Betty Jane Axler Paustian, 87

Betty Jane Axler Paustian, 87, of Traer, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Unity Point Health-Allen Hospital in Waterloo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 27, 2018, at 10:30 AM at the St. Paul Catholic Church in Traer with Father Michael Hutchison as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery in Traer. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 26, 2018, from 5-7 PM at the St. Paul Catholic Church.

Survivors include her children: David Axler, of Traer, Bonnie (John) Kopriva, of Traer, and Duane (Cindy) Axler, of Newton; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; step-children: Jerry Paustian, of Gladbrook, Judy (Ron) Dolash, of Toledo, and Joleen (Ron) Jepsen, of West Des Moines; one brother, Glen (Dorothy) Yuska, of Traer and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial fund has been established.

Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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