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Aldo Bettelli
(October 17, 1922 - March 23, 2007)

Aldo  Bettelli

U.S. Veteran Aldo Bettelli age 84 Died, Friday March 23, 2007 in Dalhart, Texas. Services will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, April 9th at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

On Friday , March 23, retired paratrooper Lt. Col. Aldo Bettelli made his last jump, the first combat jump being made on D-day into Normandy with the 82nd Airborne Division in 1944. His passing occurred after a prolonged struggle with Parkinsonís Disease.

Bettelli, a first generation American was born October 17, 1922 in Tollerberg, Colorado to Pietro and Teresa Bettelli who came to America from Italy via Ellis Island in 1914. A career army officer, he enlisted in 1942 and fought in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and retired in 1969. He continued his service with the Department of Defense as a civilian until 1992. He and Hela Becker of Saarbruecken were married in Bamberg, Germany July 25, 1949.

The deceased is survived by his wife, Hela, his daughters Sylvia Renick of Dalhart, TX and Clivia Baskin of Bedford, TX: grandchildren, Keir Renick, Margeaux and Tai Baskin: Siblings Iris Solina of California, Lilly Gallina of Italy, Miriam Junta and George Bettelli of Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Elso Bettelli , sister Nida Cornella, and granddaughter Maya Baskin.

Memorials may be made to the XIT Museum in Dalhart, TX

Dalhart Texan
Dalhart, TX
March 26, 2007

Florence Citizen
 
200 South Pikes Peak Ave.
Florence, Colorado 81226-1433

 

OBITUARIES
Aldo Bettelli

   Aldo Bettelli, 84, formerly of Florence [Colorado], died Friday, March 23, in Dalhart, Texas after a prolonged struggle with Parkinsonís Disease.
   He was born on Oct. 17, 1942 in Tollerberg, to Pietro and Tereas Bettelli.
   He graduated from Florence High School in 1942. He enlisted in the Army thereafter and fought in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired from the Army in 1969 and continued with the Department of Defense as a civilian until 1992.
   He married Hela Becker of Saarbruecken , Germany on July 25, 1949.
   He is survived by his wife, daughters Sylvia Renick of Dalhart, Texas, and Clivia Baskin of Bedford, Texas; grandchildren Keir Renick, Margeaux and Tai Baskin; siblings Iris Solina of Calif., Lilly Gallina of Italy and Miriam Junta and George Bettelli of Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, sister and a granddaughter.
Services were held on April 9 at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the XIT Museum in Dalhart, Texas.

(Photo courtesy Eddie Waren)
Grave marker for Aldo Bettelli at Section 15A Site 317 in the  Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Dalla (Dallas County),
Texas
 


RHEIN-NECKAR POST GR03 CMR 420, Box 2166 APO, AE 09063-2166

Sick call, Relief and Employment: Cmdr Sherman reported the demise of one of our  Comrades, Aldo Bettelli, one of the most respected members of the Heidelberg military community. Mrs. Bettelli is presently in Texas attending to the funeral. When she returns we will ask her is she would like us to hold a memorial to a departed comrade.
     We will drape the charter for the month of May 2007.

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