Betty L. Trefzger
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Betty L. Trefzger
  • February 5, 1932 - January 25, 2018
  • Illinois

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Betty L. Trefzger, 85 of Peoria, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
Born February 5, 1932 in Spring Bay, Illinois to John and Helen (Garber) Rogy; she married Thomas E. Trefzger, Sr on September 3, 1955 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peoria. He preceded her in death on April 27, 2017 in Peoria.
Also preceding in death were her parents and sister, Shirley Grimson.
Surviving are her sons, Thomas Trefzger, Jr and Timothy Trefzger, both of Peoria.
Betty was the sole graduate of the 1949 class at Spring Bay Township High School; a class of one.
In the 1950's she worked as a secretary at the former Bemis Bag Company and later in life was invited to become the Senior Citizens Coordinator for First English Lutheran Church in Peoria of which she was a member. In that position she organized activities for it's Young At Heart Club from 1978-2011. She was also active in the church's Ruth Circle and Quilters.
Betty volunteered for many of her children's activity groups when they were young and supported them in their endeavors. She was a member of the OSF St Francis Heart Rehab Group. She overcame her fear of water to become active in water aerobics to aid her health.
She is remembered as an outgoing person who made friends easily and for her dedication to her husband, visiting him every day of his five year stay at Lutheran Hilliside Village and helping care for him.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at First English Lutheran Church in Peoria with the Rev. Ryan Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Parkview Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00-6:00 pm Tuesday, January 30 at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel, 2021 N. University St in Peoria and 10:00-10:45 am Wednesday prior to services at her church.
Memorials are suggested to her church, the Lutheran Hillside Village Foundation or OSF Hospice.