Betty Wubbena Obituary, Death – Betty Jo Wubbena, 88, died peacefully on Sunday, November 13th, at her home in Forreston, IL, surrounded by her family. On April 1, 1934, in Union, Iowa, he was born to John and Lula (Allen) Gale. Betty married her true love, Phillip M. Wubbena, on February 1, 1953, in Sterling. They were the parents of four children and eight grandkids. Betty arrived in search of humble beginnings. She learned to appreciate the little things in life during the Great Depression. She desired nothing yet believed she had everything. When she was aiding people, she was usually cheery. Betty once said that God told her that her mission on earth was to unconditionally love and serve others.
Betty enchanted everyone she met with her warmth, wit, and sense of humor. Betty’s heart was open to all, without judgment, and completely pure. She was a lovely private lady with impeccable composure. Her family was her greatest source of pride and joy. They will claim she was an excellent mother and grandmother. They were completely smitten by her. Betty was a devout Christian who loved going to church and playing hymns on her piano. Betty’s death exemplifies the fact of eternal life in Christ. In 1959, Phil and Betty established Phil’s Fresh Eggs, Inc. Their premium egg brand swiftly established itself as a paradigm for the modern ethical animal feeding sector.
Both Phil and Betty were inventors in their own right, demonstrating that a good idea paired with hard work can result in a successful business. Betty attended the Forreston Reformed Church. Rodney (Denise) Wubbena of Belvidere, Audrey (Tim) Padden of Palatine, and Keith (Helen) Wubbena of Stillman Valley survive her, as do grandchildren Katrina and Jon Strich, Anne and Jane Wubbena, Brittany and Edward Padden, and Samuel and Carly Wubbena. Her devoted husband Phil, parents, and nine siblings preceded her in death. Private services will be performed in the Forreston Reformed Church, and burial will take place in the Forreston White Oak Cemetery. Donations to the Forreston Reformed Church can be offered in lieu of flowers.