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Elizabeth “Betty” Marie Onken

Elizabeth “Betty” Marie Onken, 94, of Lincoln, formerly of Mason City passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at Timber Creek Village in Lincoln. She was born on November 15, 1928 in Mason City to Robert and Clara (Auxier) Cunningham. On June 20, 1948 in Easton she married John “Fritz” Onken. He preceded her in death in 2022. Betty is survived by daughter Debbie (Ken) Schweitzer of Lincoln, 5 grandchildren: Adam (Katie) Schweitzer, Hilary (Spence) Kelly, Elizabeth Onken, Jacob Onken, Michael Onken and 4 great-grandsons: Caleb, Wyatt, Austin, and Alex, and brother John (Janet) Cunningham. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Jay Onken, 3 brothers: Robert “Bob” Cunningham, Stanley Cunningham, and James Cunningham. Betty was valedictorian at Easton High School. She was a member of the DAR and the Mason City Woman’s Club. She worked as a secretary at Cunningham Agency and was a housewife. She was a member of the Mason City United Methodist Church. Betty was known for her cooking, and she never missed sending a birthday card to her family. The family wishes to especially thank the staff at Timber Creek Village for their loving care. A funeral will be held on Saturday, September 2 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mason City United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service also at the church, burial to follow at Mason City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mason City United Methodist Church or Timber Creek Village. Online condolences can be left at www.hurley fh.com. Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City is in charge of the arrangements.

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