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Connie Betz

July 11, 1937 - February 19, 2020
Saugatuck, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Connie L. Betz, age 82, of Saugatuck died Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Resthaven Care Center.

Connie worked at the Saugatuck/Douglas Schools in the food service department for many years. She enjoyed camping with her family and spending time with the grandchildren. Connie and her husband Dennis liked taking her dog Roscoe to the dog park and meeting other people. She always stood up for the underdog and always had a smile on her face.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Dennis Betz Sr., brothers, Mike Johnson, Gary Johnson, and Mel Johnson, sister, Beatrice Arnold and son-in-law, Douglas Sluis.

She is survived by her children: Terri and Dennis Michaels of Holland, Dennis Jr. Betz of Saugatuck, Susan and Craig Smeenge of Osseo, MI and Nancie Betz Sluis of Saugatuck; grandchildren: Kyle Sluis, Kerry Sluis, Austin Smeenge and Courtney Smeenge; brother: Tony and Linnea Johnson of Douglas; in-Laws: Patricia and David Webster of Port Sheldon, Tom and Dixie Betz of South Bend, IN and Peggy Johnson of Douglas; nieces, nephews and cousins.

There are no visitations or services planned. Burial will take place at Riverside – Saugatuck Chapel. Arrangements by Dykstra Funeral Homes – Saugatuck Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to your local Humane Society.