Betty F. Altrogge

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Betty F. Altrogge, 89, of 1025 Catherine Drive, died Dec. 25, 2013, in Sunset Home.

She was born on Aug. 19, 1924, in Quincy, a daughter of Elmer and Pearl Thomas Nelson. She married Elmer F. Altrogge on Feb. 6, 1946, in Quincy. He died Feb. 16, 1973.

Betty attended Madison School and was a graduate of Quincy Senior High School. She worked over the years as a key punch operator at Gardner Denver and was employed at both the Quincy Public Library and Quincy Homemaker Services. Her greatest occupation, however, was as a homemaker for her family.

She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Betty was an avid card player. She also enjoyed playing games and reading.

Survivors include her three daughters, Sandra Voshake and her husband, Michael, of Columbus, Ind., Patricia Schonhoff and her husband, Jerry, of Milford, Mass., and Judith Klingele of Monticello, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Judy Schonhoff, Suzy (Kevin) Sloan, Shane (Vanessa) Schonhoff, Jennifer Voshake, Jill (Alex) Poulemanos, Sarah (Mike) Hull and Mary Jane Klingele; two great-grandchildren, Emily Sloan and Alexis Hull; sisters, Thelma Murphy of Reidsville, N.C., and Norma Begeman of Quincy; and a brother, Don Nelson of Perry, Ga.

In addition to her husband, Elmer, and her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Nelson.

SERVICES: Private services will be held for the immediate family only.

MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions can be made in Mrs. Altrogge's name to Blessed Sacrament Building Fund, 1119 S. Seventh St., Quincy, IL 62301.

ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.


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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Jan. 8 to Jan. 10, 2014
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