Betty Wubbena Obituary, Death – Betty Jo Wubbena, 88, died away quietly on Sunday, November 13 in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by her family. In Union, Iowa, on April 1st, 1934, John and Lula (Allen) Gale welcomed their first child. On February 1, 1953, in the town of Sterling, Betty wed the man who would become the love of her life, Phillip M. Wubbena. They have a total of eight grandkids in addition to their four children. Betty arrived in search of simpler beginnings. Her experiences throughout the Great Depression gave her a newfound appreciation for the simpler things in life. She did not lack anything, but she had the impression that she had been given everything.
Her happiest moments were usually spent helping other people in some way. Betty once shared that God had revealed to her that her mission during her time on earth was to love without conditions and to serve the needs of others. Everyone who had the pleasure of meeting Betty immediately fell in love with her and was charmed by her friendliness, wit, and humor. Betty had a heart of gold because she loved unconditionally and did not pass judgment on anyone. She was an elegant and private woman who carried herself with composure in every situation.
Her family was the source of her utmost pride and happiness. People will talk on how wonderful of a mother and grandma she was. She was held in the highest esteem by all of them. Betty was a devoted follower of God who took great satisfaction in attending services at her local church and singing traditional hymns on her piano. The fact that Betty is now with Christ in heaven is evidence of that eternal life.
In 1959, Phil and Betty started a business together called Phil’s Fresh Eggs, Inc. Their high-quality egg brand rose to prominence very rapidly and is now considered a paradigm for the modern ethical animal food sector. Both Phil and Betty were innovators in their own right, demonstrating that all one needs is an idea and a lot of hard work to turn it into a profitable business. Betty attended the services at the Forreston Reformed Church regularly.
She is survived by her children, Christine (Marc) Strich of Wellington, Florida, Rodney (Denise) Wubbena of Belvidere, Audrey (Tim) Padden of Palatine, and Keith (Helen) Wubbena of Stillman Valley; her grandchildren, Katrina and Jon Strich, Anne and Jane Wubbena, Brittany and Edward Padden, and Samuel and Carly Wubbena. Her devoted husband Phil, both of her parents, and nine of her brothers and sisters all passed away before she did.
Funeral services will be held in private at the Forreston Reformed Church, and the burial will take place at White Oak Cemetery in Forreston. Flowers are not required; memorial contributions can be donated to the Forreston Reformed Church in lieu of flowers.