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Betty Ione Railsback

May 21, 1930 ~ January 11, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Betty Railsback Obituary

Betty Ione Railsback, age 93 of Fremont, formerly of Iowa, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at her home where she lived with her son and daughter-in-law.  Betty was born on May 21, 1930 in Trent, South Dakota to Ernest and Eva (Bates) Nelson.  She taught school in a one-room schoolhouse in the countryside near Trent, South Dakota.  She married Reginald “Reggie” Duane Railsback on February 12, 1950 in Trent, South Dakota and they celebrated 63 years of marriage until Reggie passed away in 2013. Together, Betty and Reggie moved to Northwest Iowa where they were farmers and later moved to Davenport, Iowa where Betty raised her family and Reggie worked for Alcoa.    Betty later moved to Michigan near her son and daughter-in-law after some health issues and lived with them in Fremont until her passing.   Betty enjoyed working with children throughout her life, enjoyed writing poetry and playing the piano.  She was often the “story lady” at Vacation Bible School and wrote poetry for various occasions.

Betty is survived by her children, Rick (Dana) Railsback of Fremont; Debbie (Ray) Tschillard of Colorado and Dianne Leasure of Colorado; nine grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.  Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Reggie and her 6 brothers and sisters.

Private Celebration of Life Services will be held in the summer of 2024 at the family home.  Friends may send a condolence or share a memory with the Railsback family online at  Arrangements by Crandell Funeral Home – Fremont.   

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