Betty J. Benson

Jan. 18, 1928 ó May 1, 2015

Lifelong Waukesha resident Betty J. Benson died Friday, May 1, 2015, at the age of 87. She was born January 18, 1928, to Elmer and Emma (nee Zimmerman) Schwulst.

After graduating from high school, Betty worked as a telephone operator for Wisconsin Bell and then as a sales manager for Kohlís Department Store, retiring in 1995. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church since 1993.

Betty will be sadly missed by her husband, Vernon, of Waukesha; her children, Jeff (Kim) Nordland of Phillips, Jennifer (Leonard) Caracci of Waukesha and Jeannie (Rick) Cruz of Waukesha; and stepchildren, John Benson of Texas and Beverly Benson of Waukesha. She was the dear grandmother to Andy Nordland, Tim Nordland, Lee (Jai) Caracci, Nick (Marina) Caracci, Joe (Mandi) Caracci, Tianna (Mark) Kliewer, Noelle Cruz and great-grandmother to Andrew, Elizabeth, Jaxson, Lilly, Chloe, Sofia and Wyatt. She is further survived by her sister, Lois (the late James) Stoll of Waukesha; brother, Eddie (Dorothy) Schwulst of Hartland; sisters-in-law, Karen Schwulst of Waukesha and Peg Schwulst of Mountain Home, Ark.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends further survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Nordland; daughter Ruth Ziemann; son-in-law Dan Ziemann; brothers Alvin, Melbert, Robert, Richard and Warren Schwulst; and sister Bernice (Walter) Kind.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 11, from 4:00PM until the 7:00PM memorial service at Randle- Dable Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Private Interment will take place at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials are appreciated to ProHealth Home Care & Hospice, 1020 James Drive, Suite E, Hartland, WI 53029.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.