Donald W. Bettin

ODEBOLT – Services for Donald W. Bettin, 95, of Odebolt will be at 1:30 p.m., Friday, July 30, 2021, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Odebolt, with the Rev. David Viggers officiating. Burial will be in the Odebolt Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Thursday, July 29, at the church. Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt is in charge of arrangements.

He died July 23, 2021, at Odebolt Specialty Care in Odebolt.

Donald was born May 9, 1926, in Sac County to his parents, John and Mollie Bettin.  He attended country school up until the eighth grade.

On Sept. 30, 1949, Donald married Leora Kutz. This union was blessed with two children, Darwyn and Carol. They made their home on a farm north of Odebolt for 26 years before moving to Odebolt in 1977.

Donald was a true farmer all of his life. He liked to see the crops planted in the spring and watered for the harvest in the fall. He was a devoted husband to Leora for 67 years and was a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Left to cherish his memory are his children: Darwyn (Mary) Bettin of Early and Carol (James) Focht of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and three grandchildren: Heather (Mike) Spetman of Odebolt, Amber (Matt) Martin of West Des Moines and Thomas Focht of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Also surviving are five great-grandchildren: Caden, Mahaela and Charlie Spetman, and Emma and Calvin Martin; a sister-in-law, Lorraine Bettin-Fix of Vinton; many other extended family members; and friends.

Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Leora Bettin; his parents, John and Mollie Bettin; and his siblings: Leone (C.J. “King”) Sampers, Earl (Helen) Bettin, Elmer “Hans” Bettin, Duane Bettin and Alice (Walter) Kelly.