Betty Nimtz

Betty Nimtz

Betty Nimtz of Otsego passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 in Kalamazoo. Betty was born August 2, 1927 in Otsego to Leon and Evelyn (Hoke) Filkins. Betty enjoyed golfing, bowling, working jigsaw puzzles and was a prolific reader. She worked for several years in the cafeteria for Otsego Public Schools and was a past Member of the Otsego Lady Elks.

On March 30, 1947 in Otsego she married Arthur Nimtz who survives. Also surviving are her children, Larry Nimtz of Otsego, Gary Nimtz of Holbrook, MA, Carol (Mike ) Miller of Otsego and Karen (Rick) Clemens of Kalamazoo; 5 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson; her siblings, Marian Mario of Galesburg, Jack Filkins of St. Petersburg, FL; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers Gary Filkins, Russell Fillkins and Bob Filkins and her sister, Gerry Moran.

Friends may meet with her family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held Monday at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor David Youngs officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Betty may be made to Otsego Elks or American Cancer Society.

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  1. Dave & Sharon Stalker says:

    Art: We didn’t get to know Betty very well, but you & she were part of our Whidden’s family. Know that you are in our thoughts & prayers.

  2. Jeanette Freeman(Lewis) says:


    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

    Jeanette (Lewis) Freeman

  3. Katherine Filkins Blais Guimond says:

    Although I have just learned of my recent extended family,Robert was my father. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.So very sorry for your loss. I wished that we could have met and I am very thankful for all the pictures that were sent to me.

  4. Jerry and Judy Shumaker says:

    For Art and Family: Please know that you are all in our thoughts. We were so sorry to read in the paper that you lost Betty. We hope your warm thoughts and memories will help you through your grief. Take care now.

  5. mr and mrs george hoots says:

    our thoughts and prayers are with the family

  6. Evelyn Murray says:

    Art, So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing, she will be missed at pot lucks at Whidden’s.

    My prayers are for peace and comfort for you and your family as you go thru these dark days. Please remember the good times you had together and know that God is always there for us!

    Sincerely, Evelyn Murray

  7. Basil Hammond says:

    Art, we are sad to hear of Betty’s passing, we send our love and prayers to you and your family. God Bless.

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