Obit: Martin, Betty Lou (1924 - 2017)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Bean, Bores, Brown, Fahey, Kurth, Kurtzweil, Martin, Schroeder, Vethamanickam, Wix
----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 3/20/2017
Martin, Betty Lou (Wix) (13 MAR 1924 - 15 FEB 2017)
Betty Lou Martin, age 92, passed away on Feb. 15, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Edgar, under the care of Central Hospice-Marshfield.
A memorial Mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at St Andrew’s Catholic Church, Rozellville with Fr. Sengole Vethamanickam presiding. Burial was in St. Andrew’s Parish Cemetery. Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home assisted the family.
Visitation of family and friends was held on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Betty was born on March 13, 1924, in Stratford to Frank and Ellen (Bean) Wix. She was united in marriage to Joseph (Sep) Martin on Aug. 21, 1947. He preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 1990. She was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1944 to 1946. She was honorably discharged as Private First Class.
Through the years she worked at Weinbrenner Shoe Factory and Roddis Plywood. In 1964 Betty and Joe (Sep) became the owners of Sep’s Beer Bar until 1978. Betty became known as “Ma Sep” by everyone. After selling the bar they retired to Maryel Division near Stratford. After her husband died Betty moved in with her daughter, Betsy, and family until the time of her death.
Her hobbies included crocheting, going to bingo, gambling, reading, fishing, watching the Packers, Brewers, Badgers and definitely watching Wheel of Fortune. Her most treasured moments were spending time with her family.
She is survived by her four daughters, Sue (Rick) Schroeder, Edgar, Sadie (Ron) Kurth, Wausau, Penny (JR) Bores, Stratford, and Betsy (John) Kurtzweil, Edgar; one son, Joe (Happy) Martin, Edgar; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Other survivors include sisters-in-law, Alice (Gib) Brown and Elaine (Bill) Wix.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; her parents; her great-grandson, Treyden; her sisters, Norma and Carmen; her brothers, Murray, Bill, Gordon and Frank; and also her best friend of 70 years, Laverne (Mutze) Fahey.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Ministry Hospice Home Care and Doctor Khamo-Soskos.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Betty’s name to The Highground in Neillsville, WI and Treyden’s Cabin at Marshfield Clinic.
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