Betty Ellen Doede, 80

Betty Ellen Doede, nee Lallathin, 80, of West Bend, passed away on, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, surrounded by family at the Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk.

Betty was born on March 31, 1932, in Edgar, to the late John and Esther (nee Petri) Lallathin. She enjoyed playing the drums in her high school band, was the president of the student council and was also a cheerleader. Betty married her high school sweetheart, Richard Doede, on June 14, 1952. Together they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past June.

Betty loved to stay active by camping, traveling and enjoying the outdoors. She loved to cook and entertain. Betty also enjoyed making wreaths, wedding cakes, knitting, crocheting and embroidering. Above all Betty loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was very active in Trinity Lutheran Church, Meals on Wheels and as a caregiver for Kettle Moraine Hospice.

Betty is survived by her husband, Richard, of West Bend; her two children, David (Lee) Doede and Mary (John) Montag; grandchildren, Chad (Kelly), Craig (Jennifer), Cole, Amber (Dave), Joshua (Kelly), and Christopher Miller (Kaitlin); step-grandchildren: Amanda (John) Puls, Joshua Montag and Maggie Montag, great-grandchildren, Mitchell, Morgan, Lucas, Leyton, and Chase; step-great-grandchildren, Jack, Charlie and Theo; brother-in-law, Elgart Mueller; nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel W. Doede; parents; parents-in-law, William and Jewell Doede; two sisters, Shirley (Robert) Bauman and Eleanor Mueller; and special friends, Dan and Peggy Danecki.

A memorial service in remembrance of Betty will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 140 S. Seventh Ave., West Bend. Visitation will be at the church on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Merrill, at a later date.

Memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church, The Kathy Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association are greatly appreciated by the family.

Myrhum ~ Patten Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of Betty’s caregivers through her battle with Alzheimer’s and the loving staff at The Kathy Hospice.