March 9, 1941 – December 1, 2013
Dwain Betten, age 72, of 1604 Timberlane Drive died December 1, 2013, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
Funeral services will be Friday, December 6, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Boone, with Rev. Tim Walker officiating. Burial will be in the Valley View Cemetery, south of Perry.
Dwain was born in Iowa Falls, Iowa, on March 9, 1941, the son of Dick and Augusta (Penning) Betten.
On May 23, 2003, Dwain married Marjorie North in Des Moines.
He attended grade school and graduated from Ackley High School in Ackley. He attended Ellsworth College and he received his Master’s Degree in Math from the University of Northern Iowa.
Dwain furthered his education attending the Universities of Missouri and Wyoming, and Iowa State University.
In earlier years, he taught math and physics at DMACC Boone Campus and also taught math at Grundy Center, Webster City, Allison, and Boone High Schools.
He currently was a licensed Certified Financial Planner and Life Insurance Broker for Betten and Associates.
Dwain was a member of First United Methodist Church, Boone Rotary Club, Toastmasters, Estate Planners of Boone, and a member and past president of the North American Insurance and Financial Advisors.
He enjoyed model trains, antique toys, and woodworking, and he was an avid football fan.
Dwain is preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, and a step son Ray Holtorf.
He is survived by his wife Marjorie of Boone; two sons, John Betten of Boone and Hans Betten of Dallas, Texas; a step daughter Laura (Craig) Collins of Ankeny; two step sons, John (Lisa) Holtorf of Des Moines and Gene (Jennifer) Holtorf of Solon; a grandson Jackson Betten; five step grandchildren, Sarah Netolicky and Jana, Eric, Steffen, and Luke Holtorf; two great-step grandchildren Addison and Mya Netolicky; and Chip, his Havanese dog and loyal friend.
Friends may call at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall on Thursday from 2 until 8 p.m. where the family will be present from 6 until 8 p.m. On Friday, friends may call at the Church from 9:30 a.m. until service time.
In memory of Dwain, memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church or to the family’s wishes.Information provided by: Schroeder Memorial Chapel, Inc. 1006 6th Street Boone, IA 50036 www.schroedermemorialchapel.com