condolences to her family.

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