Betty was born Nov. 3, 1930 in rural Sutherland to William and Caroline Louise (Trierweiler) Ginger. She graduated from Sutherland High School as co-valedictorian in 1949. She was married to Junior Bierman on November 6, 1951 at Vermillion, S.D. She had†lived in Cherokee since 1998, prior to this on a farm in Tilden Township, rural Pierson. She had worked in the telephone office, the ice cream shop, was a farm wife and , most recently, worked for her daughter at Cherokee Hearing Aid and Hinkhouse Hearing, retiring May 28, 2005.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus. She enjoyed knitting, was a great baker, a member of a card club, the Walther League, time spent with her grandchildren and doing family history.She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Billy Ginger; and four sisters - Lorene "Cutie" Ginger, Evelyn Matzdorf, Dorothy Peters, and Louise "Babe" Steuck.
She is survived by her husband, Junior, and her five children: Darwin Bierman and his wife Roxy of Creston; Douglas Bierman and his wife Pat of Eldridge; Mark Bierman of Pittsfield, Ill.; Penny Bierman of Albuquerque, N.M.; and Peggy Hinkhouse and her husband Rich of Cherokee; nine grandchildren: Justin (Molly) Bierman, Holly and Thomas Bierman, Jarret (Tena) Bierman, Brooke Bierman, Linzi and Lee Bierman, and Sam and Mikki Hinkhouse; four great-grandchildren: Jacob and William Bierman, Trinity Bierman and Macie Gum; and sisters-in-law Marion Rietsma of Primghar, Dorris Kintigh of Storm Lake, Florence Richey of McComb, Ill., Mary Bumann of Cherokee, Gwen Bierman of Kingsley, brother-in-law Ralph Woltman of Cherokee, and several nieces and nephews.