Betty L. Edwards
July 18, 1928 — Feb. 7, 2018
Betty L. Edwards, a lifelong Waukesha resident, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at the age of 89. She was born in Waukesha on July 18, 1928, the daughter of William and Agnes (nee Lamp) Turkoski.
On June 5, 1948, she married her beloved husband, Robert Edwards at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Together they were members of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and then Mount Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church for many years. At Mount Calvary, they started the Boy and Girl Pioneers Program and Betty was a girl Pioneer leader for many years. She was also very active in many other church activities including the church choir and teaching Sunday school. She was currently a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Betty was an avid walker, never missing a day of going on her daily walk. She also enjoyed swimming and loved the outdoors, whether it be tending to her garden, watching the birds, camping or hiking with her family. Betty and Robert enjoyed traveling together, but Betty was most at peace when she was at home. Betty will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She will be deeply missed by her loving husband of nearly 70 years, Robert of Waukesha; her three cherished children, Robert (Gail) Edwards of Phillips, Penny (Robert) Talley of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Susan (Duane) Dankert of Waukesha; her six precious grandchildren, Rebecca (Steve) Konen, Sarah (Mike) Nystrom, Sally (Nolan) Kopecky, Jeremy Edwards, Christopher (Kathryn Fischer) Dankert and Danielle Dankert; and six great-grandchildren, Ryan, Aralynn, Emily, Garrett, Eric and Talayla. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother William Turkoski.
Visitation will be held on Monday, February 12, from 11 a.m. until time of the 12:30 p.m. funeral service at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 700 Beechwood Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Jason C. Hacker will preside. Private burial will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield.
Memorials in Betty’s name are appreciated to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-5474035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.