Betty Louise Polstra

Sept. 17, 1934 — Feb. 22, 2018

Betty Louise Polstra, 83, of Star City, passed away at 1:38 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac. 

Betty was born on Sept. 17, 1934, in Winamac, to the late Forrest and Elizabeth (Sera) Button. She graduated from Winamac, High School in 1951. On Oct. 4, 1953, Betty married the late Gerald Polstra in Winamac. She had worked as a phone operator at United Telephone Co., as a receptionist at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, and did alterations at Winamac Cleaners and Snow White Laundry. 

Betty was a member of the United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She was a former member of the Pulaski County Public Library Board. 

Betty enjoyed gardening, sewing and visiting with friends at Oak Grove. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her daughter Darlene [Alan] Daily of Star City; son Mike Polstra of Plymouth; grandchildren: Bobby [Tanya] Polstra, Chad [Kristine] Polstra, Natalie Daily-Federer, Sarah [Ben] Cody, Tasha [Jeff] Mitchell, Jess Daily, Josh [Jessica] Polstra, Steve [Katie] Polstra and Tarrah [Matt] Ledford; great-grandchildren: Kale Federer, Tanner Federer, Wren Mitchell, Payte Cody, Julian Polstra, Jenna Polstra and Ashton Polstra; sister Geneva McKinley of Winamac; brother Melvin [Cleta] Button of Winamac; brother-in-law Pat [Lois] Polstra of Lakeland, Florida; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Forrest “Frosty” and Elizabeth “Liz” (Sera) Button; husband Gerald “Jerry” Polstra; son Bruce Polstra; and sisters Judy [Jim] Hoover and Dorothy [Don] Beaver. 

Visitation was 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Funeral services followed at 4 p.m. at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Pastor Tom Richards officiated. Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Hickory Creek at Winamac or Star City United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

(Pulaski County Journal — Feb. 28, 2018)

Pulaski County Journal

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