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Janice I. Bettin

May 18, 1948 — November 6, 2022

Sergeant Bluff


Janice “Jan” Bettin

Sergeant Bluff, Iowa

            Funeral services for Janice “Jan” Bettin, age 74, of Sergeant Bluff who passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at her home.  Services will be 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sioux City with Rev. Russ Senstad and David Zirpel officiating.

            Graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Germantown.

            Visitation will be after 4 P.M. with family present from 5 – 7 P.M. on Friday, November 11, 2022, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sioux City.

            Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina.







May 18, 1948

Primghar, Iowa


November 6, 2022

Sergeant Bluff, Iowa



10:30 A.M. Saturday, November 12, 2022

Redeemer Lutheran Church; Sioux City, Iowa

Rev. Russ Senstad & Rev. David Zirpel ~ Officiating



“You Are Mine” by David Haas

Sung by:  Phil Schauer & Hannah Duff

“Jealous Of The Angels” by Donna Taggart

“I Can Only Imagine” by Mercy Me


“How Great Thou Art”

Organist:  Jan Null



Brady Click


Logan Click                                         Bryce Click

Darin Click                              Todd Brownmiller

Roger Bettin                         Mitchel McCumber



2:00 P.M. Graveside Service, Saturday, November 12, 2022

St. John Lutheran Cemetery

Germantown, Iowa


After today’s service the family invites family and friends

to join them in the fellowship hall of the church.


Arrangements are under the care of the

Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa.  


            Janice (Jan) Irene Bettin was born on May 18, 1948, in Primghar, Iowa, to Ralph and LuElla (Meyer) Brownmiller.  She was baptized on June 6, 1948, at St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown and later confirmed at St. John on May 6, 1962.  She continued her faith at St. John until January of 2006 when she transferred to Redeemer Lutheran in Sioux City.

            She received her education in Cleghorn until her family moved south of Germantown where she went to St. John and then to high school in Paullina.  She graduated in May of 1966.  She married in June of 1966 and later divorced but to this marriage, 2 wonderful children were born, Lenny and Jeanna.  The pride and joy of her life.  On November 24, 1992, she married a wonderful man name Edward Ralph Bettin, another joy in her life.

            She worked in lunch departments in the Cherokee and Paullina school systems, Martin House Restaurant, Pizza Hut in Orange City for 10 years and the Orange City Health System for 4 years.  In July of 2004, she quit working in order to take care of her 3 grandsons as her daughter battled cancer.  She loved her grandsons and was very proud of her daughter, Jeanna.  She was very Blessed to have a wonderful husband who wanted to move closer to her children to help them in any way they could and moved to Sergeant Bluff in 2005.  She enjoyed picking up her grandsons after school and continued being a loving caregiver.  Another happy day in her life was when her son, Lenny retired from the Navy after 20 years and bought a home only 4 miles from her.  She had all her family close again.  She was so proud of the man he became.

            She was involved with Bible Studies, Sunday School teacher, LORL of the church, Ruth/Naomi Circle, Vacation Bible School, Soup Kitchen, and wherever she was needed, she was there to help.  Since she loved to serve children food, she also cooked on Wednesday nights to feed the Mid-Week children and adults.

            She was a caregiver to her loveable Bryce until he was 3 and then she decided to get back to the real world of working outside the home, so she went to work at the Sergeant Bluff-Luton School lunch department in April of 2006 as a substitute and in the fall became full-time.  Her goal was to keep working until she saw all 3 grandsons thru high school.  She met that goal and retired in May of 2022.

            Another blessing in her life was when she joined Redeemer Lutheran Church to praise the Lord with Jeanna and family and later Lenny also joined.  She had her loving children back with her in the Lord’s house again just like when they were growing up.

            She enjoyed just being with her family as much as she could.  Also taking walks with her husband or biking with the family.  Most of all, she loved watching her grandsons play any kind of ball they were involved in.  She was there ready to cheer them on and was their biggest cheerleader.  She was looking forward to watching Bryce play baseball at Northwestern this Spring but not the cold weather.  In her younger years, she loved to bowl and even had a perfect game.

            Janice is survived by her loving husband, Ed, of Sergeant Bluff, son Lenny Puhrmann of Sioux City, daughter, Jeanna and husband, Darin Click of Sioux City and her three grandsons, Logan of South Sioux City, NE, Brady and wife, Karissa, and Bryce of Sioux City, sister Judith Kruizenga of Hospers, three nephews, Todd Brownmiller and wife, Karen and family of Castle Rock, Colorado, Troy Brownmiller and wife, Kim and family of Midland, Texas, and Tim Brownmiller and wife, Andrea and family of Benton, Arkansas, 3 step-sons, Roger Bettin and wife, Jess of LeMars, Chad Bettin of Fort Collins, CO, and Dan Bettin of Denver, CO, and two step grandchildren.  Also, a host of relatives and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her mother, LuElla, father, Ralph, stepmother, Bea, her brother, Bill and his wife Cindy, and brother-in-law, Ben Kruizenga.

            Jan passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at her home in Sergeant Bluff surrounded by her loving family reaching the age of 74 years, 5 months, and 19 days.

            She will be greatly missed by all those who loved her.

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Friday, November 11, 2022

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

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