Bethlyn Jane Biddick

Aug. 18, 1922 Jan. 12, 2010

Bethlyn Jane Biddick of East Troy passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at Angels-Grace Hospice in Oconomowoc. She was 87.

Jane was born in Livingston on Aug. 18, 1922, the daughter of Donald and Viola (nee Williams) Livingston. She was a graduate of Livingston High School, received her Bachelor of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and a degree in library science from Silver Lake College in Manitowoc.

On July 1, 1944, she married William E. Biddick in Manassas, Va. William preceded her in death in 1979.

Jane was a former teacher and librarian at Valders Elementary School in Valders. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Faith Lutheran Church Women, Valders Teachers Associations, Lakeshore Spinners and the Shuttle Craft Weavers. Jane spent countless hours enjoying her hobbies of sewing, quilting, needlework, reading, spinning, weaving, cooking and observing nature. She especially enjoyed spending time in the Wisconsin North Woods and visiting with her friends and family.

Survivors include her children, Cristene (Lyn) Dueholm of Milltown and Thomas Biddick of East Troy; sisters-in-law, LaMira Riddiough of Sacramento, Calif., and June Biddick of Madison; brothers-in-law, John Biddick and family of Madison, Edward (Jean) Biddick of La Crosse and Fred Grover of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; and other relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Joan Grover.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service Friday, Jan. 15, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 211 Main St., Mukwonago. The Rev. Suellen Myers will officiate. Burial will take place at noon Saturday, Jan. 16, at Rock Church Cemetery in Livingston.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice or to any hospice organization.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services of Mukwonago is serving the family. For any other information, please call 363-7126, or visit on line at www.