Betty Jane Anspach
Betty J. Anspach, 89, of Fremont, Ohio passed away peacefully on Good Friday, April 2, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 20, 1931 in Bellevue to the late Anthony and Julia LaPata. A 1949 graduate of Bellevue High School, Betty was a Music Award recipient for Mixed and Prelude Choir, and was involved in Y-Teens, Girls Intramural Athletics, Business Club and Future Homemakers of America.
Betty married John B. Anspach on July 5, 1954 at Immaculate Conception Church in Bellevue, Ohio. Betty and John met on her 21st birthday at Rainbow Gardens in Fremont, and were inseparable ever after until his death in 2018. Married for 64 years, they truly had a fun and enjoyable life together filled with many happy family memories and an abundance of friends.
Betty was a wonderful wife and mother who loved cooking for and catering to her children and grandchildren, no matter how old they were. A friend to many, she made everyone feel so at home and comfortable while visiting. She was always on top of the current news, trends and weather -- and loved face timing her children when she couldn’t be with them. Her favorite memories included hosting Fourth of July parties for friends and family for many years. And, all of her grandchildren have fond summer memories of swimming and camp outs at grandma and grandpa’s house, as well as her grand variety of food selections at holiday time.
Betty and John enjoyed travelling with their children all over the United States, and then in their later years travelled to Europe and Hawaii and numerous cruise trips to Alaska, Mexico, and the Caribbean Islands. They spent many winters in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They also served as Tour Guides for Memorial Hospital’s Golden Threads Program for several years, and always provided a fun time for trip attendees.
A life-long Catholic, Betty was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Bellevue and then St. Ann Catholic Church in Fremont. Her spirituality and faith were a vital part of her life and she continually added friends and family in need to her prayer list. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Betty is survived by her three children: John (Lorena) Anspach of Fontana Dam, North Carolina; Thomas (Nanette) Anspach of Corbin, Kentucky; and Lynn Eicher of Perrysburg, Ohio; ten grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; siblings Tony (Pat) LaPata of Sandusky, Ohio; Mary Farley of Toledo, Ohio; Phyllis Fiala of Lorain, Ohio; and Jack (Dottie) LaPata of Huron, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents; premature birth infant sons Joseph and Lon; and grandson, Thomas Anspach II.
Visitation for Betty will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm with a Vigil starting at 6:30 pm at Hanneman-Chudzinski-Keller ,416 S. Arch St. Fremont, Ohio. A Funeral Mass for Betty will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 10:00 am at Saint Ann Catholic Church, 1021 W State St, Fremont, OH 43420. Burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann Catholic Church in Fremont, Ohio or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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