Obit: Betthauser, Robert Oscar (1937 - 2019)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Betthauser, Gamroth, Helmke, Klimek, Schoenberger

----Source: The Ladysmith News (Ladysmith, WI) 6/02/2019

Betthauser, Robert Oscar “Bob” (23 SEP 1937 - 30 MAY 2019)

Robert Oscar “Bob” Betthauser passed away on Friday, May 30, 2019.

He was born in Independence on Sept. 23, 1937, son of Oscar and Tracy Betthauser. Bob attended Independence High School and UW-Eau Claire. He served in the Army in Korea for two years. Bob graduated from mortuary school in 1961. He married Susan Schoenberger on Nov. 11, 1961.

After being a funeral director for four years, Bob owned and operated Mastercraft Casket Company in Ladysmith. In 1989, Bob and Sue retired to their home on Blueberry Lake near Radisson. They had two children, Sherri and Scott.

Bob enjoyed hunting and spending time at “The Land” in the Blue Hills. He was a Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus and served on the Pioneer Bank Board in Ladysmith. Bob was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Radisson.

Bob is survived by his wife, Sue; daughter, Sherri Helmke (Mark) and son, Scott (Julie), as well as seven grandchildren, Emily, Alec, and Olivia Helmke, and Taylor, Raylin, Anna, and Kayla Betthauser. Bob is further survived by his sister, Charlotte “Tarry” Gamroth and brother, Don (Jan).

He was preceded in death by his sister, Bernadine “Bing” Klimek.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 3, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Ladysmith.

Memorials can be directed to the Shriners Hospital, Alzheimer’s Association, or church of your choice.

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