Betty J. Herrmann, 85
April 11, 1930 Nov. 9, 2015

Betty J. Herrmann (nee Bury), 85, passed away Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at Zilber Hospice in Wauwatosa. She was born in Milwaukee on April 11, 1930, to Henry and Julia (nee Kerstein) Bury. She graduated from Pulaski High School and married Richard Herrmann on June 3, 1950.

Betty enjoyed baking, sewing, doing crafts and going to the casino. She loved traveling with her friends and spending time at the cabin in Eagle River. Betty enjoyed the friendships she developed at The Lighthouse of West Bend.

She is survived by her children, Diane (Tom) Guenther, Mike (Mary Jo) Herrmann and Mark Herrmann; 10 grandchildren; sister, Marian Schmidt; son-in-law, Mark Jerabek; and sisters-in-law, Marion and Bernice Kuchenbecker. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; daughter, Nancy Jerabek; sister, Helen (Jim) Gebhardt; brother, Henry Bury; and several brothers-in-law.

The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend). The visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday, Nov. 14, from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lighthouse (2130 Continental Drive, West Bend, WI 53095) or Zilber Hospice (1155 N. Honey Creek Parkway, Wauwatosa, WI 53213).

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of the Lighthouse, Zilber Hospice and the doctors and staff members at Froedtert Hospitals.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or online at