Elizabeth A. ‘Betty’ Kral

Sept. 6, 1931 - May 17, 2011

Elizabeth A. "Betty" Kral of Waukesha was born to eternal life Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at the age of 79. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Mildred Van Bremen.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph, in 2005.

She was the endeared mother of Lanna (Norm) Gardner of Fayetteville, N.C., Joseph Jr. (Toni) of Brookfield and Jon (Vicki) of Birmingham, Ala. Betty is also survived by her sisters, Carol of Chambersburg, Pa., and Berta (Emerson) Cline of Georgetown, Texas; brothers, Lee (Jane) of New London, N.H., Gary (Karen) of Herndon, Va., and Larry of Alexandria, Va.; grandchildren, Heather, Sean, Angela, Joey, Ryan and Taylor; along with many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Betty worked as a county courthouse stenographer for 25 years in Greensburg, Pa., before retiring in 1982. She and her husband worked as resident managers at Brookfield Highlands in Waukesha from 1996 to 2004. Betty was also a very avid reader and had a passion for cooking.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. prayer service Saturday, May 21, at Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 W. North Ave., Brookfield. Private committal services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to AngelsGrace Hospice, W359-N7430 Brown St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066.

Becker Ritter Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 782-5330 or visit online at www.beckerritter.com.