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Betty Bernadine Lenzine

July 20, 1930 — January 10, 2021

Betty Bernadine Lenzine, age 90, of Chariton passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Iowa. Visitation will be held Friday, January 15, 2021 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. also at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton, Iowa. Interment will be at the Chariton Cemetery. Per Iowa corona virus guidelines, facemasks are required. You may join Betty's family remotely by viewing the service at . Betty Bernadine (Moon) Lenzine was born July 20, 1930 in Des Moines, Iowa. She was the daughter of Ronald O. Moon and Hazel B. (Voss) Moon. In February 1932, Betty had a baby sister born who passed away shortly after birth. Her name was Bonnie Jeanean Moon. While growing up, her family lived on a farm. While in high school, Betty worked at Woolsworth Variety Store, Cobbs Ice Cream Store, and Adcock Produce. She graduated from Chariton High School with the Class of 1948. On July 31, 1948, Betty married Gene Lenzine in the Albia Methodist Parsonage. To this union, four children were born: Stephen Eugene in February 1952, Rhonda Jeanean in October 1953, Kevin Gene in April 1960, and Kyle Kenton in March 1964. Gene made his living farming and working at the Chariton HyVee Wholesale for 28 years. The family all helped out on the farm when they were growing up. They took vacations in Minnesota snowmobiling, which they all enjoyed very much. However, while snowmobiling Gene broke his neck. He was in a halo cast and body cast for quite some time. During the time while Gene was off work, Betty went to work at Pamida to help out. A few times, the family vacationed out to the western states which was also very enjoyable for the family. When the weather got dry, Gene and Betty sold their livestock and farm and moved to Chariton. On weekends in the winter, the family enjoyed snowmobiling. They belonged to a Snowmobile Club. They would all take food and head out to the Lucas Forest area. They would have a big bonfire and after a long day of sledding, they would all enjoy the wonderful food everybody brought. Everyone had a great time. In 1980, they bought a lot down by Lake Rathbun and built a new home. They family sure enjoyed the time spent down there. The entire family would come down and do a lot of crappie fishing, deer and turkey hunting, as well as mushrooming. The family all loved to play cards. This was one of Betty's favorite things to do. The family also had so much fun riding their ATVs, 3 wheeler, and motorcycles. Betty enjoyed all of these activities so much, because it was time spent with her family. Her family meant everything to her. Betty and Gene lost their youngest son, Kyle, in September 1988. He was only 24. When it got to the point where Betty and Gene could no longer keep up, they sold their Lake Home and bought a smaller home in Chariton in 2002. Betty took care of Gene until she was unable to any longer. Gene then went to the nursing home. He passed away at the Chariton Manor in 2009. Betty and Gene's daughter, Rhonda, had cancer, so she moved in with Betty for a little over a year until she passed away in February 2012. It was such a blessing to Betty to have spent the last year of Rhonda's life with her. In July 2018, Betty lost a dear daughter-in-law, Julie Lenzine. In February 2018, Betty lost her oldest son, Stephen, who also died of cancer. Betty said it was so hard to lose her children. To have four children and lose three of them was very tough. In November 2018, Betty sold her home and moved to South Gate Apartments. She enjoyed it there. She had a very great aide, Vicky Bennett, who helped her so much. She helped with whatever it was Betty was unable to do for herself. Betty's family was very loving. Kevin and Laura took her out to eat every weekend. She sure loved her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends. Family was what made Betty the most happy. She said she loved them all so much, and she prays she will meet them all in Heaven some day. Betty will be missed by her son, Kevin (Laura) Lenzine; grandchildren: Melissa (Jerry) Neer of Chariton, Jason (Kylee) Conrad of Olathe, Kansas, Stephanie (Verne) Book) of Chariton, Hally (Steven) Gass of Chariton, Ashley Ruepke of Hartford, Skyliar Lenzine and Christian Lenzine of Russell, Valorie (Dalton Barton) Christensen of Humeston, Ernie (Tori Karn) Christensen of Chariton, and Kim Chambers; great grandchildren: Hunter Neer, Avery Book, Lucy Book, Sophiee Ruepke, Syiless Ruepke, Rylan Ann Gass, Casen McCall, Brody Gass, Blake Gass, Alvie Evans, and Faye Lynn Leonard; nieces and nephew: Alan and Judy Davis of Johnston and families and Carolyn and Wayne Swartout of Chariton and families; many more nieces, nephews, cousins, and good friends. Preceding Betty in death were her parents, Ronald and Hazel Moon; husband, Ralph Eugene Lenzine; sister, Bonnie Jeanean Moon; son, Kyle Kenton Lenzine; daughter, Rhonda Jeanean Dixon; son, Stephen Eugene Lenzine; grandson, Kenny Gene Lenzine; great grandson, Peyton Lee Conrad; sister-in-law, Dorothy Davis; brother-in-law, Clyde Davis; and daughter-in-law, Julie Lenzine. Visitation

JAN 15. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)

Pierschbacher Funeral Homes - Chariton

914 Roland Ave

Chariton, IA 50049

[email protected]

https://www.pierschbacherfuneralhome.com

Funeral Service

JAN 16. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

Pierschbacher Funeral Homes - Chariton

914 Roland Ave

Chariton, IA 50049

[email protected]

https://www.pierschbacherfuneralhome.com

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