Betty Christen-Nothem, 57, of West Bend died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at
the Aurora Medical Center Washington County.
She was born March 1, 1956, in Monticello, Minn., to Harold and Marie
(nee Brickweg) Christen and married Keith R. Nothem on May 29, 1982, at
Holy Angles Catholic Church.
Betty worked at WBKV for many years before working in sales and
marketing at Cedar Ridge. She then became the manager at Cedar Ridge
before becoming the director of marketing and sales for Cedar Community.
She was a member of Holy Angles for over 30 years and was a devout
Catholic. She belonged to the West Bend Jaycettes for a number of years
where she met her husband who was a Jaycee. Betty was an avid reader and
belonged to a monthly book club where she enjoyed not only the reading
but the friendships she established.
Betty is survived by her husband of 30 years, Keith; two daughters:
Tasha (Paul) Baures of Waukesha and Kate (Matt) Eiden of Albertville,
Minn.; and five grandchildren: Gabby, Willem, Sofia, Lucy and
Christopher. She is further survived by her mother Marie Christen of
Melrose, Minn.; four siblings: Harry (Dorothy) Christen of Duluth,
Minn., Duane Christen of Fosston, Minn., Mary Jane Christen of New
Munich, Minn. and Geraldine (Mark) Wirtanen of Cottage Grove, Minn.; her
mother-in-law Bealuh Nothem of West Bend; her brothers-in-law and
sisters- in-law: David (Carol) Nothem of Campbellsport, Mark (Nancy)
Nothem of West Bend, Sandy (Dave) Noegel of West Bend and Jeff (Lara)
Nothem of Mayville; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives, and
friends. Betty will be deeply missed by her close and loving family at
She is preceded in death by her father Harold Christen and her
father-in-law Ralph Nothem.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m. at
Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend with the Rev. Gerald Brittain
presiding. Burial will follow in Holy Angels Cemetery. Visitation will
be Saturday, at the church only from 9-10:45 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society of the Holy
Angels School Trust Fund are appreciated.
The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family.
Online guestbook and condolences are available at