Betty J. Freese


Betty J. Freese of Cullman, Ala. (formerly of Cedarburg) passed away at home on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013,after a brief illness.

She was born in New Castle, Pa., to Sara (Artz) and Fredrick Dangle. On July 23, 1949, she married John (Skinny) Freese. Following their marriage they moved to Wisconsin. Betty was a founding member of Faith Lutheran Church in Cedarburg.

She was avid seamstress and her house was always spotless. Betty enjoyed working as a waitress at some of the best restaurants in the Milwaukee area. In the early 1980s Betty partnered with a good friend to open a bakery in Thiensville, The Bakers Space.

She loved being generous to her children and grandchildren.

On Oct. 7, 1991, unexpectedly, Betty lost the love of her life, Skinny.

Betty leaves behind two daughters, Paula Ann (Ron) Wright of Cullman, Ala., and Susan Lee (John) Gonring of West Bend; five grandchildren, Kali Gonring (dear friend Justin Stone), Larissa Gonring and Adam Gonring, April Wright and Amy (Paul) Butcher; a sister Arlene (Dangle) Eithier; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends In addition to her husband, Betty was predeceased by her brothers and their wives, Richard and Yvonne Dangle and Robert and Colleen and Teruko Dangel, and brother-in-law Paul Ethier.

“Be happy with Dad, we love you Mom.”

A gathering will take place on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, from 2-2:45 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend (1420 W. Paradise Drive). A graveside service will take place at 3 p.m. at Washington County Memorial Park.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com