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Betty Jean Medick

Friday, February 11, 2011

Betty Jean Medick
Betty Jean Medick, the daughter of Henry and Caroline (Wirth) Roetman was born July 5, 1936 in Sibley, where she spent her early childhood years At age four, the family moved to Sanborn and lived on her grandfather's farm.

On August 25, 1952, Betty was united in marriage to Delbert Medick, and to this union three children were born. Following their marriage, they lived in Cleghorn for nine years where they helped work on the family farm. In the spring of 1961, they moved to a farm west of Larrabee and continued to farm. Betty helped with the farm chores, drove tractor, and milked cows along with helping raise their three children. She later went to work as a CNA at the Cherokee Villa Nursing Home.

Betty was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee, where she was baptized and confirmed. She liked to paint ceramics, read, cook, sew, and decorate cakes. She also loved to bake, with the number one request from the grandkids being her famous homemade buns. They were always a welcome "care package." Most of all, Betty loved spending time with her friends and family. She was always a gracious hostess, opening her home for numerous impromptu family gatherings and greeting all with open arms.

On February 6, 2011, Betty passed away at St. Luke's Hospital in Sioux City, IA at the age of 74. She was preceded in death by her parents; her in-laws; Andrew and Edna Medick; and her sister-in-law, Coleen Medick.

Betty is survived by her husband, Delbert Medick of Cherokee; her children: Terry (Glenn) Borkenhagen of White Bear Lake, MN, Duane (Nancy) Medick of Elkhart, IA, and David (Brenda) Medick of Cherokee; one sister, Mary Jo (Jim) Knittel of Seattle, WA; grandchildren, Jennifer (fiancÚ Rich Carlson) Borkenhagen, Rev. Daniel (Jessica) Borkenhagen, Kim Medick, Katie Medick, and Adam Medick; three great-grandchildren, Reuel, Kjel, and Damaris Borkenhagen; an uncle, Fritz Wirth of Garden City, KS; two brothers-in-law, Norman Medick of Cleghorn and Bernie (Kay) Medick of Kansas City, MO; as well as several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Betty was always a giving person, putting family and friends first. Her final gift was the donation of her corneas for others to be able to see.