Alice Susan <I>Simonis</I> Betker

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Alice Susan Simonis Betker

  • Birth 15 Apr 1891 Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Death 19 Oct 1984 Forest County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Burial Laona, Forest County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Plot Sec C, Lot 191, Plot 2
  • Memorial ID 13648880


Funeral services were held Monday, October 22, at Laona for Alice S. Betker. Mrs. Betker died at Crandon Health Care Center, October 19, 1984, at the age of 93. Visitation was from 4 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, at St. Leonards Catholic Church, Laona and prayers were held at 7 p.m. Father John Cerkas officiated the funeral Mass at the church Monday, October 22 at 11 a.m. Pallbearers included Tom Kendall, Pat Votis, Ivan Calhoun, Kevin Kendall, Dean Scheels and Bob Ceplina.

The daughter of Louis and Margaret (Nice) Simonis was born April 15,, 1891 in the Town of Knowlton. She married Peter Betker in April, 1910 in Rosholt before moving to Blackwell. She spent the rest of her life in Laona. Her husband died in 1953. She was also preceded in death by a son Carl; three daughters, Agnes Mortson, Hazel and Mary; three sisters, and three brothers.

Survivors include six daughters, Margaret Lang, Mrs. Tom (Frances) Kendall, Mrs. Pat (Irene) Votis, all of Milwaukee, Ruth Adamski of Appleton, Vivian Tangness of Beaumont, California, and Mrs. Ivan (Ethel) Calhoun of Laona; two sons, Roy (Eleanor) of Caspain, Michigan, and John of Milwaukee; a sister Dora Dudzek of Fort Atkinson; two brothers, Clarence (Meta) of South Bend, Indiana, and Louis (Verna) of Mosinee; 29 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren.

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  • Created by: John C. Irish
  • Added: 17 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13648880
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alice Susan Simonis Betker (15 Apr 1891–19 Oct 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13648880, citing Laona Cemetery, Laona, Forest County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by John C. Irish (contributor 46826362) .