Betty J. Kuhl

Dec. 29, 1942 - Aug.17, 2008

Betty J. Kuhl, 65, of Mukwonago, passed away Sunday morning, Aug.17, 2008, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital following a 10-month courageous battle with cancer. The former Betty Jean Kuehn was born Dec. 29, 1942, in Watertown, the daughter of Oscar and Marguerite (Vergenz) Kuehn.

Betty was a 1960 graduate of Northwestern High School in Watertown. Betty received a degree in accounting from Madison Area Technical College. She had been married to John Wolter. On Nov. 16, 2001, she married Edwin Kuhl in Branson, Mo. Betty had been employed by the state of Wisconsin as an accountant in the Department of Corrections and by the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and Whitewater. Currently, she was employed by J.P. Tech in East Troy.

Survivors include her husband, Edwin of Mukwonago; four children, Andy Wolter and Kim (Wayne) Wolff, all of Watertown, Renee (James) Metzner of Stanley and Mike (Margaret) Wolter of Oconomowoc; three stepchildren, Gary (Jodi) Kuhl of Kenosha, Will (Terri) Thies and Diahann Kuhl, all of Whitewater; 10 grandchildren, Nic Wolter, Peyton Wolter, Erika Wolff, Taylor Wolff, Dillan Metzner, Hunter Metzner, Mason Wolter, Nathan Kuhl, Keefer Kuhl and Zachary Thies; two sisters, Lavonne (Tom) Schultz of Sun Prairie and Linda (Ronald) Maas of Watertown; two brothers, Larry (Annette) Kuehn of Watertown and Edward Kuehn of Billings, Mont.; and a sister-in-law, Judy Kuehn of Watertown.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Donald Kuehn.

Betty was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Mukwonago and a former member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Watertown. She was an avid polka dancer and enjoyed tennis, biking and gardening.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Hafemeister Funeral Home, 611 E. Main St., Watertown. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Thursday, Aug. 21, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Watertown, with the Rev. Keith Kuschel of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Mukwonago officiating. Burial will be at the Union Cemetery in the town of Watertown.

Memorials, if desired, may be directed to St. Johnís Lutheran Church Building Fund in Mukwonago or the American Cancer Society for melanoma research.

Hafemeister Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call (920) 261-2218.