Bette M. Garms Landry (nee Daniel)
June 28, 1927 – Sept. 2, 2013
Bette M. Garms Landry (nee Daniel), a longtime resident of Waukesha, peacefully passed away at her home surrounded by her family Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at the age of 86. Bette was born June 28, 1927, in Buckman, Minn., the daughter of Nick and Sophia (Janson) Daniel. She was a graduate of St. John’s Cathedral High School in Milwaukee. Bette worked at the Falk Corp. for more than 22 years until her retirement in 1986. Bette was a very active member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Waukesha. She was sacristan of her parish for 15 years before her stroke in 2000. Bette was a eucharistic minister and lector. She served on the parish council, was a member of the Waukesha Catholic Study Club and a member of the Christian Mothers. Bette was a longtime member of the Serra Club and served as president for three years. She enjoyed golfing (taking part in two golf leagues a week up until age 73). Bette also enjoyed reading endless amounts of mysteries on her Kindle and never missed a televised Brewers game.
Bette was the youngest of 11 children. She is the beloved mother of Linda (Thomas) O’Mahar, Patrick Garms, Robert Garms, Susan (Joe) Cannella, Jeff (Dawn) Garms, Michael (Ora) Garms, Jill (Mark) Bachhuber, Jack (Lisa) Garms and Julie (Robert) Bell and the dear sister of Dorothy Garity. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Rosemary Daniel, Jean Daniel, Helen O’Connell and Marie Christine Garms; 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Rodney; her second husband, Howard; her two sons, Daniel and Billy Joe Garms; seven brothers; and two sisters.
Visitation will be held from 3:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Visitation continues from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, Sept. 7, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Howard Haase will officiate. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee.
In lieu of flowers, Masses in Bette’s name are appreciated, or memorials are appreciated to St. Mary Catholic Church (see address above).
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.