Oct. 27, 1935 — June 9, 2017
Elizabeth "Betty" Jane Otten (nee McNamara), of West Bend, passed away at her home surrounded by her family Friday, June 9, 2017, at the age of 81. She was born Oct. 27, 1935 to the late John and Anna (nee Schneider) McNamara in Campbellsport, residing there until her marriage to Leo Otten at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church on Jan. 31, 1959.
She is survived by her four children, Tony (Debbie) of West Bend, Jeff of West Bend, Julianne (Joe) Daly of Glenview, Illinois, and Jim (Julie) of West Bend; 14 grandchildren, Erica, Journey, Jacob, Jennifer (Kyle) Rogers, Samuel, Lauren Daly, Mary Kate Daly, Claire Daly, P.J., Allyson, Melanie, Kendra, Sophia and Leo; three great-grandchildren, Ava, Addyson and Maddox; one brother, Sylvester McNamara; one sister, Alice Taylor; two sisters-in-law, Rose Ann (Charles) Hunt and Janet Otten; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leo; their son, Timothy; her brothers, Patrick (Sylvia), John and Gordon McNamara; her sister, Lucille (Eugene) Stanchfield; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ruth McNamara, Glenway Taylor, Eugene (Susan) Otten, Hugh Otten, Sylvester Otten and Mary (Dale) King.
Betty and Leo opened and ran Whitey’s Resort on Wallace Lake. Betty was employed in various office positions at the West Bend Co. and Aqua-Tech Inc. For many years, she worked at her sons’ businesses at Kettle Moraine Heating and Cooling and Kettle Moraine Appliance and TV. Her husband, children and grandchildren were the pride and joy of her life, sharing many happy holidays, birthdays, weddings, picnics, vacations and other joyous events. She was a long-time member of St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish and a former secretary of the Christian Women’s Sodality. She enjoyed volunteering and working with many good friends at St. Mary’s.
The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of visitation at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Thursday, June 15, from 1:303:15 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. Private burial services will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery (old).
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish, West Bend are appreciated.
The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available atwww.schmidtfuneralhome.com.