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Betty J. Wiederkehr, 86, Saint Meinrad

Betty J. Wiederkehr, 86, of Saint Meinrad passed away Friday, January 1, 2021, at Scenic Hills at the Monastery in Ferdinand. 

Betty was born July 29, 1934, in Mariah Hill, to Albert Sr. and Blanche (Hollander) Gogel. She was united in marriage with Joseph R. Wiederkehr on September 1, 1952 in Saint Meinrad. 

Betty was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Mary Help Of Christians Church. She was a homemaker, and enjoyed baking and spending time with her family. 

Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Joseph R. Wiederkehr; three sons, Gerald (Sue) Wiederkehr and Kelvin Wiederkehr, both of St. Meinrad, and Michael (Lorri) Wiederkehr of Evansville; five daughters, Janice (Paul) Wessel of Jasper, Sue (Kenny) Rickelman of Lamar, Doris (Glenn) Niehaus of St. Meinrad, Sheila (Scott) Aldridge of Ferdinand, and Barbara (Ronnie) Kessens of Siberia; 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; and one brother, Albert Gogel Jr. of Mariah Hill. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Claude, Robert, Elmer, Ralph, Chester and Kenneth Gogel and two brothers in infancy; and three sisters, Marcella Graman, Julietta Burger and one in infancy.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, January 4, in Mary Help of Christians Church, with burial following in the church cemetery. 

Condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

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