Betty J. Wrensch

Dec. 21, 1923 - Oct. 7, 2009

Betty J. Wrensch, 85, of Watertown, passed away at her home on Wednesday evening, Oct. 7, 2009. The former Elizabeth Jane Westphal was born in Waukesha on Dec. 21, 1923, daughter of Walter and Katherine (Jaworski) Westphal. 

She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Waukesha. On Nov. 4, 1944, she married Delmar M. Wrensch in Little Rock, Ark. He preceded her in death Sept. 6, 1979.

Betty was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown. She was also a member of the Watertown Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post No. 7852, AARP and the Watertown Community Senior Center and volunteered at Marquardt Memorial Manor. She enjoyed bingo, crocheting, dancing, gambling, bus trips and traveling.

Survivors include her three daughters, Jean (Al) Altenburg of Watertown, Patricia Wrensch of Watertown and Sally (Dave) Wendt of Mercer; a son, Delmar (Ellen) Wrensch of Cupertino, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Brenda (Bryan) Gatzke, Tyson Wrensch, Mardell Wrensch, Kelly (Rob) Vogel, Matt (Samantha) Wendt, Mike Wendt and Joey Wendt; three great-grandchildren, Bryan Wendt, Zack Vogel and Alex Vogel; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Betty was the last member of her immediate family.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Jeanette Koloski; four brothers, Bill, Danny, Walter and David Westphal; a sister-in-law, Ruby Sykora; and her companion, Harris Boeder.

Visitation will be held from noon until the 3 p.m. funeral service Sunday, Oct. 11, at Hafemeister Funeral Home, 611 E. Main St., Watertown, with the Rev. Brian Wilk of St. Henry Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Johnson Creek.

Memorials are suggested to the charity of one’s choice.

Hafemeister Funeral Home, 920-261-2218, is serving the family.

(Freeman - Oct. 10, 2009)