Bette Irene Wheeler

  • Born: November 24, 1927
  • Died: August 7, 2019
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

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4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Bette Irene Wheeler, 91 of Ankeny, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Taylor House in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Ankeny Church of the Brethren 417 SE Grant St., in Ankeny with burial to follow at Ankeny Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the Ankeny Church of the Brethren on Monday August 12, 2019 from 5-7:00 p.m.
Irene was born November 24, 1927 in Madrid, Iowa. To the parents of Arthur and Ruby Frise Frisk. She graduated from Elkhart high school in 1945. She was united in marriage to Robert B. Wheeler on January 17, 1953 in Ankeny, Iowa. She lived the rest of her life in Ankeny. She was a member of Ankeny Church of the Brethren, where she was an organist and pianist for the church. She enjoyed helping other people and putting others first. She also enjoyed traveling, especially back to Sweden where she took pride in her heritage.
Survivors include daughter Barbara Joslin of Texas; two sons, Brian (Dalma) Wheeler of Decatur, Georgia, Brad Wheeler of Ankeny; 7 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren; one brother Dale Frisk of Ankeny; one sister Martha Stephenson of Henderson, Nevada.
She was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Ruby; her husband Robert; one daughter Beverly Burchett; great-granddaughter Lindsey Wheeler-Takahashi; three brothers Wayne, Marvin, Homer Frisk; and one sister Maxine Blair.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Ankeny Church of the Brethren.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Betty's passing. She was a great lady.

Posted by Tammy Blaur - Ankeny, IA - Family   August 15, 2019

I am Homer Frisk's daughter and so I am Bette's niece! - Aunt Bette was one of my favorite aunts- I have many treasured memories with her and the family.

Growing up - we lived on a farm near Stanhope , Iowa and the Frisk's cousins and families would come up for a picnic or birthday parties--what fun we had --they all loved to see the farm animals and go on a wagon ride! My mother was good friends with Bette and they always had a good time together!

May God bless the family and give you all comfort at this time.
I will miss Bette! and I do miss my dad also! They are in a better place without pain! If you are saved and believe in Jesus Christ you will go to heaven!
Love to all the family--Jane Frisk Brobst

Posted by Jane Brobst - Catawissa, PA   August 14, 2019

Aunt Betty, You, one of my favorite people, took the very best care of my first daughter, Tara, so I could finish school. You helped me with cooking skills and how to make your home made beef and noodles. You always were a perfect, compassionate, soft spoken, and loving person for Tara and leave me some lovely memories...

Posted by Lynn Breese - Gilbert, AZ - Family   August 12, 2019

We all are so sorry to hear about Bette's passing. Such a sweet lady. I have fond memories of she and uncle Bob coming to Missouri to visit! Wish I could be there for her service. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Daleene Wade - Bucyrus, MO - Family   August 10, 2019

So sorry for your grandmother's passing. Tell your mom how sorry Ian.

Posted by Cindy Smiley - Mobile, AL - Family Friend   August 10, 2019