Betty Kiistner

Obituary of Betty Kiistner

Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Kiistner

(August 17, 1947 - March 18, 2019)


Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Kiistner of Ferintosh, Alberta, formerly of Mayerthorpe, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019 at the age of 71 years.


I was born in the Hythe, Alberta Hospital on August 17, 1947. My parents were Isaac and Elizabeth Peters. I lived with my parents at Lynburn until I was in Grade 3, then we moved to Demmitt, Alberta. My dad worked as a planer Camp there. When I was in Grade 7 we moved to Grande Prairie for three months, and then we moved to Didsbury for five months, my mother and father cooked at a Bible camp, then we moved back to Grande Prairie again. 

I worked in many different places, mostly in food preparing, and also five years in a nursing home. In 1967, I married Fred Ramsay and had boys Allan and Duane, then another child who died from crib death at three weeks old. I met Albert Kiistner in 1976 and we were married for 29 years, he adopted my two boys. Albert passed away in 2005 from cancer. In 2006, I met Gary Hartman and we were together for years, until he passed away with cancer. I am still living in Ferintosh, Alberta. It is a nice little village, and I love living here. six

I have one son Allan Kiistner and his wife Tracy, I have a daughter-in-law Rhonda Kiistner. I have a niece just like a daughter, Tracy and Wade Eisert, step-son Doug and Christine Hartman; five grandchildren Michael (Des) Kiistner, Ronald (Amanda) Kiistner, Scott Kiistner, Chyna (Tyrell) Eisert, and Layne Gary Hartman; brother Jack (Margaret) Peters, and sisters Kathy (Bud) Veldhius, Susie Bartsch, Helena Bray, Margaret (Pete) Penner, Eva St. Onge (Billy McGonigal); and sister-in-law Shirley. 

I was predeceased by my parents Isaac and Elizabeth Peters; two sons Duane Kiistner and Raymond Waterhouse; first husband Albert Kiistner, second husband Gary Hartman; sister Agnes Kendrick; brother Sam Peters; three brothers-in-law David Penner, Gordon Wilf, and John Bartsch. 

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Elizabeth's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or to the Cross Cancer Institute.

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