Beatrice A. ‘Bea’ Landvatter
Beatrice A. "Bea" Landvatter (nee
Hafemann), 83, of West Bend, passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at Cedar
Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center in West Bend.
She was born on July 30, 1927, in Kewaskum, to the late Carl and Meta (nee
Johann) Hafemann. Bea graduated from Kewaskum High School in the class of
1945. On June 29, 1946, she was united in marriage to Edwin
"Bud" Landvatter at St. Lucas Lutheran Church in Kewaskum. Bud
preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 1989.
Bea was a woman of deep Christian faith whose greatest pleasure was being
a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She especially enjoyed time
spent with family and friends, of which she had many.
Bea worked many jobs over the years: 10 years at White House Milk Company,
seven years at West Bend News, as well as at Amity Corporation, the West
Bend Company, Sentry Foods and Serigraph.
She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Royal Neighbors of
America and Women of the Moose in West Bend.
Bea is survived by her son, Bill (Karen) Landvatter of Green Bay; seven
grandchildren, Laura (Pat) Stafford, Paul (Patricia) Landvatter, Penny
(Shannon) Haas, Haley (Kirk) Hemmen, Marnie Landvatter, Molly Roell and
Margo Roell; four great-grandchildren, Samantha Stafford, Jakob Stafford,
Nathan Stafford and Charles Landvatter; a sister, Arnita Berard of
Milwaukee; a son-in-law, Bobby Roell of West Bend; a daughter-in-law, Joy
(Rick) Reeves of Waupaca; a brother-in-law, John Landvatter of West Bend;
two sisters in-law, Dorothy Graff of West Bend and Doris Hafemann of
Bayfield; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bud; a daughter, Janet
Roell; a son, Charles Landvatter; a sister, Viola (Roy) Schreiber; a
brother, Bernard Hafemann; and two brothers-in-law, Lester (Florence)
Landvatter and Jack Graff.
Funeral services in remembrance of Bea will be held on Monday, Nov. 8 at 1
p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend.
The Rev. Darrin Wiebe of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church will officiate and
entombment will follow at Washington County Memorial Park. Visitation will
be at the funeral home on Monday from noon until the time of the service.
Memorials to Cedar Lake Health & Rehabilitation Center are appreciated
by the family.
Online guest book and condolences may be found at
The family would like to thank the wonderful, caring staff of Cedar
Community, especially Timber Cove.