Elizabeth A. ‘Betty’ Sperber, 91

A funeral service for Elizabeth A. "Betty" Sperber of Grafton was held on Friday, May 25, 2012, at 3 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton. The Rev. Kenton Wendorf officiated the funeral service.

Interment took place at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Grafton.

Memorials to the St. Paul Quilters or the charity of your choice are appreciated. Please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com for online condolences.

Betty was born on Feb. 10, 1921, in Mequon, the daughter of Edward Rennicke and Rosalia (nee Schmidt) Rennicke. Betty was later united in marriage to Alfred "Allie" Sperber, on Dec. 28, 1940, at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, West Mequon. Their marriage was blessed with three children.

Betty worked at Tecumseh in Grafton for over 38 years as a machinist.

When she was not working, Betty enjoyed dancing polkas with her husband, and did so into her mid 80s. She was a very talented quilter, and up until last year, was still producing many colorful and beautiful quilts. Betty also enjoyed sewing cooking ginger snap cookies for her family, but her true love was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty was a member of the St. Paul Quilters as well as the St. Paul Ladies Aid.

Betty entered into the fullness of eternal life on May 22, 2012, at the age of 91.

Betty is survived by her children, Nancy Baehmann of Cedarburg, Lyle

(Terry) Sperber of Grafton, and Kathy (Gary) Zirtzlaff of Jackson; grandchildren, Keith (Marjie) Baehmann, Linda Baehmann, Kurt Baehmann, Sue (Dean) Van Hoogen, Christine (Chris) Capstran, Jim Sperber, Don (Claudette) Zirtzlaff and Andrew Zirtzlaff; great- grandchildren, Cody, Jacob, and Kelsey Capstran; Lucas and Sarah Sperber; and Amanda Zirtzlaff. She is further survived by sisters-in- law, Shirley Sells and Cora Rennicke; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Alfred "Allie" Sperber; sisters, Esther (Palmer) Gollnick, Dorothy (Fred) Wessel, Gertrude (Nelson Carron and Edwin Haas) Carron, and Erma (Harvey) Knepel; and brothers, Henry (Marie and Ardine) Rennicke, Arthur (Esther) Rennicke, Carl (Cora) Rennicke, and John ( Shirley) Rennicke.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory has served the family.