Betty Jean Pfund
May 1, 1927 - January 17, 2018
Betty Jean Pfund, 90, of Morenci, died Wednesday afternoon, January 17, 2018, at the Hospice of Lenawee Home in Adrian. Born May 1, 1927, in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Jonas and Mildred (Metcalf) Speelman. She married Donald M. Pfund Sr. on December 31, 1947, and he survives.
Betty grew up living next to Bean Creek and was a lifelong resident of Morenci. One of her favorite things to do was reminiscing with her family about her childhood memories. She was a loving wife and mother, and she adored her grandchildren.
She enjoyed fishing until her health didn’t allow her to, and she loved afternoon drives searching for deer along the countryside. Betty also took great pleasure in watching her daytime television programs.
Surviving in addition to her husband of 70 years, Donald Sr., are four children, Sandra (Bill) Hilton, Tom Pfund, Gary (Judy) Pfund, and Debra (Larry) Lucas, all of Morenci; three siblings, Earl “John” (Shirley) Speelman of Morenci, Florence “Dutch” Lane of Hudson, and Gerald “Gene” (Mary) Speelman of Adrian; seven grandchildren, Bryan, Brad, Barry, Jill, Jade, Nicholas, and Ryan; four great-grandchildren, Mckenzie, Maggie, Billy, and Joey; two sisters-in-law, Naomi and Darlene Speelman, both of Morenci; her beloved dog, Mindy; and cat, Red.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Flora “Chip” Montague, Ella Mae Barnhart, and Juanita “Nete” Shoemaker; two brothers, Arthur “Boze” and Wade “Popeye” Speelman; and a son, Donald Pfund Jr.
In accordance with Betty’s wishes, all services will be private and burial will take place in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Arrangements are being handled by the Eagle Funeral Home in Morenci.
Memorial contributions in honor of Betty can be given to Hospice of Lenawee.