Jerry Bettes

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Jerry Bettes


Jerry L. Bettes, 81, died Saturday at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday at McCalley Funeral Home in Adel. Burial will be in the Oakdale Cemetery at Adel. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 7 PM with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 PM at McCalley Funeral Home.

He had lived in Adel the past 40 years. He was a retired accountant for Gan (formerly Hawkeye) Insurance Company in Des Moines. Jerry served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Alice; children, David and Jill, William and Robbin, Gordon and Lee, Alan and Anna, and Greg and Sheri; brother, Ted; sisters, Norma, Leslie, and Robin; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Dorothy (Kern) Bettes; and son, Kenneth J. Bettes.

Memorials may be directed to his family for a future designation. Online condolences may be left at

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McCalley Funeral Home
735 S. 14th
Adel, IA 50003
(515) 993-4240
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Published in Des Moines Register on May 20, 2014
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