MONTICELLO -Betty Fistler, 90, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at University Hospitals in Iowa City following a brief illness. A Life Celebration Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday morning, Feb. 9, at the Goettsch Funeral Home in Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pastor Ed Moreano will officiate at the services. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at www. Goettschonline.com. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
Elizabeth Dena Brass was born Nov. 12, 1928, at Iowa Falls, Iowa. She was the daughter of Eppie and Margaret Boyenga Brass. Betty graduated from the Geneva High School in 1946 where she was a member of the girls’ basketball team. Elizabeth Brass married Donald Fistler on April 28, 1949, at Ackley, Iowa. The couple lived in Ackley where Betty and a partner owned and operated The Tot and Teen Shop. Betty and Don moved to Monticello in 1964 when they purchased the Monticello Shoppers Guide. They published the Shoppers Guide until 1987 when they retired.