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Betty June (Bock) Ganzel

November 6, 1927 ~ September 18, 2017 (age 89)

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Betty J. Ganzel, 89, of Pawnee City, Nebraska passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017 in Pawnee City, Nebraska.  She was born on November 6, 1927 to Lawrence Henry and Mildred Luella (Ferguson) Bock.

 Betty was united in marriage to Ronald "Mike" Ganzel on August 11, 1946.  To this union four children were born.

Betty was a long time member of Pawnee City United Methodist Church. Betty was courtesy chairperson for many years at the United Methodist Church.  Betty and Mike taught Sunday School class for young married couples in the 70’s and 80’s. She was a member of Ruth Circle, United Methodist Women, holding different offices throughout the many years.  She was a pillar in the Pawnee City United Methodist Church family.

Betty was a member of P.E.O. for 60 years.

Betty was an avid Husker fan for all the Nebraska sports. She loved dogs, any kind of pet, crafts and traveling.

Betty was a devoted wife and mother. She always put others ahead of herself.  She was a role model for the community and extended open arms to everyone. She, along with her husband Mike, inspired family and community members to achieve higher education. As a result, all of their children and grandchildren and many students achieved bachelor, masters and doctorate degrees. 

She was preceded in death by infant son Michael Ganzel.

She is survived by her husband Ronald W. “Mike” Ganzel, daughter, Anita and husband William Krondak, sons; Dr. Brian and wife Dr. Toni Ganzel, Terry, CAPT, JAGC,USN, (Ret) and wife Rhoda Ganzel, CDR, JAGC, USN, (RET), seven grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

   Funeral services:  11:00 a.m. Friday, September 22, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Pawnee City, Nebraska with Rev. Sherry Sklenar officiating.  Visitation will be at the Wherry Mortuary in Pawnee City, Nebraska, Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m.  Private committal services will be held at the Otoe Cemetery, Otoe, Nebraska.  Memorials may go to the United Methodist Church or P.E.O.  Chapter AV.  Online condolences may be left @  Services are entrusted to Wherry Mortuary, Pawnee City, Nebraska.  

 Service Information

September 21, 2017

9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wherry Mortuary, Pawnee City
919 G Street
Pawnee City, NE 68420

Family Greeting Friends
September 21, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wherry Mortuary, Pawnee City
919 G Street
Pawnee City, NE 68420

Funeral Service
September 22, 2017

11:00 AM
United Methodist Church

Pawnee City, NE 68420

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