Betty Fistler, 90, died on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clincs following a brief illness.
A Life Celebration service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pastor Ed Moreano will officiate at the services.
Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com.
Surviving are her daughter, Connie (Mike) Vincent, Keota; two grandsons, Jared (Hedi) Vincent, Ankeny, and Travis (Maria) Vincent, Clive; five grandchildren, Cole, Irie, Rowe, Callan and Alexa; and three step-grandchildren, Avery, Elsa and Augie.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don, in 1991; two brothers; and two sisters.
Elizabeth Dena Brass was born Nov. 12, 1928, in Iowa Falls, Iowa. She was the daughter of Eppie and Margaret Boyenga Brass. Betty graduated from Geneva High School in 1946, where she was a member of the girls' basketball team. Elizabeth Brass married Donald Fistler on April 28, 1949, in Ackley, Iowa. The couple lived in Ackley, where Betty and a partner owned and operated the Tot and Teen Shop. Betty and Don moved to Monticello in 1964, when they purchased the Monticello Shoppers' Guide. They published the Shoppers' Guide until 1987 when they retired. Following Don's death in 1991, Betty needed to be busy so she began to hostess at the Heights Supper Club. She also began taking bus trips to casinos and soon was organizing and hosting the trips. She hosted her last trips in the fall of 2017. Betty was an avid bridge player. She tried to play at least three times a week.