Betty (Holtkamp) Bartlett

Betty (Holtkamp) Bartlett, 77, of Cameron passed away on Dec. 16, 2017, in Washington state with her daughter by her side after a year-long battle with cancer.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Cameron with Rev. Fred Hill officiating.

Betty was born June 23, 1940, on the family farm in Oenaville to Adolf and Hertha (Mesecke) Holtkamp. In April 1974, she was united in marriage to Army Veteran Joe Bartlett of Rockdale. They shared one daughter, Lisa (Bartlett) Klekar of Richland, Wash. She worked many years at local insurance agencies in Cameron and Rockdale. In her and Joe’s retirement years, they owned and operated Skeezix’s bar in Cameron where her fun and witty personality shined.

She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Klekar; sister, Patsy Tepe of Rosebud-Lott; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded by her husband, Joe Bartlett, in 2009. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society at 

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.