Betty Chase

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Betty Chase, 79, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018. 

She was born Sept. 17, 1938, in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Hawley and Hazel (Fransham) Steggall. Betty attended and graduated from the Fairbank High School in 1957. She married Ray Chase on May 9, 1970, at the Schuyler County Court House in Missouri. Betty and Ray lived in Fairbank until 2002, when the moved to Prairie du Chien to enjoy retirement. Before moving Betty worked in the repair department as an operator for Northwestern Bell for 20 years. She loved spending time with Ray, going fishing, going on long drives to see the country, listening to country music, going to antique stores and spending time with family and friends.

Betty is survived by her sister, Pat Weyer, of Missouri; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Steggall, of Fairbank, Iowa; a step-daughter, Judy (Mike) Duffy, of Fairbank, Iowa; three step-sons Brian (Barb) Chase, of Oelwein, Iowa, Don (Michele) Chase, of Des Moines, and Eric (Aimee), of Spokane, Wash.; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother Ronnie Steggall; her brother-in-law James Weyer; and a grandson Joshua Menuey.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 16, at Woods Funeral Home, in Fairbank, Iowa. Inurnment will be in the Fairbank Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences can be left at


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