Betty Lou Stelter, age 84, nee Rosenwinkel, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on November 13th, 2017

Stelter Betty LouBetty Lou Stelter, age 84, nee Rosenwinkel, of Lombard.  Loving wife of the late Henry C., Sr.; loving mother of James E. (Paula) of Villa Park, Christine (Stephen) Smith of Lombard, Catherine (Robert) Bles of Lombard and the late Henry C., Jr.; cherished grandmother of Katie (Brian) Nanak of Chicago, Andrew Smith of Chicago, Chrissy Stelter of Naperville, Daniel J. Stelter of Glen Ellyn and Jake Bles of Lombard; great-grandmother of Claire Nanak and Teddy Nanak of Chicago; sister of the late Gilbert and the late Marvin; sister-in-law of LaVerne Smith of Lombard, Emily Bonette and Audrey (Tony) Cooper of California; many other relatives, nephews and nieces; many friends.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 16, 4 – 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard.  Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 17, lying-in-state from 9:30 AM until time of service at 10:30 AM at St. John Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln Ave, Lombard.  Interment Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oak Brook Terrace, IL.

Betty Lou was raised in Lombard, a graduate of St. John’s Grade School and Glenbard West High School.  Betty Lou and Henry built their home in Lombard and lived there from 1954-1987, when they moved to East Troy, Wisconsin.  She moved back to Lombard in August 2016.  She was an active member of Good Shepherd in East Troy from 1987-2016 and at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Lombard where she was baptized, confirmed and married.  Betty Lou was active in the Bible Study at Lexington in Lombard and also volunteered in the office there.  She was a member of the Lexington Choir and a former member of the St. John’s Choir.

Memorials to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln Ave., Lombard, IL  60148 or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1936 Emery St, East Troy, WI  53120 appreciated.

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3 Comments so far ↓

  1. Daniel Stelter says:


    You were the most selfless, humble, giving, and caring person on the planet. There wasn’t a day that didn’t go by where i didn’t implement your amazing characteristics that you taught me in my life. God is so proud of you and what you stood for on this planet. I can’t imagine him being more excited to see anyone who ever lived then seeing you today. We all love you so much.


    Dad, Mom, Katie, Chrissy, Claire, Teddy, and Daniel.

  2. Diane Strickling says:

    Chris, Steve & Andrew:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Peace & love,
    Diane Strickling

  3. Cheryl says:

    My heart goes out to the family! Longevity is certainly a blessing, but death at any age is too soon. Death is unnatural and not a part of God’s original purpose, so for good reason the Bible calls death an enemy- one that God through Jesus Christ will soon eliminate (1 Corinthians 15:26). May this hope bring the family comfort during this difficult time. Click on the link for more comforting thoughts:

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