Betty J. Schilberg


Nov. 19, 1925 - Nov. 21, 2013



Betty J. Schilberg, 88, of Oconomowoc, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family.


Betty Jane Kohls was born Nov. 19, 1925, to Louis and Johanna (Maas) Kohls. On July 26, 1947, she married LeRoy E. Schilberg at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown. He preceded her in death June 2, 2011. 


Betty was a graduate of Watertown High School and was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc. Betty enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She also liked playing cards.


Survivors include her five children, Larry (Bobbi) Schilberg, Sharon (Carl) Beyer, Debra (Tim) King and Tammy Lindemann, all of Watertown, and Brenda (Duane) Scherret of Reeseville; 12 grandchildren, Shaun (Andrea Watson) Schilberg, Terri Schilberg, Robin Beyer, Christopher Beyer, Brad Zoellick, Jodi (Andy Brinkmann) Zoellick, Jennifer (Tim) Sommers, Mike Lindemann, Kelly (Aaron Temby) Lindemann, Sara Lindemann, Whitney Scherret and Nathaniel Scherret; two step-grandchildren, CaTrina (Chris) Schwandt, and John (Nicole) King; seven great-grandchildren, Mariah Beyer, Cole Zoellick, Sierra Schilberg, Kaden Sommers, Carson Lindemann, Nolan Sommers and Nevaeh Beyer; three step-great-grandchildren, Alexia, Logan and Gavin Schwandt; a sister, Alice Krause; a brother, Kenny (Nancy) Kohls; a brother-in-law, Ross Canniff; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Betty was further preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Margie Watson, Evie Kohls and Shirley Canniff; and two brothers, Eugene Kohls and Richard Kohls.


The family would like to thank Shelley Myhre of Aurora VNA for all of her loving care and concern for both Mom and us.


Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 26, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc with the Rev. Steven Pagels officiating. Burial is in Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.


Memorials may be directed to the St. Matthew’s Pew Cushion Fund, Aurora Visiting Nurse Association or the charity of one’s choice. 


Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown, 920-261-2218, is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com