Betty Spitzer

betty spitzer
Betty's prayer service and funeral service will be live streamed below starting at 2:00 PM Friday, March 26 and 2:00 PM Saturday, March 27. Betty's funeral service can be viewed live on Saturday below on Trinity Lutheran Church's YouTube channel: Betty Spitzer, age 89, went to her heavenly home March 23, 2021. Betty Jean (Fiscus) was born June 30, 1931 in Breckenridge, MN, to Jesse and Gertrude (Silvernail) Fiscus. She grew up and attended schools in Wahpeton, Milnor, and Gwinner before graduating from Lisbon High School. She attended and graduated from Valley City State Teacher’s College. Upon receiving her teaching certificate, she taught at Jackson School, a rural one room school between Oakes and Cogswell. She met her future husband Harold Spitzer roller skating in Lisbon. They shared the same birthdate 5 years apart. They were married September 10, 1950 in the Methodist Church in Lisbon, ND. They made their home on the family farm near Enderlin, ND. Together they raised 3 children, Lowell, Lonna and Sharee. Betty was a devoted farm wife and mother. She was a founding member of the Enderlin Area Rescue Squad. Betty had a strong faith in God and was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Enderlin serving on the church council, Esther circle, choir, bible school, music leader and quilting group. Betty also had her own business making wedding cakes. She loved gardening, music, sewing, quilting, baking, oil painting, singing, playing piano, time with family, and bible study each day. Betty was the family prayer warrior. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold, infant son Kerry Spitzer, parents; Jesse and Gertrude Fiscus, five half-brothers, Russell and Bert Fiscus, Sollomon and Loynol Durgin; 4 half-sisters, Pearl Fiscus, Rose (Durgin) Kemple, Dora (Durgin) Martin and Myrtle Durgin. She is survived by her 3 children; Lowell (Emma) Spitzer, Valley City, Lonna (Ron) Ristvedt, Fargo; Sharee (Tim) Femling, Pelican Rapids, MN; 6 grandchildren; Chey (Natalie) Spitzer, Melanie Spitzer, Justin Dehn, Shalonn (Brian) Simmons, Marissa (Glenn) Manning and JeNae Femling, and 6 great-grandchildren Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2021 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Visitation will continue from 12:00-2:00 p.m. with a Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Enderlin, ND. Services for Betty will be livestreamed on the Boulger Funeral Home website. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center. To sign the online guestbook, go to

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  1. Lonna I enjoyed getting to know your mom in Prime Time Choir and appreciated her sharing her talents with us! She was such a sweet lady! My sympathy to you and your family.

  2. So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to all for comfort through this time of grief.

  3. So sorry for the loss of Betty. She is a strong woman and a fighter. I am praying for God’s comfort, joy, peace, and strength to your family.

  4. She will be missed,she’s in a better place with family n friends. Hope she give everyone a hug from me up in heaven….always loved her smile. Miss you great aunt Betty jean.

  5. My deepest sympathies and prayers to you Lonna and Ron and your family. What a sweet, kind, and caring person she must have been. May you hold her memories close.

  6. Aunt Betty was a sweetheart. She was kind and so thoughtful of others. How many times she and Uncle Harold came to Nebraska to see Mom and Dad. After Dad died she still came to visit Mom. I enjoyed the visits so much. She was so talented. She painted a beautiful saw blade for each of us. Aunt Betty was fun to talk to when I would call her for family history facts. Her passing leaves a big hole in my heart. I’m so thankful that I got to join in her funeral on the computer. I hated not being there in person. Love and prayers to all the Spitzer family.

  7. Betty will be missed she was a great friend of our family and also a great godmother.

  8. So sorry that I missed Betty’s funeral…but I did not know about it.. I loved working with Betty on the squad. Ill never forget her… sorry for your loss.

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom always took the time to visit with me and was such a kind person. My heart goes out to you all. Sending love from the Daub’s!!

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