Bethel Wallner

KINGSFORD – Bethel F. Wallner, 92, of Kingsford, fell asleep in death Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.

She was born March 15, 1921, in Pentoga, Iron County, daughter of the late William and Apollonia (Briggs) Dexter.

Bethel grew up in Iron County and the Watersmeet area. She married Claude Wallner. He preceded her in death in 1999. After being married they lived in Iron River and later Oconto, Wis. They traveled extensively, moving to different areas as they followed Claude’s career on the railroad.

Bethel enjoyed archeology, searching for Indian artifacts, and picking berries and mushrooms.

Visitation will be Monday, Nov. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.

A celebration of life service will follow Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

She is survived by one son, Paul (Iris Furlo) Wallner of Kingsford; one brother, John (Eileen) Dexter of Duluth, Minn.; two grandchildren, Nathan and Chelsea; one great-grandson, Jameson, who she loved very dearly; and one sister-in-law, June Wallner of Kingsford.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Bethel, or leave a condolence for her family online at

The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain to honor Bethel’s legacy of life.