Betsy A. Scheer – Independence

Betsy A. Scheer, 61, of Independence, IA passed away on July 29, 2020 at her home in rural Independence, IA.

Betsy was born on December 7, 1958 in Cresco, IA, the daughter of Stanley and Delores (Qualley) Fretheim. She attended the Ridgeway, IA schools and Cresco High School. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Nursing at Calmar College in Calmar, IA. On August 23, 1986 she married Terry G. Scheer in Ridgway, IA, and they made their home in rural Independence, IA. She worked as a Registered nurse at the Mental Health Institute in Independence until her retirement in 2015.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Many memories were made fishing, camping and attending many classic rock concerts with her family and friends.

She is survived by her parents, Stanley and Delores Fretheim, Ridgeway, IA her ex-husband, Terry Scheer, Independence, IA, her sons; Jesse (Emily) Scheer, Shellsburg, IA, and Cody (Amy) Scheer, Independence, IA, a step-daughter, Heather (Jesse) Wildoner, Milsap, TX, four grandchildren; Ezra and Rowan Scheer, Linzie Sebastian, and Benjamin Swift. Two step grandchildren Joshua Orneal, and Maddison Armstead, two sisters; Lori (Gary) Kreiner, Cresco, IA, and Julie Fretheim, Eagan, MN, two brothers; Michael (Darla) Fretheim, Burnsville, MN, and Mark (Marie) Anderson, Oronoco, IA, and many nieces and nephews.

Betsy is preceded in death by her daughter Melinda Fretheim.

A Memorial service will be held at 1 PM on Saturday August 15, 2020 at the Reiff Family Center – Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence, IA.

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