Elizabeth “Betty” (Axman) Angstadt

Oct. 25, 1926-Dec. 1, 2017

Elizabeth “Betty” (Ax-

man) Angstadt, the

daughter of Florian and

Mary Eva (Leboldus) Axt-

man was born on October

25, 1926 in the home of

parents in Tuscarora

Township, Pierce County,

North Dakota. She died at

the age of 91 years on Fri-

day, December 1, 2017 at

the Heart of America

Medical Center in Rugby,

North Dakota.

Betty attended rural ele-

mentary Brazil School #2

and graduated from Balta

High School. She then

completed a two-year cur-

riculum at Minot State

College and went on to

the University of North-

ern Colorado in Greeley,

Colorado where she

earned her Bachelor of

Science in Education.

Following college, she be-

gan her teaching career in

the same rural elementary

school that she had at-

tended. She also taught

in other elementary

schools in North Dakota,

Montana, Wyoming, Tex-

an and in the Military

schools in Tripoli, North

Africa and Ramstein, Ger-


She was once married

to Jack Angstadt. They

were married at the U.S.

Air Force Base in Ram-

stein, Germany, in De-

cember of 1960. Three

months later they were

transferred to the former

Amarillo Air Force Base,

Amarillo, Texas. She con-

tinued to live and teach in

Amarillo until she retired

in 1986 and returned to

Rugby to be near her fami-

ly. Her teaching career

extended 42 years. While

teaching in the Amarillo

school system, Betty en-

joyed working with stu-

dent teachers and often

stayed in contact as they

went on to their teaching

careers and was proud of

the accomplishments in


Betty was a member of

Little Flower Catholic

Church in Rugby and par-

ticipated in its Christian

Mothers and the Ministry

of Praise Society. For

many years, she volun-

teered at the Heart of

America Care Center and

at the Haaland Estates.

Betty enjoyed bowling

and was on a league for

several years. In her

spare time, she was busy

with craft projects and

cherished her lifetime

membership in the Re-

tired Teachers of Texas

Association. Betty was

fortunate to do some trav-

eling while over seas and

spent one Christmas in

the Holly Land and a

second Christmas in the

Vatican, traveled to Egypt

and in retirement to Alas-

ka. In her later years, Bet-

ty made her home at the

Haaland Estates Assisted

Living in Rugby.

Survivors: include a

brother-in-law, Nick

Schall Jr. of Rugby;

several nieces, nephews,

other relatives and

friends. She was preced-

ed in death by: her

parents; four brothers,

Andrew, Ludwig, Rochus

and August; two sisters,

Ann Schall and Helen


“May she rest in the

eternal peace of Christ”

Mass of Christian Buri-

al :will be held at 11:00

a.m. TODAY, Dec. 7th at

the Little Flower Catholic

Church in Rugby with

burial in the Mount Car-

mel Cemetery, Balta at

1:45 p.m. Father Tom

Graner, officiating.

Visitation: will from 9

a.m. until 10:30 a.m. TO-

DAY in the Anderson

Funeral Home, in Rugby.

There will be no reviewal

at the church.

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry: