Betty Joan Wegener
1930 - 2020
November 8, 1930
September 22, 2020

Betty Joan Wegener

November 8, 1930- September 22, 2020

WALCOTT-Romans 8: 1-2, 22-27 and 38-39 were fulfilled when Betty Joan Wegener, age 89, of Walcott, IA, passed from this life on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at home. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 25, 2020 at Bentley Funeral Home, Durant, IA. Masks are recommended, but not required. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Genesis VNA and Hospice or Calvary United Methodist Church. Condolences may be left at

Betty was born on November 8, 1930 in Dixon, Iowa and grew up in Walcott. She graduated from Davenport High School in 1948 and from Cornell College in 1952, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in education. Betty married Dale R. Wegener on June 14, 1952 in Davenport, IA.

Betty taught Kindergarten in the Davenport School system for 26 years, retiring in 1993. She loved all of the kids she taught through the years. She was a charter member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Walcott, where she taught Sunday School. She was also a member of Walcott American Legion Auxiliary and DARSPA. Betty enjoyed shopping and traveling, especially with the Quad City Times Plus 60 Club. Most of all, Betty cherished spending time with her family and close friends.

Betty will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Melinda and Marty Wegener; sons, William, Peter and John (Ann) Wegener; and her sister, Lenore Shafer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale; her brother, Grover Schneckloth and sister, Mariann McRae.

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Published by Quad-City Times from Sep. 23 to Sep. 24, 2020.
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Melinda, sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.
It was good to see you last year.
Cindy Davidson Christiansen
Cindy Christiansen
September 28, 2020
I just want to say I’m very sorry Marty that your Mother has passed. She was a sweet lady! Cheryl Helm. Former employee at Innovative Dentistry
September 28, 2020
So sorry to hear of Betty's passing. She was a special lady, the neighborhood MOM! The Wegener house was a place of fun and many fond memories, including watching Betty line up her helpers to cut fruit in preparation of baking some delicious homemade pies! I know she will be missed, she was a blessing to the many lives she touched...Debrah (Bluedorn) Kirby
Debrah Kirby
September 27, 2020
I have such wonderful memories of kindergarten, and Mrs. Wegener. The building blocks, the learning our colors game, "resting" time, the how to brush your teeth film, and so much more. She was always so kind and patient with us. She made us all feel special. I know she will be greatly missed. Thank you for sharing her with us. ❤
Nancy (Feuerbach) Turkle
September 25, 2020
Betty was a very nice kind lady. Our children always enjoyed her as a teacher. We send our deepest sympathy to the family. May God give you comfort and strength in this time of sadness.
Jack & Georgine Schinckel
September 23, 2020