Elizabeth (Betty) Fink Fiechtner

(June 21, 1918 - Aug. 12, 2018)


Elizabeth (Betty) Fink Fiechtner was given life by her Creator and entered this world on June 21, 1918. She was the daughter of Carl B. and Amelia Fink, who emigrated here from Underwalden, Russia. This glorious event took place at the family farm near Kane, Wyoming.

On Sept. 8, 2018, Elizabeth received the gift of Holy Baptism by Pastor L.W. Spitz. Her sponsors were Carl Newman and Katrina Winterholler. On May 14, 1933, Elizabeth publicly confessed her faith and was confirmed as a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church by Pastor G.D. Ludwing in Lovell.

Elizabeth attended Wyoming Sunlight School near the family farm at Kane and St. John’s German Lutheran School in Lovell. Over the years, she worked in department stores, cafes and as a housekeeper. She and her sister Katherine cooked at the Two Dot Ranch in the 1930s.

On June 21, 1948, Elizabeth was married to Arndt (Art) Fiechtner at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lovell by Pastor A.W. Siebert.

Art operated Teton Barber Shop in Powell for many years beginning in the 1930s. Art and Betty were members of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Art and Betty taught Sunday School and were members of International Lutheran Laymen’s League and attended national conventions across the United States and Canada. Elizabeth loved working in her yard and flower garden and attending her roses. She was still working in her yard until the age of 96.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by sisters, Amelia Clem, Katherine Wegner, Sophie Winterholler and brothers Carl, William, Alex, Fritz and Albert Fink; two nieces, Joanne Bradley and Betty Asay; and two nephews, Jerry and Gerald Fink.

Survivors are nieces Edna Tippetts, Loretta Kolb and Joyce Van Syoc; and nephews William Fink, Dennis Wegner and Stanley Wegner.

On Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at the age of 100 years, Betty was blessed by God for a peaceful departure from this world and taken into the arms of her Savior.

Funeral services will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Powell on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at 2 p.m. Viewing will be Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at the church at 7 p.m.

Burial will be in the Crown Hill Cemetery.

The family has requested that condolences be sent to them online at www.thompsonfuneral.net, or to P.O. Box 807, Powell WY 82435.