Beulah M. Vetter, 88

Beulah M. Vetter, age 88 of Nashua, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital in Charles City.

Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at St. John United Church of Christ-Pleasant Hill, rural Nashua, with the Rev. John Cofield and the Rev. John Tunnicliff officiating.

Interment was held in the church cemetery.

Friends greeted the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory/Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continued an hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

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Beulah Maxine Vetter was born Feb. 28, 1931, in rural Butler County, the daughter of Peter and Dena (Eckhoff) Groen.

At the age of 2 after the passing of her mother, Beulah moved to the Nashua area to live with John and Mary Ann Eckhoff.

Beulah received her education in the Nashua Public Schools.

Beulah met a young G.I. returning to Nashua after his time of service named Gerry Vetter. The couple was married on Feb. 28, 1948, in Mason City. To this union, six children were born.

The couple farmed west of Nashua for 48 years. Beulah was an integral part of the operation, helping with the farming operation, raising and taking care of her six children, and tending to the house.

Beulah was devoted to her family and would do whatever was necessary to help the family.
Beulah was a member of the neighborhood hobby club for more than 50 years, enjoying the camaraderie and time spent with her fellow members.

She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ- Pleasant Hill.

Beulah was an avid gardener, enjoyed crocheting, and would accompany Gerald on many fishing and RV trips.

Her favorite pastime was attending the many different activities of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Beulah is survived by two sons, Galen (Kim) Vetter of Edwards, Colorado, and Paul (Pam) Vetter of North English; four daughters, Wanda (Bob) Mondt of Charles City, Deb (Cam) Powers of Nashua, Donna (Cliff) Edson of Ionia, and Patti (Larry) Schluter of Farmington, Minnesota; 16 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ethel (Bernie) Buskohl of Grundy Center, and Dorothy Brocka of Bristow; two sisters-in-law, Laura Koeff of Denver,  and Shari Vetter of Greene; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald Vetter in 2016; brothers, Bill (Leona), Art (Madelon), Irv (Doris), Ray (Annette), Bud (Darlene) and Bernard Groen, and Johnnie (Mary) Eckhoff; sisters, Ruth (Clarence) Ellerman, Ione (Don) Gosch, Marlys (Veryln) Schrage and Margaret (Carl) Becker; and brother-in-law, Melvin Brocka.

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