Betty Jane Neisen, age 93 of Belle Plaine, died Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the Belle Plaine Lutheran Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Monday, October 8 at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 7 at the Kolden Funeral Home in Belle Plaine, and will continue one hour prior to Mass at the church. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Belle Plaine.
Betty was born on April 27, 1925 to Maurice and Emma (Schiprett) Savage in rural Belle Plaine. She married Bert Neisen on May 21, 1946. Betty enjoyed spending time with her family. She had fun going to the casino with her girlfriends. Betty was an excellent baker and was known for her homemade bread. She was also very talented in making quilts.
Betty is survived by her children, Mary Jane â€œJaneyâ€ (Gerald) Schoknecht of Belle Plaine, Robert (Mary) Neisen of Webster, Colleen (Ken) Rezac of Webster, Pat (Pete) Krings of Belle Plaine, Gin (Bob) Behnke of Belle Plaine, Ken Neisen of Belle Plaine, Dan (Lori) Neisen of Belle Plaine, Dennis Neisen of Gaylord, John Neisen of Stewart, Colin â€œCharlieâ€ (special friend, Doris) Neisen of Henderson, and Mike Neisen of Green Isle; sisters-in-law, Helen Savage, and Lucille Schmitz; brother-in-law, Richard Meger; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Bert in 2001; sons, Gerald â€œShimâ€ (Karen) Neisen and Bill Neisen; grandson, Scott Schoknecht; and her brothers and sisters.