Services for Betty J. Deitloff, 86, of Norfolk will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, in Norfolk, the Reverend Paul Hirsch officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 17th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Home for Funerals Chapel on Georgia Ave.
Mrs. Deitloff died Monday, January 9, 2023 at Heritage at Fountain Point in Norfolk.
Betty was born February 22, 1936 in Pawnee City, NE to Leonard and Louise (Poland) Buckles. Betty married Delayne Deitloff in 1958. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church for her entire adult life. Betty earned her B.S. and M.S. in Education at Wayne State College. She taught at the Elementary Level for 38 years. At one time or another she taught in almost every one of the Norfolk Public Schools. In addition to her passion for teaching she loved her hometown and spent countless hours in volunteer service. She served as President of the Mrs. Jaycees (twice) in in the 60’s. She was President and Board member of La Sertoma in the 70’s. She was Secretary and Board member of Faith Regional Volunteer Services from 1996 – 2001 and continued to serve there as a volunteer from 1996 until her health no longer allowed it. Betty was a Board Member and Historian of the Norfolk Art Center Guild for many years. She also enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels. Betty was a member of the YMCA and took exercise classes every year. She belonged to the Norfolk Country Club where she golfed every summer. Betty and Dee loved to travel. Together they saw much of the United States and many countries. She took great pride in being a mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband, Dee of Norfolk. son Jon (Kendell) Deitloff of Springfield, OH; daughter Kim Castner of Elkhorn, NE. Five grandsons, Luke (Chelsea) Castner, Alec Deitloff, Ben Deitloff, Nick (Emmy) Castner, and Will (Max) Grove; and one great granddaughter, Wesley Castner. Also surviving are in-laws, Carol Buckles, Kay Buckles, Arla Konopasek, and Val & Sharon Zohner. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Kenneth and LaVerne Buckles, brothers-in-law, Marvin Konopasek and Jim O’Gorman; sister-in-law, Della O’Gorman.
Betty’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Heritage of Fountain Point and St. Croix Hospice and offer their special thanks to caregivers Tammy Spiegel and LaRae Anderson for the love and care they provided.
Memorials may be directed to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Building Fund.