Betty L. Ryba

Betty L. Ryba
August 14, 1944 – November 28, 2019

Survived by husband, Bob; children, Christie Ryba, Greg Ryba (Marissa), and Jeff Ryba (Brittney); grandchildren: Brooke, Bethany, Kaspar, and Isadora; siblings: Ron Freking (Janice), Sr. Marilyn Freking, Sr. Carole Freking, and Roseann Harvat (Tom); nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends Thursday, December 5th from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by a VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, December 6th, 10:30am, St. Gerald Catholic Church (9602 Q. St.).  INTERMENT: Omaha National Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Sister Water Project, Sisters of St. Francis, Dubuque, IA.





  • Beverly Hagerty Posted December 1, 2019 9:11 am

    My heart goes out to Betty’s family during this difficult time. I hope you take solace in knowing that she is with her God in Heaven.

  • Allison Page Posted December 1, 2019 1:18 pm

    You will surely be missed Betty! You’re one of the nicest, sweetest people I ever had the pleasure to meet. I’m honored to have known you, and called you my friend. Until we meet again….

  • Sister Mary Clare O’Toole Posted December 2, 2019 9:31 am

    Please know that the sisters in Dubuque are praying for you these days. The Freking family was a pillar to St Mary Parish in Remsen. I taught at the high school and knew of their support for the parish and the school. God is rewarding Betty’s faithful service.

  • Carol Wandrey Squires Posted December 2, 2019 12:19 pm

    Sr. Carole,

    My sincere condolescences to you and your family. May you find peace and comfort in treasured memories.


    Carol Wandrey Squires

  • Barb Mendoza Posted December 2, 2019 8:31 pm

    Hi Sr Carole,
    My prayer and thoughts are with you and your family. Blessings to all of you.

    In sympathy,

  • Julie McCoy Posted December 2, 2019 10:59 pm

    To Bob and Betty’s family:
    Betty was an exceptional person, lovable and kind and will be missed. A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, and through us, they live on. My heart and prayers go out to you and her family.

  • Lynn Wandrey Posted December 2, 2019 11:50 pm

    Sr. Carole – I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Linda Logas Posted December 3, 2019 5:17 pm

    I have known Betty for almost 40 years ; she was my best friend, confidante, and fun loving buddy. I will so miss her bubbly personality, bright engaging smile, and her infectious laugh. My sincere condolences to her family and friends. I will need time to light up my own world with laughter, smiles, and new light in such a way as Betty has done for me and many others throughout her life.The lives of many people will be rather dark and sad for awhile on earth as our lives go on, and I know Betty is bringing much light and happiness to all the people in her life, with her everlasting bright smile and giggle in a wonderful pain free atmosphere up high above in that wonderful peaceful place called heaven. Knowing my sweet beloved friend, she is up there sending prayers and insight and comfort to all of us, to help us cope and smile with joy when thinking of all our great memories, as we continue our lives on earth. I will always have you in my heart and mind; Linda Logas

  • Roger and Maddie Posted December 4, 2019 7:29 pm

    . Betty was a Grandma to all of us. We have been privileged to know her.

  • Erin Haney Iselin Posted December 6, 2019 10:15 am

    Greg and family, so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with all of you.

  • Jerrie Dayton Posted December 6, 2019 3:28 pm

    I only met Betty a couple of times but was impressed with what a sweet personality she had. I worked with her husband Bob for about 7 years. A truly nice man and it was so obvious that he loved his wife and family more than anything. I am wishing you all strength and peace in the days ahead. So sorry for your loss.

  • Anita Hagerty Posted December 7, 2019 12:17 pm

    Dear Bob and family
    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Betty. She was a one and only. The mold was broken when she was born. Betty and I worked for DHS for many years. Enjoyed hearing her infectious laugh thru out the offices. Bob take care and we will pray for you.

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