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Elizabeth Lucille “Betty” Lendt, 70, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019, at her home. She was born on June 26, 1948, in Manchester, the daughter of Matthias and Alberta (Holtz) Ronnebaum. Betty was raised in the Earlville area and was a 1966 graduate of Xavier High School in Dyersville.
On November 1, 1974, Betty was united in marriage to Darrell Lendt. She worked for more than 29 years at the Shopping News in Dyersville.
Betty was an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed traveling to Arizona each year for their spring training. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, having coffee with her friends, and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. Betty especially enjoyed following her husband’s music career over the years. She always cherished spending time with her family.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 44 years, Darrell Lendt of Manchester; her five children, Brian (Sue Alvis) Knipper of Earlville, Jeffrey (Jamie) Knipper of Clinton, Karmen (Craig) Johannes of Manchester, Kelly Kiernan of Marion, and Danielle (Dan) Goebel of Masonville; ten grandchildren; six step grandchildren; and six step great-grandchildren; four siblings, Dianne (Bill) Oberbroeckling of Manchester, Karen (Dave) Mensen of Delhi, Marilyn (Gary) Althoff of Earlville, and Donna Poehnelt of Manchester; sisters-in-law, Kim (Kyle) Downs of Hiawatha and Deb (Dick) Schmitt and Diane Bosler of Manchester; a brother-in-law, David Lendt of Sergeant Bluff; and many nieces and nephews.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Matthias and Alberta Ronnebaum; her parent-in-laws, Elmer and Illeen Lendt; one son-in-law, Troy Kiernan; two brothers, Leon and Robert Ronnebaum; and two brothers-in-law, Larry Reth and Dan Kaiser.