Alvin J. Betker

Aug. 30, 1911 - Dec. 14, 2007

Alvin J. Betker of Waukesha found peace Dec. 14, 2007, at AngelsGrace hospice in Oconomowoc at age 96. Alvin was born Aug. 30, 1911, the son of the late James Herman Betker and Josephine (nee Glasenap) Betker.

He married Elsie Roth on April 16, 1933, and was married for 63 years until her death June 12, 1995. He worked at Portic (Butler Bin) until he retired and then worked for his son-in-law at Broadway Standard station until it closed. He then was a crossing guard until he retired in 1991. He served as secretary of the union at Portic until he retired. He played dartball in a city league, which won many championships, and he liked to garden.

He was the loving father of Geraldine (the late William) Kabitzke of Waukesha; grandfather of Melody Pauer; great-grandfather of Stefanie Fox and Kevin Ziolkowski; and great-great-grandfather to Connor, Grace and Zander. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to he parents and his wife, Elsie, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Ed (Marcella) Betker, Ramon, Eugene and Clarence (Myrtle) Betker.

Visitation and services will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Funeral Services will begin at 11 a.m. Graveside Services will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Elmbrook Humane Society, 20950 Enterprise Ave., Brookfield, WI 53045, or to St. Mary’s Parish, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

For further information or directions, please call Randle-Dable Funeral Home at 547-4035. To leave the family an online tribute message, please visit www.waukeshafunerals.com.