Betty Ellen Doede, 80
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
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
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
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.