Elizabeth (Bette) Stepan
October 25, 2017
Elizabeth (Bette) Stepan, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday morning, October 22, 2017. As her health continued to decline, she remained encouraged, recalling Second Corinthians 4:16, "So we do not lose heart; though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day."
Bette was born June 23, 1930, to Peter and Olga Kuipers, whose families immigrated to America from the Netherlands. Her childhood at the family home on a dryland wheat farm south of Manhattan was a time of joyful adventures with her...