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Betty J. Bierman

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

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Betty J. Bierman
Betty J. Bierman, 78, of Cherokee, and formerly of rural Pierson, passed away Sunday evening, May 31, 2009, in the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, with her family by her side. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 4, at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church at rural Marcus. Pastor Leroy Riemer and Vicar Mark Chepulis will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the church on Thursday. Visitation will held today from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee with the family present from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.

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.