Age 88, beloved mother and grandmother, Betty Krohngold peacefully passed away July 19, 2016, with her family by her side. She was born October 9, 1927, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was the daughter of Alfred and Gertrude (Samuels) Feiler. Betty graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in medical technology. She worked at St. Lawrence Hospital as a medical technician, then as a civil rights investigator for the State of Michigan and as a compliance officer for the Michigan Department of Transportation. Betty’s love of gardening moved her to become a Master Gardener through Michigan State University. She also loved history, and was docent for the Michigan Historical Museum. She was the first female president of the Lansing Chapter of B’nai B’rith, and she operated her own public opinion survey business.
Betty was preceded in death by her first husband, Dr. Robert Goodman in 1983; and her second husband, Jacob Krohngold in 2015; sister, Saretta Ulrich; and brothers, Julian Feiler, Joseph Gelber and Leon Gelber. Surviving are: 3 sons, Kenneth (Sallie) Goodman of Kalamazoo, Thomas (Zaira) Goodman of Naples, Italy, and David Goodman of East Lansing; 4 grandchildren, Aaron (Christine Sauve) Goodman of Detroit, Keith Goodman and Ambra Goodman of Naples, Italy, Evan Goodman of Washington, D.C., as well as several cousins nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Rd., East Lansing, with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Shaarey Zedek, or to the charity of one’s choice, in memory of Betty Krohngold. Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.