Elizabeth “Betty” Fleck, 92, Mandan, formerly of St. Anthony, passed away May 10, 2019, at Sanford Health, Bismarck.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 15 at Christ the King Catholic Church with the Rev. Nick Schneider as celebrant. Burial was at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.
Betty was born Dec. 27, 1926, to George and Elizabeth (Barth) Yantzer in Mandan. She was raised and educated in the St. Vincent area. Betty married Peter Fleck on Oct. 28, 1947, at St. Vincent in a double wedding with Matt and Betty Yantzer. They moved to a farm south of St. Anthony and raised cattle, hogs and chickens. Betty enjoyed gardening, reading, playing cards, especially pinochle and 500 rummy. Betty was a wonderful cook and her German cooking was exceptional, especially her creamed chicken and gravy, plachinda and cream cookies.
Betty was an active member of St. Anthony church and Christian Mothers for many years. She also was an avid Minnesota Twins fan and rarely missed watching a game, even until her last week.
Betty will be deeply missed by her daughters, Victoria Schaaf, Mandan, Dolores (Mark) Karabensh, Mandan, Jennifer (Randy) Kuntz, Bismarck; sons, Leslie (Joyce) Fleck, Solen, Nick (Marcia) Fleck, Solen, Dale (Kathy) Fleck, Bismarck, Alan (Candace) Fleck, Mandan, Peter (Donnarae) Fleck, Mandan, Francis Fleck, Mandan; daughter-in-law, Lori Fleck; son-in-law, Bob Leingang; 46 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Arnold Yantzer, Gypsum, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Monica Yantzer, Bismarck, Ludmilla Ferderer, Bismarck, Hildegarde Steckler, Mandan, Kathleen Fleck, Solen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Peter; two sons, David and George; daughters, Vivian and Ludmilla; son-in-law, Ron Schaaf; grandson, Cranston Fleck; brothers, Tony Yantzer and Matt (Betty) Yantzer; sisters, Veronica (Gedius) Frohlich, Clara (Nick) Mosbrucker, Rose (John) Berger; in-laws, Kathy Yantzer, John and Margaret Schmidt, Mike and Katy Fleck, George Ferderer, Leonard Steckler and Emanual Fleck.
We would like to thank all of those who have helped with Betty’s care at Touchmark, Miller Pointe and Sanford Health.
Memorials may be made to Central Dakota Humane Society or Farm Rescue.
Go to www.weigelfuneral.com to sign the guest book and share memories with her family.