Betty J. Edwards

April 29, 1931 – April 2, 2010

Betty J. Edwards of Dousman passed away Friday, April 2, 2010, at the age of 78. Betty was born April 29, 1931, to Fred and Anita Thelen.

Betty married Robert E. Edwards on Aug. 6, 1949, in Dousman. She was a house keeper at Three Pillars in Dousman for 30-plus years.

Betty is survived by her children, Kenneth (Carol) Edwards, Gary Edwards, Robert (fiancée Amy Peterson) Edwards, Douglas K. Edwards and Cindy Willey. She is further survived by her brothers, Lloyd (Annie) Thelen, Richard (Kathy) Thelen and Robert (Joyce) Thelen; sister-in-law, Barbara Thelen; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E.; son, Michael; brothers, Fred and Raymond; granddaughter, Krystal; and grandson, Joseph A. Edwards.

Visitation will be held from 3:30 p.m. until the 6:30 p.m. funeral service Friday, April 9, at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 36821 Sunset Drive, Dousman, WI 53118. Final rest will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at Ottawa Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to AngelsGrace Hospice or Emmanuel United Church of Christ.

The family would like to thank Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital ICU staff for all their kindness and support.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4459 or visit online at