Betty Van Heiden Rinderknecht of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Van Horne, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019, at West Ridge Care Center. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Teahen Funeral Home, 3100 F Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, at Zion Lutheran Church, 201 First Ave., Hiawatha. Burial will
be at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Newhall.
Betty was born May 10, 1925, to Anton and Bernice (Schultz) Van Heiden in Ackley, Iowa. She graduated from Ackley Public School in 1943 and later from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in education.
She married Carl Rinderknecht on June 1, 1948, at Grant Center Lutheran Church in Iowa Falls. They were parents of four children. Carl passed away in 2004. Betty taught school in Newhall, Blairstown and later Benton Community until her retirement.
Upon retirement, she and Carl enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Canada and also enjoyed attending spring training in Arizona. Before moving to Cedar Rapids, Betty was active in her church at St. Andrew's Lutheran in Van Horne. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Kay Bone; sons, Steve and Jim, all of Cedar Rapids, and her son, Keith (Lois) of Blaine, Minn. She also is survived by her grandchildren, Jacquie (Dan) Fitzgerald and Molly (Justin) Marlin of Cedar Rapids, Kati (Chad) Rainwater, Allyson (Steven) Bone, Andrew (Emily) Rinderknecht, and Bradley (Lilly) Rinderknecht, all of Minneapolis, and Joshua (Katie) Rinderknecht of Kentucky, along with 11 great-grandchildren. She also is survived by one sister, Mary Nelson of Lake City; and a sister-in-law, Judy (John) Schafer of Ackley.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and three sisters.
The family would like to thank West Ridge Care Center for their compassionate care over the past three years.
Online condolences can be left at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.