Elizabeth “Betty” A. Zobeck, age 94, of Cresco, IA passed away Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Accura Healthcare of Cresco.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Notre Dame Catholic Church Cresco, IA, with Fr. Jacob Rouse officiating. Burial will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2023, at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home 404 N Elm Street Cresco, IA, with a scripture service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue an hour prior to the time of service Saturday at the church.
Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Slifka was born on May 16, 1928, daughter of Anton J. and Ella E. (Zotika) Slifka in Howard County, Iowa. She was the oldest of 5 children. Betty graduated from high school in 1946. After high school Betty continued her education becoming a teacher. She taught at a country school in Howard County. On October 17, 1947, Betty married LaVern Zobeck at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Decorah, IA. Shortly after marriage they moved to California, where they lived for almost 10 years before moving to St. Paul, MN. Betty and LaVern moved back to the Elma area in 1961, to the farm LaVern’s great great grandfather purchased when he moved from Czechoslovakia. Betty loved being on the farm with LaVern living the simple life. Throughout her life she also worked at Deco in Decorah, New Hampton Hospital, and Elma Care Center. Betty also volunteered her time teaching Wednesday night religion classes at Our Lady of Lourdes for 15 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes, the rosary society, and a pro-life group.
Surviving Betty is her children Steven (Maria) Zobeck of Columbus, New Mexico, and his children Anitra, Kristen, and Zach, David (Bonita “Bonnie”) Zobeck of Pleasant Lake, MI, and their children Kelly (Brian) Tillman, Katie (Tudor Marian) Zobeck, and Kimberly (Eric) McKinney, Diane (Darwin) Kueker of Cresco, and Randy (fiance Gail DeVries) Zobeck of Cresco, IA and his son Jacob, 7 great grandchildren, sisters Rosie Gooder of Cresco and Yvonne Roberts of Waterloo, IA, and brother Anthony “Sonny” Slifka of Cresco, IA.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband LaVern on March 27, 2016, brother Jerry (Shirley) Slifka, brothers-in-law Don Gooder and Ron Roberts, and sister-in-law Janice Slifka.
Family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at Hospice of Howard County, Accura Healthcare of Cresco, and Regional Health Services of Howard County, along with Carol Zobeck.
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