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Stephen "Steve" Betts

September 19, 1956 — March 29, 2024

Elkhart, IN

Stephen “Steve”  Betts, 67, passed away on Friday, March 29,2024 at the Center for Hospice Esther’s House in Elkhart, IN. Steve was born on September 19, 1956, in Carroll, IA to Cleo and Kae Betts.

Steve graduated from Memorial High School in Elkhart, IN, he earned his business administration degree from Indiana Institute of Technology in Ft. Wayne, IN. Steve honorably served his country in the United States Air Force. He formerly worked for carrier Corporation in Indianapolis, IN and for the IRS in Indianapolis, IN. Steve enjoyed all sports from table tennis to fast pitch softball, to pickleball. He was a member of Michiana Pickleball Club, their motto was “Best sport ever!”

Steve is survived by his parents Cleo and Kae Betts if Elkhart, IN; his children Scott Breitling of Glendale, AZ and Emily Breitling of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren Alexander and Ivy Breitling; and his sister Bonnie Bourn. Steve was preceded in death by his brother-in-law Ronald Dean Bourn.

In keeping with his wishes there will be no services. Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46514 is assisting his family. Online condolences may be made to Steve’s family at

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