Elizabeth Lucille “Betty” Lendt, 70, of Manchester, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019, at her home. She was born 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 Nov. 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 parents-in-law, 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.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester, with the Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiating.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester, where there will be a 2 p.m. Scripture Service. Friends may also call from 9-10:45 a.m. at the church on Friday.
Interment will be at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery – Manchester.