Elizabeth “Betty” Teeters


Elizabeth “Betty” Teeters, 68, of Crystal Springs Drive in the Town of Fredonia, died Thursday, March 18, 2010 at her residence.

She was born Aug. 24, 1942 in Phillips to John and Ruth Wanish Raap. She grew up in Ontanoggen, Mich., and after graduation moved to Milwaukee. She married Gerald Teeters on Oct. 24, 1964, at St. Rose of Lima Church in Milwaukee. They resided in Cedarburg for 11 years and moved to Fredonia in 1976.

Betty took care of her family and was a great baker and canner. She played the piano and organ since the age of 7 and used her talent to serve as church organist in her churches. She also played the accordion and enjoyed crafting and crocheting.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald “Jerry”; children Michael (Kim) Teeters of Mundelein, Ill., Patrick (Janel) Teeters of Elkhart Lake, Lori Buretz of Campbellsport and Jodi (Jeff) Voigt of Allenton.

Further survived by grandchildren Nicole, Jacob and Brittney Teeters, Justin Zilicke, Lindsay Buretz, Danielle (Jed) Stier, Michael, Joey, Devon, Derek and Mckayla Voigt; great-grandchildren Cameron, McKenzie, Keegan and Logan; her pets Rascal, Coco, Brandy and Simba; other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, William and Elmer Zwic,k and a grandson, Anthony Zilicke.

The Rev. Richard Fleischman will celebrate Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, at Holy Rosary Parish, St. Rose Chapel, 315 Fredonia Avenue, Fredonia. Visitation from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday at the Poole Funeral Home and from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Rose Chapel, Fredonia. Memorials appreciated. Poole Funeral Home, 203 N. Wisconsin St., Port Washington. www.poolefh.com or 284-4431.