Betty Jane Fryda, 79

Betty Jane Fryda of Sussex was called to her eternal home on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at the age of 79. She was born in Grafton on June 9, 1934.

Betty was the devoted wife of Bob, her husband of 61 years; cherished mother of Vicki (Jim) Duwe, Denise Fryda, Mike (Penny) Fryda, and Sue (Larry)Marincic; beloved grandmother of Katy (Wes) Katzman, Suzy (Brett) Weeks, Kristina (Matt) Hopkins, Robert (Sarah) Duwe, Nicole (Jason) Keifenheim, Vince (Kim) Diorio, Mike Jr., Jesse, Taylor and Jordan Fryda, Meagan (Russ) Rutkowski, Bobbie (Nick) Mastronardi, Jamie (Brent) Griffin and Michael (Steph) Marincic; and proud great-grandmother of Jake, Elizabeth, and Aaron Katzman, Connor and Tyler Weeks, Lillian Hopkins, Ellis, Cole, Baker and Jude Keifenheim, Francesca Diorio, Ethan and Dylan Rutkowski, Leo and Marcus Mastronardi and Mateo and baby Marincic. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Margaret Hoffmann; and her three older brothers, Lester, Erwin and Roland.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Faith Lutheran Church, W244 N6383 Weaver Drive, Sussex. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association are appreciated.

She flew up to Heaven on the wings of angels By the clouds and stars and paths where no one sees And she walks with Jesus and her loved ones waiting And I know she’s smiling saying Don’t worry ’bout me.

Schmidt & Bartelt, A.A. Schmidt & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit