Elizabeth Krauss

Elizabeth “Betty” Krauss, 85, formerly of the town of Almon, died on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Homme Home of Wittenberg.

She was born Sept. 19, 1932, in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late John and Theresa (Melter) Jaeger. Betty was a 1950 graduate of the Girls Trade and Tech High School in Milwaukee. On April 19, 1952, Betty was united in marriage to William Krauss II in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 2013.

The couple lived in Milwaukee prior to moving to the town of Almon, where she was employed at MEPPS and Weinbrenner Shoes, Antigo. She was then the administrative secretary for the Bowler School District for over 20 years until her retirement. She was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Birnamwood, and served her church in many capacities. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, holding many positions both at the local and county level. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking and baking and was a member of the Bowler Red Hats. Family was very important to Betty. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Betty is survived by two children, William (Linda) Krauss III, of Wauwatosa, and Kathy (Doug Jr.) Johnson, of Eland; four grandchildren, Dana (Adam Winter) Krauss, Lychelle (Cody) Miller, Robert Krauss and Douglas (Laura) Johnson III; four great-grandchildren, Leon Miller, Evelyn Johnson, Delylah Miller and William Johnson; siblings, Lorraine Champion, of Menomonee Falls, Jane (Robert) Wilde, of West Bend, and John Jaeger, of Germantown.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband and parents; daughter Cheri; sister Theresa Schmidt; and brothers-in-law Leo Schmidt and Thomas Champion.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Birnamwood. The Rev. Matthew Christians will officiate. Interment will be in Forest Cemetery, Birnamwood. Visitation will be on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, from 4-7 p.m. at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg, and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

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