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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Edward Betke

   Edward Betke, 94, of 4552 Oberlin Rd., Gladwin, died Friday, Sept. 23, in Michigan Veterans Facility, Grand Rapids, after a short illness. Born in Pultush, Poland, May 10, 1894, he moved to Detroit in 1910 and to Gladwin County in 1959. Mr. Betke was a tool and die maker with Murray Body Co. and then with Chrysler Corp. in Detroit. He served in the Army during World War I and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids. Mr. Betke and the former Maried Kutzke were married Apr. 19, 1922, in Oberlin. She preceded him in death May 11, 1969.

   Suriving are 2 sons, Ernest of Rochester Hills and the Rev. Norman of St. Ansgar, Iowa; 2 sisters, Mrs. Blandine Dittmann and Mrs. Martha Koberstein of Europe; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Albertina Betke, Helene Rimatzi and Ottilie Grams.

   Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel with the Rev. Frank Graves officiating. Military graveside services was held by the Gladwin County VFW Post 7303 in the Highland Cemetery.

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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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