Betty K. Mersinger, age 89 of Saint Jacob, IL, died Wednesday, January 08, 2020, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.
She was born on August 09, 1930, in Highland, the daughter of Nelson and Gertrude (nee Rank) Bellm.
On October 14, 1950, she married Leroy A. Mersinger at Highland. He passed away on October 01, 1995.
She was a member of St. James Catholic Church.
Betty was born in Highland and was a graduate of Highland High School. After High School she worked on her families farm south of Highland. After she married Leroy the purchased and operated a farm west of St. Jacob. Betty was a farm wife and helped daily on the farm. She and her husband loved to travel and go dancing. The most special joy in her life was her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include son, David L. (Kathleen) Mersinger, Saint Jacob; daughters – Joan K. (Wayne) Anderson, Highland, Janet D. (Brion) Boeshans, Saint Jacob; grandchildren, Michael (Christine) Anderson, Christopher (Paige) Anderson, Cory (Jackie) Boeshans, Rachel (Kyle) Sipes, Gregory (Bethany) Mersinger, Aaron (Lindsey) Mersinger; Great Grandchildren, Wyatt Anderson, Nolan Anderson, Hattie Anderson, Brooklyn Boeshans, Blake Boeshans, Mason Sipes, Austin Sipes, Easton Anderson, Kolton Anderson, Beckett Mersinger, Leighton Mersinger, Sadie Mersinger, Rhett Mersinger; sister-In-law – Delores Daiber-Luczak, Saint Jacob.
She was preceded in death by father, Nelson Bellm; mother, Gertrude Bellm, nee Rank; husband, Leroy A. Mersinger
Visitation were held on Monday, January 13 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
Funeral Mass was on Monday, January 13, at Saint James Catholic Church in Saint Jacob, with Father Pat Jakel officiating.
Interment was at Keystone Cemetery in Saint Jacob, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hosptial or Meals on Wheels.
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.