Verna Beitz – Hopkinton

Verna Beitz, age 75, died Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa after an illness of several months.

Private family services will be held 11:00 Saturday morning, August 15, 2020 with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello.

Mask must be worn and fitted properly over the nose and mouth at all times to enter the funeral home.  Social distancing needs to be practiced as well.

Friends may call from 2 until 7 Friday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.  Please sign Verna’s online guestbook at

Surviving are 4 children, Brian (Angie) Beitz, Monticello, Brenda (Klark) Hagen, Scotch Grove,  Nicole (Don) Kraus, Prairieburg,  Travis (Jennifer Tuetken) Beitz, Monticello , 8 grandchildren, Ashley Beitz, Halee Andersen, Cody Beitz, Whitney Boysen, Allison Kraus, Kennedy Kraus, Trevor Beitz, Jaelynn Kraus, 6 great-grandchildren, numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, her husband, James Meader, her sister, Naomi Soppe, Durant, and in-laws, Dick Rundle, Mount Vernon, Leon (Sharon) Beitz, Hopkinton, Maynard (Calista) Beitz, Fort Collins, CO, Charlotte Emerson, Manchester, Donna (Chuck) Hettinger ,Greeley, CO, Diane Beitz, Manchester and Gerald (Susan) of Monticello.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Norman in 1993, 2 sisters, Arlene Bader Bleadorn and Judy Rundle and her brother, Bob Aldrich.

Verna Aldrich was born November 9, 1944 at Monticello, Iowa.  She was the daughter of Vernon and Violet Rose Meyer, Aldrich.  She graduated from the Anamosa Community Schools in 1963.    She met her future husband while working at the Monty Café.    Verna married Norman Beitz on March 8, 1964 at the Peace United Church of Christ. Monticello.   The couple farmed near Buck Creek and Verna also worked at Collins Radio.  She retired from Collins in 2005.  She married James Meader on June 30, 2018.

Verna made cakes and cupcakes for every occasion, she loved to go bowling, and spend time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.   She tried never to miss an event that the grandkids were participating in.