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George Robert Betser, Jr., age 73, of Greenville, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Spectrum Health-Blodgett Hospital in East Grand Rapids.  The son of Reva (Klingensmith) & George Robert Betser, Sr., he was born on January 30, 1945 in Edmore and was a 1963 graduate of Greenville High School.  He then served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam Veteran, having earned the  Expert Marksmanship badge, National Defense Service medal, Vietnam Service medal, Vietnam Campaign medal, and the Good Conduct medal.

After returning to Michigan, he worked for many years at the former Ranney Refrigerator Co./Northland in Greenville, and retired from the American Seating Company in Grand Rapids.  He enjoyed golfing with his friends, Emmitt & Bob.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Betser;  and his parents.  Surviving are a son, James Betser;  three daughters, Georgia Betser of Gerald, Missouri, Jeanetta Stowe of Robertsville, Missouri, and Wendy Betser of Union, Missouri;  two brothers, Ron & Missy Betser of Greenville, and Steven & Cheryl Betser of Six Lakes;  six grandchildren, Cheyanne Betser, Jenna Stowe, Caleb Stowe, Joey Gordon, MacKenzi Gordon, and Johnathan Brinkley;  one great granddaughter, Ruth Patterson;  and many other dear relatives and friends.

Honoring George's wishes, cremation will take place and a celebration of life gathering for family and friends is being planned for a later date.  Instead of flowers, George would have appreciated contributions in his memory to the Dolores Halvorsen Memorial Food Pantry, in care of the  Lester J. Sitts V.F.W. Post 5065 Ladies Auxiliary, 209 Washington Street, Sheridan, MI 48884. 

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign George's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, honored providers of Veterans Funeral Care. 


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  1. Becky Clifton on April 24, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Wishing you and your family he deepest of sympathies for your loss. It is always a hard situation to say good bye to someone you love, especially your parents and grandparents. Never knew Jeanetta’s Dad but he was always special to her and Jena and Caleb, our hearts are saddened by his loss but know we are here for you should you need anything. Hugs and prayers for you and your family during this time.-á
    Becky Clifton and Donn Buckingham

  2. Jack Kurnat on April 25, 2018 at 12:00 am

  3. Jim Dakin on April 25, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Ron & entire Betser family. –á condolences being sent your way from an old neighborhood friend and fellow member of the Greenville High, Class of 1963.-á George was one of the best.

  4. Sheila Gavit on November 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I was married to George’s brother, Ron, for 11 years. George was such a nice guy….I remember well when he got home from Vietnam….RIP, sweet man

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