Beulah Rosaline Hawig, 82
April 19, 1934 — September 6, 2016
Beulah Rosaline Hawig (Prost), 82, died peacefully in her home Sept. 6, 2016. She was born April 19, 1934, in Kewaskum, the daughter of the late Edward and Loretta Prost (Pflum).
Beulah attended Holy Trinity Elementary School in Kewaskum as a child. She graduated Salutatorian from Kewaskum High School in the Class of 1951. During Beulah’s teenage years in Kewaskum she met the love of her life, Sylvester “Chick” Hawig. Beulah married Chick at Holy Trinity Church on Sept. 10, 1955.
Beulah worked for several years at Regal Ware after high school as secretary to the corporate controller. In 1958, Chick and Beulah entered the bowling business. They owned and successfully operated bowling centers in eastern Wisconsin for 25 years. Their flagship location was Pla-Mor Lanes in Chilton, which they operated for 25 years. They also owned Kewaunee Bowl in Kewaunee for five years. Beulah was very active in amateur bowling throughout Wisconsin during their tenure. In the Chilton Bowling Association, Beulah was the first woman to bowl a sanctioned 600 series.
After selling Pla-Mor Lanes, Beulah worked at Furniture Plus in Brillion and other office jobs in northeastern Wisconsin.
Beulah had a passion for reading. She would read books from just about any genre but had a preference for non-fiction and historical fiction. No matter where Beulah went she had a book under her arm. She enjoyed several other hobbies, which included bowling, shooting pool, golfing and playing card games.
Beulah also loved to travel. Chick and Beulah took road trips all over the United States to compete in bowling tournaments and to attend Major League Baseball games. Annual bowling trips included the Petersen Classic in Chicago and the National tournament. Annual baseball excursions took Chick and Beulah to every Major League city in the country. At one point, they had attended a ball game at every active major league stadium. Other highlights of their travels included trips to Hawaii, the Caribbean, Europe/Germany and a month-long driving trip to Alaska. In addition, they took an annual fishing trip to Houghton, Michigan, to rest and prepare for each year’s upcoming bowling season.
Beulah was a member of Good Shepherd Parish in Chilton. She was a former member of St. Mary’s Adult Choir.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Chick Hawig. Children include Christine deCoster of New Holstein; Jeanne M. (James) Lillich of Chilton; and Joey D. (Danelle) Hawig of Muskego.
Beulah was preceded in death by her parents; her in-laws, Arnold Sr. and Agnes Hawig; her brothers-in-law, Arnold Hawig Jr. and Roger “Tex” Hawig; and her son-in-law, James deCoster.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main St., Chilton) with the Rev. Ryan Krueger officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Chilton. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, and Saturday at the funeral home from 9-10 a.m. A parish prayer service will be held Friday evening at the funeral home at 7 p.m.
A memorial fund has been established in the name of Beulah Rosaline Hawig for future charitable contributions.
Online condolences are available at www.wietingfuneralhome.com.