Gerald Bernard "Jerry" Betthauser
1932 - 2021
Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home & Cremation Services - McGregor
625 Main St
McGregor, IA

Gerald "Jerry" Bernard Betthauser

McGREGOR, IA - Gerald "Jerry" Bernard Betthauser, 89, of McGregor, Iowa died Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa. Gerald was born May 15, 1932 to Martin and Esther (Moran) Betthauser in Winona, Minnesota. He graduated from Holmen High School in 1952.

Gerald enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout his life and learned to fly a single engine airplane. Gerald worked as a Custodian at Whitehall School District in Whitehall, Wisconsin. During his retirement, he could be found fishing most of the Trempealeau County ponds and creeks with his partner of 45 years, Elaine Foss. Gerald was a member of Sons of Norway and was active in his church.

Surviving Gerald are three children from his marriage to Janet (Nelson): James Betthauser of Holmen, Wisconsin, Joan Betthauser of McGregor, Iowa, Jeff (Carla) Betthauser of Windsor, Wisconsin, and five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his siblings: Mary (Peter) Grimm, Joe (Vicky) Betthauser and Patricia (Paul) Neimuth; and several nieces and nephews.

Gerald was preceded in death by his son, John Betthauser; a granddaughter, Jessica; and his parents, Martin and Esther Betthauser and his step-mother, Catherine (Guider).

Visitation will be held from 4-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in McGregor, Iowa.

Graveside Service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Tomah, Wisconsin.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in McGregor, Iowa is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials, in lieu of flowers, can be made out to the Catholic Diocese of LaCrosse or Trempealeau County Humane Society.

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Published by La Crosse Tribune on Jul. 20, 2021.
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
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625 Main St, McGregor, IA
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St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
, Tomah, WI
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Our sympathy to the entire Betthauser family. I am a UW-L college friend/roommate of Mary Betthauser Grimm and I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother, Mary. Sincere condolences to you from Mike and me.
Sue Schieber
July 21, 2021
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