Beverly J. Gatz (nee Douglas)

Beverly J. Gatz (nee Douglas) of Hartland passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at age 83.

Bev was a longtime member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was active in the choir and served as church secretary for 20 years. She spent many summer days on her lawn swing enjoying the outdoors.

She was the loving mother of Barry (Joyce) Gatz of Oconomowoc, Thomas (Bobbie) Gatz of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Lori Griffith of Iron River, Mich.; dear grandmother of Robert Gatz, James Gatz, Gwen (Fane) Ruppert, Alison Gatz, Renee Griffith and Rebecca Griffith; and great-grandmother of Blaine Gatz and Brandt Ruppert. She is further survived by her brother, Quentin "Sonny" (Vi) Douglas, and her sisters, Beatrice (the late Don) Knoll and Joanne (the late Lee) Reimer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton, and her granddaughter, Rachelle Griffith.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service Saturday, Feb. 2, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 415 W. Capitol Drive, Hartland, with the Rev. Steven Ristow officiating. Burial will follow in Lisbon-Merton Union Cemetery with Alison Gatz, Blaine Gatz, Steve Babler, Lucas Temme, Brandon Morrison, Fane Ruppert and Dennis Rasmussen serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Evert-Luko Funeral Home of Hartland is serving the family. For more information, call 367-2156 or visit online at www.evertlukofuneralhome.com.