Betty M. Pfau

Betty M. Pfau, 90, of Waukesha, formerly of Canton, Ohio, passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Canton, a daughter of the late Edwin and Nellie Crites Oberlin, and was a resident most of her life until moving to Waukesha six years ago. Betty was a 1938 graduate of McKinley High School. She was a secretary at Loren Souers Junior High School for many years and also had been a legal secretary for attorney Virgil Hinton. Betty was a longtime member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, and also a member of North Canton Elks Lodge No. 2029 and The Rose Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, L.V. "Bud" Pfau, on Feb. 18, 2001; and a son, Paul Pfau, on July 23, 1992.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Judy Pfau of Waukesha four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren: Susan Pfau and her children, Kyra and Jaden; Brian (Tracy) Pfau and their children, Nathan, Izaac, and Addison; Steven (Magali) Pfau and their son, Ayden; and Justin (Jaimi) Pfau and their children, Colton and Carter. She is further survived by her cousin, Jean Streit of Canton.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the Formet-Clevenger & Gordon Funeral Home, 1803 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, Ohio. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at the funeral home with Rev. Jerry Snyder officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Hills Burial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association.

Formet-Clevenger & Gordon Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 330-456-4766 or visit online at