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Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church
Thursday February 6th, 2020
9:00am - 11:00am

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Betty Keilholz

Betty Keilholz, age 86 of Frankenstein, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Westphalia Hills.


Betty was born on December 9, 1933, in Frankenstein, a daughter to the late Walter and Annie (Koenigsfeld) Sting.


Betty attended Mt. Pleasant School, St. Mary’s Catholic School in Frankenstein and was a graduate of Chamois High School.


On April 19, 1952, she was united in marriage to Albert G. Keilholz at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Frankenstein.  He preceded her in death on March 9, 2012.


Betty worked for the MFA Store in Chamois from 1970 until it closed in 1983, the Jaegers Store in Frankenstein until it burned in 1984, and then the Frankenstein Store until it closed in 1988.  She then went to work for Willibrand's Store until she retired in 2006 completing over 37 years working in local retail stores.  


She was a lifelong member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church and a member of St. Ann’s Sodality.


Betty loved her dogs and enjoyed music, playing the accordion, backroad trips, reading, playing cards and working word search puzzles.  


Betty is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Frederick and her husband Gerry of Bismarck, North Dakota; four grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. 


In addition to her parents and spouse of 59 years, Betty was preceded in death by a daughter, Darlene Collins; two sons, Dale and Eric Keilholz; and one grandson, Kevin Collins.


Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Frankenstein.  Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Daniel Merz as the Celebrant. Interment will be in Garden of Gethsemane Cemetery.  


In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church or Garden of Gethsemane Cemetery Fund.  

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Sympathy to Betty's family from Geneva Walker White's family -- Glenda and Mike. Geneva and Betty graduated from Chamois High School the same year.

Glenda White Ferguson Feb 6 2020 12:00 AM

My mother taught at the Mt. Pleasant School. She stayed with the Sting family during her time there. She enjoyed it. She was Jeannette (Jane) Donehue. I later taught in Chamois. The Jane Donehue and Vic Luetkemeyer family would like to pass along our condolences to the family. Mark Luetkemeyer

Mark Luetkemeyer Feb 5 2020 12:00 AM