Betty (Marie Ellizabeth) Tlach

Betty (Marie Elizabeth) Tlach, 92, of Britt, formerly of Garner, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt surrounded by her children.

Due to CDC guidelines limiting the number of people at a gathering, a private family service will be held Saturday, March 21, 2020 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Duncan with Rev. Fr. Paul Lippstock officiating.  There will be a celebration of life held at a later date.  Burial will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Duncan.

There will be no visitation.  Cataldo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Tlach, the daughter of Frank and Bessie (Vonasek) Hejlik, was born March 27, 1927 on the Hejlik family farm west of Duncan.  She attended the rural schools of Britt Township through high school.  On November 18, 1947 she was married to George Tlach at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Duncan.  They lived on the Tlach family farm north of Duncan where they farmed together and raised their family.  In 1990, they moved to Garner.

Each spring Betty planted a bountiful vegetable garden and her flower gardens were always in bloom. She enjoyed baking, especially Czech pastries of kolache and rohlicky. Betty also spent numerous hours sewing however her true passion was making quilts for each of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren who she loved dearly. Betty and her husband, George, loved to dance and could often be seen dancing at the Duncan Community Hall with friends and family, even making trips to ballrooms around the Midwest.

Betty was a woman of great faith. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Garner, Catholic Daughters of the Americas and Rosary Society.

Betty is survived by her eight children, Irene Murphy of Clear Lake, Edwin (Marian) Tlach of Indianola, Ray (Kathy) Tlach of Britt, Rita (Terry) Madson of Garfield, AR, Monica (Randy) Olsen of Garner, Jerry (Carol) Tlach of Britt, Marge (Kelly) Rasmuson of Ankeny and Karen (John) Daniels of Webster City; 20 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; two sisters, Rosella (Dave) Tisl of Stewart, IA and Theresa Doran of Prescott Valley, AZ; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George; her parents; son-in-law, Robert Murphy; brother, Cletus (Adeane) Hejlik; two sisters, Alice (Bill) Martin and Mildred (Don) Neppl; and brother-in-law, Clifford Doran.

Cataldo Funeral Home 641-843-3811

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