Betty Corinne (Buerstetta) Fink passed away on January 11, 2020 at the age of 91. Betty was born at home to Lowell M. and Anna L. (Haney) Buerstetta in Tecumseh, Nebraska on May 19, 1928. Betty married Wilbur Glen Fink on March 2, 1948. They celebrated their 50 years of marriage just before Wilbur passed away on April 17, 1998. To their union were born three children, Robert Glen, Ruth Anne, and David Lee.
Betty worked at the Tecumseh Building and Loan now the Tecumseh Federal Bank for a short time after graduating from Tecumseh High School. Once married, Betty took care of the children and house. Betty and Wilbur moved to Pawnee City in 1960 to run Pawnee Implement Company. Betty had many various jobs to make ends meet. She took care of the children, assisted with the bookkeeping at the business, did a bit of baby sitting and for a short time worked as a waitress for the Pawnee Café. Eventually, Betty found her place working for the Pawnee County Hospital where she performed many duties from secretary to Acting Administrator and became a skilled Medicare coder. Betty remained working at the hospital until the age of 79.
In Betty’s younger years she was a member of Rebekah Lodge #15 in Tecumseh Nebraska. Betty was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Pawnee City serving as Treasurer for many years. Betty was member of the Order of Eastern Star for over 50 years and held the office of Worthy Matron at Guild Chapter #16 more than 20 times.
Betty was active on her computer making cards for family birthdays and other special occasions along with programs for the organizations in which she was involved. Betty loved to visit with her neighbors and friends.
In 2016, Betty was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. This form of cancer has no cure. Betty however put up a good fight living at home with the assistance from many good friends until May of 2018. Betty then moved to live with David and Susan in Louisville, Kentucky. Betty mentioned one time that Wilbur would tease her he was going to move her to Kentucky and she could sit on the porch with a corn cob pipe. There was no pipe but there was a porch and plenty of wildlife to watch. Betty especially liked the cardinals and the hummingbirds.
In November of 2019, Betty took control of her fate and ended active treatment of the myeloma. She then entered the Eastern Star Home in Louisville. She enjoyed her time there and although myeloma can be an unforgiving disease, Betty passed peacefully in her chair watching t.v.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Lowell and Anna Buerstetta; her husband, Wilbur; her son Robert; and his wife, Jeanne (Morton) Fink, and her brother-in-law Kenneth Grove.
Betty is survived by her daughter Ruth and husband David Allsbrook of La Mesa, California; her son David and wife Susan (Yoble) Fink of Louisville, Kentucky; her grandchildren, Matthew Allsbrook of El Cahon, California; Michael and Jillian (Hempel) Fink of Omaha, Nebraska; and Thomas and Samantha (Cleary) Fink of Forest Grove, Oregon, two great grandchildren, Nicholas and Nathan Fink of Omaha, Nebraska, sister, Mary Alice Grove of Tecumseh and nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the United Methodist Church, Pawnee City, Nebraska. Officiating Pastor Hyunsook Kim and Pastor Dennis Hanneman. Visitation on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m., at Wherry Mortuary, 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska. Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. in the Tecumseh Cemetery, Tecumseh, Nebraska. Memorials to family choice. Online condolences may be left at www.wherrymortuary.com.
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