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Elizabeth "Betty" Angstadt

Elizabeth “Betty” (Axman) Angstadt, the daughter of Florian and Mary Eva (Leboldus) Axtman was born on October 25, 1926 in the home of parents in Tuscarora Township, Pierce County, North Dakota.  She died at the age of 91 years on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby, North Dakota.

Betty attended rural elementary Brazil School #2 and graduated from Balta High School. She then completed a two-year curriculum at Minot State College and went on to the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Education.  Following college, she began her teaching career in the same rural elementary school that she had attended.  She also taught in other elementary schools in North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Texan and in the Military schools in Tripoli, North Africa and Ramstein, Germany.

She was once married to Jack Angstadt.  They were married at the U.S. Air Force Base in Ramstein, Germany, in December of 1960.  Three months later they were transferred to the former Amarillo Air Force Base, Amarillo, Texas.  She continued to live and teach in Amarillo until she retired in 1986 and returned to Rugby to be near her family.  Her teaching career extended 42 years.  While teaching in the Amarillo school system, Betty enjoyed working with student teachers and often stayed in contact as they went on to their teaching careers and was proud of the accomplishments in education.

Betty was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby and participated in its Christian Mothers and the Ministry of Praise Society.  For many years, she volunteered at the Heart of America Care Center and at the Haaland Estates.  Betty enjoyed bowling and was on a league for several years.  In her spare time, she was busy with craft projects and cherished her lifetime membership in the Retired Teachers of Texas Association.  Betty was fortunate to do some traveling while over seas and spent one Christmas in the Holly Land and a second Christmas in the Vatican, traveled to Egypt and in retirement to Alaska.  In her later years, Betty made her home at the Haaland Estates Assisted Living in Rugby.

Survivors include a brother-in-law, Nick Schall Jr. of Rugby; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Andrew, Ludwig, Rochus and August; two sisters, Ann Schall and Helen Lascurain.

“May she rest in the eternal peace of Christ”

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7th at the Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby with burial in the Mount Carmel Cemetery, Balta at 1:45 p.m. Father Tom Graner, officiating.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday with a rosary and vigil prayer service beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Anderson Funeral Home in Rugby.  Visitation will continue on Thursday from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home.  There will be no reviewal at the church.


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