Jane B. Bettenhausen (nee Siemsen), age 90, of Rural Manhattan, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Presence Heritage Village in Kankakee. She was born November 24, 1923 in Peotone, the daughter of the late Alfred and Leota (Bell) Siemsen.
She is survived by a son, Dale (Sharon) Bettenhausen of Manhattan; a daughter, Susan (Richard) Seales of Los Angeles, CA; 5 grandchildren, Vicky (Sean) Gallaway of Braidwood, Scott (Denise) Bettenhausen of Manhattan, Craig (Erin) Bettenhausen of Manhattan, Kelly (Justin) Gold of Los Angeles, CA, and Gayle Seales of Los Angeles, CA; 8 great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Jaclyn Gallaway; and Tyler, Dylan, Ayden, Madison, Emma, and Alyssa Bettenhausen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lorne W. Bettenhausen (June 14, 1990) who she married on May 16, 1943 in Peotone; and a brother, Alfred Lee Siemsen.
She was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Frankfort, IL and the Will County Farm Bureau.
Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home in Peotone on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Mark Milligan officiating. Burial will take place at Peotone Cemetery. Memorials to Presence Heritage Village would be appreciated.