Betty J. Huebner
May 15, 1928 — Dec. 16, 2017
Betty J. Huebner, age 89, of Watertown, passed away on Saturday, Dec.16, 2017, at Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek.
Betty Jean Jarmer, fourth child of Herman and Hazel Jarmer, was born on May 15, 1928 in Wauwatosa. She was baptized on March 31, 1929.
Betty attended Hi Mount Grade School, Steuber Junior High and was a 1946 graduate of Washington High School.
In her early years, she worked in retail sales enjoying and loving people. Music was always one of her greatest joys, having taught beginner piano lessons to eager youngsters. Her marriage to the love of her life, Harley J. Huebner, took place on the sixth of November, 1948, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ixonia with Pastor Otto Pagels performing the ceremony. They always attended services and never missed a Bible Study. Harley preceded her in death on May 6, 1998, at 75 years of age. Besides being a busy farmer’s wife, she managed a toy shop in Oconomowoc and was a tour guide at her “second home,” the Octagon House in Watertown. Betty also was a “demo” lady in grocery stores, feeding nice people “goodies.” She was a charter member of the Happy Homemakers Club and a leader in the Ixonia Victory 4-H club.
Betty was a member of the Dodge/Jefferson County Genealogical Society, the Watertown Historical Society as well as the Watertown Senior Center. She spent many years doing mission work at the Alpha Life Resource Center. Her love of family took Harley and her on country wide travels to compile family histories.
Her life was blessed with four children: Janet (Robert), Karen, Ned (Judy) and Andrew (Kristin); six more blessings followed, grandchildren Merissa (Daniel), Mitchell (Katherine), Charlotte, Samantha, Benjamin and Matthew. She is survived by her “forever sister,” Mildred, and her husband, Carl; special loved ones remembered include, Godson, Richard (Kaye); nephew, Paul; together in church, Pastor Ewerdt and his visits and tea parties; years of memories with Shirley; Arby’s buddies Judy and Joanne; special gals Pam and Rhonda; brother- in-law Erwin and his dear wife, Gloria; sister-in-law Carol; special friend Carol from Bible Class as well as her adopted Sunnyfield family, Don, Rachel, Patience and Dog. She was preceded in death by her dear sister, Ruth, and her husband, Ray, who are waiting to greet her in heaven.
A memorial service will take place on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ixonia with the Rev. Joel Free officiating. Family and friends may gather at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial took place on Monday, Dec. 18, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Ixonia. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to the charity of one’s choice.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.