Elizabeth Ann ‘Betsy’ Strigenz, 75
Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Strigenz, of Kewaskum, was born into eternal life on Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, at Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac.
She was born on August 29, 1933, in Wauwatosa, the daughter of the late Thomas E. and Aleta C. (Chadek) Walker, Sr. Betsy was a 1951 graduate of Wauwatosa High School and received her certificate in dental hygiene from Marquette University in 1953.
On Aug. 20, 1955, she was united in marriage to Dr. Anthony Strigenz at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wauwatosa. Together they had nine children, all of whom are either physicians or attorneys, of which she was most proud.
Betsy was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Michaels, the St. Michael’s Women’s Sodality and a CCD teacher. Betsy especially loved watching Marquette University basketball games, Green Bay Packer games and spending time at her beloved lake cottage in Presque Isle, Wis. with multiple generations of golden retrievers named Hans.
She will fondly be remembered as a member of the Kewaskum Women’s Club, a volunteer in the Farmington PTO and the Kewaskum School District and as one of the founders of the Kewaskum High School Booster Club.
Survivors include her loving husband of 53 years, Anthony; nine children, Deborah Strigenz of Kewaskum, Michael (Mary) Strigenz of Fond du Lac, Mark (Christine) Strigenz of Wauwatosa, Andrew (Christina) Strigenz of Clyde Hill, Washington, Anthony (Diane) Strigenz of Fond du Lac, Elizabeth (Mark) Bensen of West Bend, Thomas (Mandy) Strigenz of Papillion, Nebras-ka, Timothy (Kelly) Strigenz of Tampa, Florida and Carrie (Greg) Miljevich of Ironwood, Michigan; 17 grandchildren, Sarah, Daniel and Michael Strigenz, David Figge, Rebecca, Catherine, Nathan, Alec, Anna, Adam, Matthew, Scott and Heidi Strigenz, Elizabeth, Hannah and Ally Bensen and Sophia Miljevich; two brothers David (Thelma) Walker of Greenfield and Thomas II (Mary Jean) Walker of Orlando, Florida; a sister, Mary (John) Closs of New Jersey; and other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, Betsy was preceded in death by two brothers, Wade and John Walker.
Relatives and friends may call at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, St. Michaels from 10:00 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, Dec, 9, 2008, where a Mass of Christian burial for Betsy will be celebrated at noon. Father Edwin Kornath will officiate and burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Memorials to St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Dr. Anthony and Betsy Strigenz Kewaskum Youth Scholarship (KEYS) Fund or St. Agnes Hospice are appreciated.
The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Betsy’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.