Betty Jane "B.J." Strohacker

Betty Jane "B.J." Strohacker, nee Sundberg, 89, of Manitowoc, formerly of West Bend and a longtime resident of Three Lakes, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007.

Betty was born Jan. 5, 1918 in Cmmonwealth, Wis., to Art and Pearl (Dupey) Sundberg, and on Nov. 6, 1942, was united in marriage to Robert C. Strohacker.

Bob passed away on May 27, 1983.

Betty graduated from Port Washngton High School in 1936 and Whitewater College with a degree in business education in 1940.

During World War II she taught in Randolph. In the 1960s, Betty returned to teaching at Kewaskum High School.

She and Bob retired to Three Lakes in 1974.

She was a member of St. Frances Catholic Cabrini Parish in West Bend and St. Theresa Parish in Three Lakes, and was active in a variety of community activities.

Betty trained and became a literacy volunteer during winters in Florida.

Betty was the most patient mother, the kindest friend and an excellent role model for all who knew her.

Betty is survived by her children, Kay Bed-narski of Manitowoc, Robin of Janesville and Mark of Panama City, Fla.; her grndchildren, Ann (Walter) Ciombor and David (Melissa) Bed-narski; and great-grandchildren, Sarah and Collin Ciom-bor and Paige and Matthew Bednarski.

She is also survived by cousins and many friends who all experienced and benefited from her friendship, love and optimistic view of life.

A memorial service and celebration of Betty’s life will be held in June of 2008.

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of the donor’s choice.