Betty Lou Giger

Betty Lou Giger

OREGON — Betty Lou Giger, age 85, loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Dixon, IL. She was born on July 25, 1937 in Oregon, IL. She was the daughter of Clarence and Frances (Glawe) Jones. She graduated from Oregon schools and was an Oregon resident for many years.

Betty enjoyed making others laugh with her jokes, sewing and attending casinos. She enjoyed traveling and listening to Elvis Presley music. She cherished the companionship of her chihuahua, Peanuts, and tending to the neighborhood cats. 

Betty is survived by her son: David Arbogast of Beloit, WI, her daughter: Debora Reed of Rockford, IL; 2 sisters Ellen Mason of Oregon, and Mary Ann (Gary) Tarvestad of Rochelle, 1 brother Larry Bielema of Alabama. 2 Grandchildren: Samantha (Jeremy Kramer) Arbogast and Paul (Kelly) Gabucci Jr. 4 Great Grandchildren: Isabelle and Jordan Kramer, Gregory and Gabrielle Gabucci She also had many nieces, and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents: Clarence and Frances, former husband: Ted Arbogast, sister: Loretta Wolfe, brother: Roger Priddy, half-brother: Bill Glawe and half-sister: Delores Priddy.

A family graveside service will be held at the Riverview Cemetery in Oregon on May 20 at 11 a.m. A card may be sent to: 515 E Chamberlin St., Dixon, IL 61021.