BettyAnn Gieck

BettyAnn F. Gieck, 63, Belle, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at the Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.  

She was born Jan. 14, 1956, to Elmer and Dixie (Cutsforth) Sakkinen, in College Grove, Ore.  

She was united in marriage to Thomas Gieck, June 30, 1979, in Bland.

BettyAnn was an area resident for over 40 years. She enjoyed fishing, doing word puzzle books and interacting on social media with her family and friends. BettyAnn was an animal lover and had many pets around the house that she cared for. Her greatest joy was time spent with her family.

She was preceded in death by parents, Elmer and Dixie; brothers, Michael and Billy Sakkinen, both in infancy, and Carl Sakkinen.

She is survived by husband, Thomas; brother, Dan Sakkinen and wife Brenda of Jefferson City; sister, Jeri Mistler and husband Brian of Belle; nieces and nephews, Garry Parker, Cherie James and husband Chad, Patrick Mistler and wife Trish, Heather Lenning, Jennifer Sakkinen, Derrick DiNatale, Christopher Mistler and wife Katie and Forest Sakkinen; great-nieces and great-nephews, Adelynn, Teagan, Mason, Oliver, Koralynn, Maebri and David; parents-in-law, Boyd and Betty Gieck; sister-in-law, Mary DiNatale and husband Doug; and many extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be (today) Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 9-11 a.m. at Sassmann’s Chapel in Belle. Funeral services will follow with Pastor David Roth officiating. Interment will be in the Schanning Cemetery. Memorial contributions suggested to the Schanning Cemetery Fund.

Arrangements entrusted to Sassmann’s Chapel, Belle.