Information for Eldo C. Betcke
23 March, 1909 - 20 October, 1984
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Eldo C. Betcke, 75, Nampa, who died Saturday, Oct. 20, at a
Nampa hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the
Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Rev. Walter Trumbo, pastor of the Nampa First Assembly of God
Church will officiate, assisted by Rev. Lorin Short.
Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Betcke was born on March 23, 1909 to William and Mary
Betcke at Emerson, Neb. He was reared and educated in
Nebraska. After his schooling, he started farming with
his father. He married Joyce Adele Rockwell on March 8,
1939 in Nebraska and they lived on a farm at Emerson, Neb.
In 1947 they moved to Silverton, Ore., where he started
working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 1952,
they moved to Hazelton and in 1961 they moved to Nampa where
he continued to work for the Department of Agriculture.
He retired in 1972 and they made their home in Nampa.
Mrs. Betcke died on Sept. 27, 1981.
He married Violet M. Drake on Oct. 2, 1982 in Nampa where
they have since resided.
Mr. Betcke was a member of the Nampa First Assembly of God
He is survived by his wife, Violet, of Nampa; two daughters,
Janet Rodriquez, Denver, Colo., and Cheryl Nace, Boise; one
step-daughter, Mrs. Dwayne (Sherry) Exley, Nampa; one brother,
Walter Betcke, Omaha, Neb., and six grandchildren.
Besides his first wife, he was preceded in death by one
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Nampa First
Assembly of God Church Organ Fund, 304 16th Ave. N., Nampa,
836511, or flowers may be sent..
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