Betty L. Pistone

Betty L. Pistone

December 17, 1928 – September 23, 2022

VISITATION: Wednesday, September 28th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, September 29th at 10am, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 1248 S. 10th St. Interment, Hillcrest.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.

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Betty Lou Pistone was born on December 17, 1928 in Manning, Iowa.  She was preceded in death by her husband Fred; parents, Bert and Bess Olbertz; brothers, Phil and Dave; sisters, Mary Jo and Roberta; son-in-law, Jim Grassau;  and great-grandson, Daniel.

She is survived by her sister, Shirley Hoover (Bud); daughters: Vicki Grassau, Pat Moyer (Rollie), Theresa Hall (Dana), Julie Putnam (Bo), and Amy Moore (Scott); grandchildren: Mike Grassau (Dori), Chris McGrath (Neil), Karen Zink (Ron), Julie Digilio (Mark), Jen Moyer, Kelly Ottens (Jeff), Cathy Shoener (Ryan), Eric Moyer (Ashley), Heather Milburn (Daniel), Isaac Hall (Sarah), Alex Hall, Stephanie Putnam, Michelle Miller (Jeff), Britni Wydro (John), Austin Putnam (Nefertiti), McKenzie Moore, Nick Moore, and Caleb Moore; great-grandchildren: Ashley Greenway (Paul), Michael Inman (Lindsay), TJ Grassau, Kara Stark (Jordan), Colin McGrath, Jake Zink (Kristen), Devin McGrath (Kim), Madison Zink, Lydia Zink, Nadia Digilio, Anthony Digilio, Isaac Shoener, Samuel Shoener, Luke Ottens, Harrison Ottens, Jenna Ottens, Charlotte Moyer, Lexi Moyer, Miriam Milburn, Eve Milburn, Emmy Milburn, Tyler Witt, Jaxson Witt, Alyvia Miller, Colton Miller, Layla Wydro, Stella Wydro, Jayden Putnam, and Maia Putnam; great-great-grand-children: Ave Greenway, Emma Greenway, Sofia Greenway, Sydney Trujillo, and Clara Inman.

Betty Grew up in Manning, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska and married Fred in 1947.  Betty stayed at home raising their five daughters, and then worked for many years as a Parish Manager at St. Frances Cabrini Church.  She enjoyed scrapbooking, quilting, sewing , and embroidery, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Betty’s faith was an example to us all. We loved her quick wit and sense of humor and the love she showed to her many grandchildren.

Betty passed away peacefully on September 23, 2022 in her home surrounded by her family.



  • Mary Bush Posted September 25, 2022 2:27 pm

    Betty was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to so many. She will be greatly missed but lives on in her beautiful family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Hugs and much love 💕

  • Ed & Carole Anderson Posted September 25, 2022 5:12 pm

    We’re so sorry for your loss. May Betty’s soul rest in peace, and may God bring all of you comfort in His love.

  • Julie Wilkie Stephens Posted September 26, 2022 10:35 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Although I didn’t know your Mom. My mom and dad Bev an Warren Wilkie were good friends and hung out a lot. My dad was best friends with Fred and I often ate lunch with Fred. God bless and prayers of healing for you all. Sincerely, Julie Wilkie Stephens

  • Diane Inserra Posted September 27, 2022 6:07 am

    Your mother has always been an example to me of faith, love, family, and service.
    I have many memories of her. The ones that are special to me include the many smiles and warm greetings she had for me every time we met. Many of those times were during my childhood days St. Saint Francis Cabrini church and school. I always smile when I think of the time Amy and I were riding in your family car with her-was it the yellow and brown Suburban? She had Kenny Rogers playing and we were all singing along.
    Your mom loved you all so much. May God, the angels, archangels, and the Holy Spirit comfort you in the days, months, and years ahead.

    My love


  • Tina Nisi-Henderson Posted September 27, 2022 2:40 pm

    Betty Pistone was a wonderful person of faith, family and kindness! May God wrap his arms around all of you during this time!

  • Louie and Kathy Lee Sabarini Posted September 28, 2022 5:56 am

    Julie and Bo , our sincere condolences for your loss. Our prayers with you and the whole family during this time.
    Rev 21:4 “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

  • Louie & Kathy Lee Sabarini Posted September 28, 2022 10:36 am

    Julie and Bo, our sincere condolences for your loss. Our prayers with you and the whole family during this time. Rev 21:4

  • Carl and Jackie Henningsen Posted September 30, 2022 6:23 pm

    What a lovely way to celebrate the life of this talented and caring mother. The display of her quilts Was breath taking. It will be a memory to cherish. Our condolences to each of you!

  • Jeanie Monestero Mateljan Posted October 2, 2022 10:09 pm

    I am so sorry about your Mom Vicki. We were out of town. She was such a wonderful lady. We were definitely blessed with our Mom’s. God Bless you and your family Vicki.

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