Betty Jean (Kreitman) was born on January 26, 1933 to Ralph William and Dorothy Erma Katherine (Bridges) Kreitman in Madison, Nebraska. She passed away September 24, 2019 at her home in Haxtun, Colorado.
Betty married Lawrence Edward Landstrom, Jr. and to this union two children were born, David Eugene Landstrom and Diane Marie (Landstrom) Ulmer. Betty had four grandchildren, Steve Adam Landstrom, Travis Leigh Allen, Trevor Edward Allen and Tennille Marie Allen. There were fourteen great grandchildren, Marcus, Mychaela, Maelakai, Maxwell, Violet, Amberly, Valarie, Trenton, Daphani, Troidon, Bella, Gracie, Levi and Deacon; one great great grandson, Barrett Brown.
Betty worked for Northwestern Bell as a Long Distance Telephone Operator for 15 years in Omaha, Nebraska, Council Bluff, Iowa and PIerre, South Dakota. She then went to Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Topeka, KS and worked for Sprint United Telephone Company in Scottsbluff, Nebraska as a Business Office Service Representative until she retired in 1994.
After she retired she moved to Haxtun, Colorado in 1994. During her retirement, she taught herself to oil paint. She painted a lot of pictures. She entered several of her paintings in the Haxtun Corn Festival and won a blue ribbon on one.
The funeral service was held on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Haxtun, Colorado with Pastor Richard von Steinman officiating. Interment followed at the Haxtun Cemetery. Baucke Funeral Home directed the service.
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