Betty Marie Lengel, 93

Betty Marie Lengel, 93, of Wabash, died at 11:40 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.  She was born Aug. 8, 1926 in Wabash, to Frank and Mae (Pattee) Burke.

Betty married Leon Lengel Jr. in East Pemming, Mich. on July 17, 1943; he died Nov. 21, 2019. She was a homemaker, was a private housekeeper, and also worked at U.S. Gypsum. Betty was a member of the Wabash Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, camping, and spending many years at Long Lake. She also enjoyed spending time with her family. 

She is survived by two children, Larry (Debbie) Lengel of North Manchester, and Sue (Bill) Bilbee of Wabash; five grandchildren, Jeff (Kris Steele) Figert, Heather (John) Ziko, and Julie (Vince) Holley, all of Wabash, Michael (Kim Rowe) Figert of Urbana, and Megan (Joseph Michael) Petro of LaFontaine; nine great-grandchildren, Mitch (Sylvia) Figert, Jacob Figert, Wyatt Brown, and Alexis Hyden, all of Wabash, Chris (Chelsea) Figert of Muncie, Grant Petro, Bailey Petro, and Madison Petro, all of LaFontaine, and Breklon Salyers of Urbana; and four great-great grandchildren, Haylee, Hayden, and Haynes Figert, all of Wabash, and Palmer Figert of Muncie.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, and two sisters.

Private services will be at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Kirk Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-6 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2020, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Museum.

The memorial guest book for Betty may be signed at

Posted on 2020 Jun 29