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“Dave, Mary & Family, Our condolences to you at this most difficult time. GMa Betty, as the kids all called her, was a very special lady. Her smile...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Doug & Robin White - IL

“Sorry for your loss. She was such a fun and loving person. She will be deeply missed. The Fix'si6be ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Don and Florence Fix - IA

“I will never forget the tornado that took the roof off your house while we were visiting you all. So sorry for the loss of another good woman. Betty...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Candyce (Shoppa) Lloyd

“I recall Betty, Steve's mom as being very good with his friends and want to send my condolences to Steve and the rest of his family. It is never easy...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Tim Wheeler - Durango, CO

“I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. Betty was always a "HOOT"and put us with all of us kids. As we always enjoyed coming to the farm. God Bless ...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Dee Dee Sharrett (DIANE) - Denver, IN

“I will always remember Betty's Beautiful Smile, Her Positive Attitude, and all the times we spent having coffee and sharing life's stories. To Dave...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Tim Schneider - St Anthony, MN


Funeral services to celebrate the life of Betty M. Dierickx, 81, a resident of Muscatine, Iowa, formerly of Davenport, will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport. The family will greet friends Friday from 4:00 to7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Mrs. Dierickx died Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, in Bettendorf. She was surrounded by her loving family at the time of her passing.
Betty Mae Fanth was born May 24, 1931 in Crosby, Minnesota a daughter of Roy and Nora (OBrien) Fanth. Her family moved back to the Quad-City area in her youth returning annually to northern Minnesota for vacations and to visit family. She graduated from Davenport High School in 1949. On June 15, 1951 she married David Dierickx at Camp Atterbury, Indiana where he was in the Army. In 1952 they lived in Ellwangen, Germany for 14 months where Dave was stationed.
After the army they lived in the Quad-City area moving to Muscatine in 1964 when they purchased their farm near Wild Cat Den where they farmed for 25 years welcoming family and friends every Sunday for dinner and conversation. She amazingly realized that a junior high classmate lived next door and she began attending monthly get-togethers with the Hep Cat Deb Club a group of classmates who formed the club while in junior high and who still meet monthly to this day. During these years she kept her five kids in line as well as many of their friends while helping with the farm, gardening, canning and eventually working as a cook at Montpelier Elementary School, later working at the Q-C Times in the circulation department for 10 years retiring in 1985. She and Dave then moved to Remer, Minnesota purchasing Fanth's Resort started 50 years earlier by Betty's Aunt Leah and Uncle Harold Fanth. She enjoyed seeing the many friends and families that returned each summer spanning many generations. Betty had a wit and feistiness that made all that knew her smile and love her. She had a special way of letting other drivers know when she wasn't happy with their driving. She enjoyed her family and friends but especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren and grand pets and the annual trip back to Iowa for the winter where she could be closer to them. She was a generous and giving person that will be deeply missed by all that knew her especially her family.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Trinity Pathway Hospice
Survivors include her husband Dave, and their children, David (Shirley) Dierickx, Muscatine, IA – children Shannon Simpson (Bill) and her children Halie, Abigail and William and Landon Krueger all of Muscatine, Steve (Barb) Dierickx, Muscatine, IA – children Anna (Eric )Bickel and their children Lauren and Zoey of Olathe, KS, Elizabeth Dierickx and friend David Teigland or St. Louis Park, MN, Patrick (Tessa) Dierickx and their children Clay, Kendall and Mara of Muscatine, Robert "Bob" (Cindy) Dierickx, Muscatine, IA – his children Ben Dierickx and Jonathan Dierickx, Mary Costello, Muscatine, IA and friend Todd Bevard – her children Matt (Alli) Costello and Mike (Ashley) Costello and their father Mark Costello
Debbie Brown (Don Hoffman, his children Matt and Erica), Parker, CO – her son Jacob Brown (friend Rachel Fain, her children Macsen, Corwin, Aletta) and his son Jordan, and the late Stephannie Brown (Arturo Green) and their children Michael, Daniel, and Alex of Aurora, CO; her sister Mary (Clifford) Stewart, Moline, IL and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents Roy Fanth (1972) and Nora Fanth (1988) and granddaughter Stephannie Brown in March 2012, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.