Bette L. Tellock, 87

Bette L. Tellock of Saukville went home to Heaven on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton. She was 87 years old.

Bette was born in Milwaukee on May 1, 1925, the daughter of Max Arthur Lehfeldt and Mabel Hackendahl Lehfeldt. On Dec. 14, 1946, she married the love of her life, James Tellock, in Milwaukee. In the 1970s, the couple moved to Florida, where Mrs. Tellock worked as a bank teller for many years.

After 30 years, the couple returned to Wisconsin and made their home in Saukville.

She enjoyed sewing and knitting activities, and was an avid reader.

Her true passion in life was being a loving mother to her children.

Bette is survived by her loving children, Lori Ann (Tim) Brauer of Grafton and David James (Denise) Tellock of Greenwood, S.C. She is further survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many caring friends as well as her furry friends, Missi and Brandi.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James, who is patiently waiting for her to join him; her daughter, Terri Lynn Greene; and her brother, Robert Paul Lehfeldt.

In accordance with Bette’s wishes, private family services were held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton.

The Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left at

Bette’s family would like to thank the staff at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton for their care and compassion.