Betty Jean Rasche, 86, of Ferdinand, died Sunday (February 2) at her home. She was born in St. Meinrad to John and Anna (Loehrlein) Hildenbrand July 17, 1927. She married Robert R. Rasche, Sr. November 18, 1947, in St. Meinrad Archabbey Church. He died in 1999.
Betty was a member of St. Ferdinand Catholic Church parish. She worked as a cook at the Golden Circle Nursing Home in Dale and at the convent in Ferdinand. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading, sewing, country drives, and attending family gatherings.
She is survived by five sons, Robert Rasche, Jr. and wife Diane, Mariah Hill, Lester and wife Ruth, Ferdinand, Steve and wife Jan, St. Meinrad, Donny and wife Martha, Ferdinand, and of Ferdinand, and Alan and wife Rhonda, St. Meinrad; four daughters, Linda Bouillon and husband Gary, Ireland, Carol Rasche, Ferdinand, Ann Schaeffer and husband Jeff, Birdseye, and Mary Rasche, Ferdinand; 24 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by one daughter, Peggy Faulkenberg, one son, Danny Rasche, one grandson, Jason Faulkenberg, four brothers, Robert, Herman, Eddie and Louie Hildenbrand, and two sisters, Agatha Hildenbrand and Elenora Schilling.
Funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following in the church cemetery. There will be no visitation. Condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.