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Catherine “Betts” E. Terwiske, age 85, of Ireland, Indiana, passed away at 8:53 p.m. on Friday (January 29, 2016) at home.

Betts was born in Ireland, Indiana on February 3, 1930 to Robert and Anna (Weidenbenner) Steinhart. She married Robert Terwiske Sr. on January 10, 1950 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland. He preceded her in death on September 11, 1985.

Betts was a graduate of Ireland High School.

Betts was a cook at Jasper High School.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, the St. Ann’s Society, and she volunteered for many organizations.

She enjoyed ceramics, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Four Daughters,
Rebecca Matheis, and husband Alan, Ireland, IN
Marcia Johanningsmeier, Haubstadt, IN
Regina Scherle, and husband Mike, Ireland, IN
Angela Hochgesang, and husband Bill, Celestine, IN
10 sons,
Stan Terwiske, and wife Julie, Oakland City, IN
Roland Terwiske, and wife Kathleen, Huntingburg, IN
Dave Terwiske, and wife Cindy, Haysville, IN
Bruce Terwiske, and wife Kay, Ireland, IN
Jeremy Terwiske, and wife Kathleen, Ireland, IN
Robert Terwiske Jr., Ireland, IN
Paul Terwiske , Jasper, IN
Joel Terwiske, Velpen, IN
Jason Terwiske, and wife Ann, Ireland, IN
George Terwiske, and wife Kristy, Ireland, IN
31 Grandchildren
27 Great grandchildren
One great great grandson
One sister,
Lucille Wehr, Ireland, IN
Two brothers,
Donnie Steinhart and wife Marilyn, Jasper
Ronald Steinhart and wife Evelyn, Dale

Preceding her in death besides her husband, is one son, John Terwiske, twin great grandchildren, and one son-in-law, Bill Johanningsmeier.

Funeral services for Catherine “Betts” E. (Steinhart) Terwiske will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday (February 3, 2016), at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland, IN, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday (February 2, 2016) at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. The St. Ann’s Society will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund or a favorite charity.

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