Timothy “Tim” L. Betzle

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June 4, 1947–May 5, 2024

Timothy “Tim” L. Betzle, age 76 of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2024, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien, surrounded by his family. 

He was born on June 4, 1947, the son of Robert and Ailene (Eggleston) Betzle. Tim graduated from Prairie du Chien High School with the class of 1965. The class motto was “Miles to go before I sleep.” 

He married Catherine “Cathy” Hammell on Aug. 1, 1970, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Albin, Iowa. Together, they moved to Prairie du Chien, where they raised three children. 

He worked several jobs in the community before working in shipping and receiving at Cabela’s in Prairie du Chien for many years until retirement. 

Tim also helped operate the Evergreen Cemetery in Prairie du Chien for several years. He often volunteered his time at his children’s various events and taught CCD for several years. He enjoyed games of all kinds including board games, card games, puzzles, as well as collecting coins and train sets. 

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Catherine “Cathy;” their children Robert “Bob” (Tara) Betzle, Diane (Dave) Sutton, and Kerriann (Mike) Placko; grandchildren Alex and Jordan Betzle and Jamie and Garrett Sutton; and 1 brother Gary. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ailene (Eggleston) Betzle; his sisters, Catherine and Betty; his parents-in-law, Earl and Eleanor (Manning) Hammell.

“Following those who went before me, leading the way for those who shall follow.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for with the Lord’s help, I am the biggest critter in the valley.

I say to those that went before me, ‘Sleep in peace for you have went your miles.’

As for me, I shall sleep in peace as it appears that I have went my miles.”

A Memorial Mass of Resurrection will be Friday, May 24, 2024 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Church of the Holy Family Parish, Monsignor Charles Stoetzel officiating with inurnment in the Evergreen Cemetery, both in Prairie du Chien. 

Friends may call at the church on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed to Prairie du Chien EMT and kidney research. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family. www.garrityfuneralhome.com.

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