Elizabeth “Betty” (Axtman) Angstadt
Oct. 25, 1926- Dec. 1, 2017
Elizabeth “Betty” (Axtman) 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, Texas 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 volun-
teered 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 Holy 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 was held on Thursday, Dec. 7th at the Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby with burial in the Mount Carmel Cemetery, Balta. Father Tom Graner, officiating.
Organist: Angie DePlazes
Vocal Leader/Cantor: Robert Graber
Casket Bearers: Dustin Schall, Travis Schall, Tyler Williams, Phil Berg, Craig Williams & Mike McNeff
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com
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