Stephan G. Betz

Oct 1, 2017



Memorial Visitation Gathering: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Locke Funeral Home



In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family


Stephan Gregory Betz, age 69, of Waverly, died on October 1, 2017 at UnityPoint Allen Hospital under the care of UnityPoint Hospice following a battle with cancer.

He was born on August 22, 1948 in Independence; the son of John and Dolores (Ford) Betz. Stephan graduated Waterloo East High School in 1968; he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from William Penn College in 1971.

He married Renetta Bleeker on November 10, 1973 at Grace United Methodist Church in Waterloo. Stephan worked security at John Deere & Co. Engine Works until retirement.

Stephan always had a smile and was welcoming to all. He had a passion for his family, woodworking, collecting old books, and photography. He’ll be missed by all  whose lives he touched.

Survivors include his wife, Renetta of Waverly; a son, Anthony (Rasna) of Ankeny; a daughter, Sarah Betz of Waverly; a granddaughter, Amara; and two brothers, Jack “John” Betz and Christopher Betz.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Jennifer “Jenny” Betz.


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  1. Dee Lindaman | Oct 06, 2017
    Renetta and family,  My sympathy to each one of you.  My prayers are with you at this time of sorrow in your lives.  May God bless each one of you.   Dee
  2. Sue Van Hemert | Oct 06, 2017
    Sarah - I cannot tell you how sorry I was to hear about your dad. I was shocked and saddened by the news. Please extend my sympathy to your mom and to your brother and his family.
  3. Anita Walia | Oct 06, 2017

    Those we love don’t go away, they walk with us every day ...... unseen, unheard but always near. 

    Though I never met him personally, I’ve heard lots about Stephan and I know he will be remembered by many. May God Almighty rest his soul in eternal peace. 

    May the love of friends and family soften your sadness and may cherished memories brings you comfort. May Almighty make lasting peace surround your grieving hearts.

  4. Kathy at the Library | Oct 05, 2017

    Betz Family - 

    My sincere sympathy for your loss.  I always enjoyed our conversations at the library.  He always made me smile! ~Hugs~

  5. Dawn Lo | Oct 04, 2017
    So sorry for your loss. I worked with Steve at Engine Works for several years. He was always kind to me. We missed him after he retired now will miss him more. Sending prayers to the family.

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