Betty J. Laufer, 82


Betty J. Laufer (nee Martin), 82, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011.

She was born on Nov. 17, 1928, in the town of Wayne to Phillip and Sylvia (nee Thurk) Martin. Betty married Edward J. Laufer on Oct. 8, 1949.

Betty worked for 29 years as a dental assistant for Dr. Bruce Leberecht. She enjoyed playing cards, golfing, knitting, crocheting and tending to the lilies in her garden. She was a member of both Holy Angels Catholic Church and the Catholic Order of Foresters for over 62 years.

Betty is survived by her children, Terry Laufer and Sue (Stan) Schmidt. She is further survived by her sister, Gladys Giese; sisters-in-law, Eleanore Fischer and Marion Wojtalewicz; and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Laufer; parents, Phillip and Sylvia Martin; in-laws, Lawrence and Josephine Laufer, two brothers, Melvin and Ervin Martin; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Fischer.

 A Mass of Christian burial for Betty will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 138 N. 8th Ave., West Bend, with the Rev. Jerry Brittain presiding. Visitation will be at the church only on Thursday, April 14, from 4 p.m. until 6:15 p.m. Friends and family will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 15, at Holy Angels Catholic Cemetery for the committal service.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Charles Kaufmann and the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital, West Bend, for their care and compassion for Betty.