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Betty Jean Pfiffner (1933-2021)


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 4/22/2021 at 11:04:02

Betty Jean Pfiffner, 87, of Dubuque, died Monday, April 19, 2021, at the Bethany Home in Dubuque, exactly five years after her husband.

A private family graveside service will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. We encourage you to visit www.hskfhcares.com to send a message to Betty’s family.

Betty was born December 22, 1933, in Millville, IA, the daughter of Russell and Ada (Kenyon) Tomkins. On September 16, 1953, she married George R. Pfiffner in Dubuque. He passed away on April 19, 2016.

She graduated from Dubuque Senior High School.

Betty worked at the former CARADCO for nine years and was a waitress at various restaurants including the Dodge House, retiring in 1996.

Survivors include three daughters, Lyndeen “Dino” Welbes, Kimberly Pfiffner, and Pamela (Kevin) Fagan, all of Dubuque; grandchildren, Carrie Schreyer and Trisha Fagan, seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Garth (Jane) Tomkins of Dubuque and sister-in-law, Elizabeth “Betty” Williams of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one son, Mark Anthony; two grandchildren, Jim Welbes and Stephanie Pfiffner; one grandson-in-law, Chris Schreyer; one brother, Robert Tomkins; a son-in-law, Joseph Welbes; a brother-in-law, Cletus and sister-in-law, Delores “Tootie” Rogers.

Special thank you to Hospice of Dubuque and Bethany Home for the wonderful care given to Betty.

Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in care of the arrangements


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