Lefebvre, Elizabeth "Betty"
Elizabeth "Betty" Lefebvre, 90, Allouez, passed away Friday afternoon, May 30, 2014, at her home. Born August 4, 1923, in Green Bay, she is the daughter of the late George and Minolia (Carey) Zenz. Betty married Robert S. Lefebvre on October 4, 1947, at Saints Peter and Paul Church and he preceded her in death on August 31, 2004. She was a graduate of Kahler School of Nursing, Rochester, MN, receiving a degree as a Registered Nurse. Nursing became a passion for Betty as she began her career at Multnomah Hospital in Portland, Oregon and then moved back to Green Bay where she continued her work at St. Vincent Hospital for the next 31 years until her retirement. She remained active in the St. Vincent Auxiliary for many years. Additionally, Betty was a devoted wife and mother of seven children. She was a former member of St. Matthew Church and currently a member of Saints Peter and Paul Church. Betty's faith life was very important to her. She was very devoted to the rosary and the Blessed Virgin Mary and active within the Saints Peter and Paul Altar Society. Betty enjoyed time as a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul. She also loved to quilt, read, golf and, above all, play Bridge with many of her best friends. Betty cherished her time vacationing with her family in Northern Wisconsin.
With much love and respect, she will be remembered by her seven children and their spouses, Michael (Jeanne) Lefebvre, Thomas Lefebvre, David (Patti) Lefebvre, all of the Green Bay area, Jane (Don) Gehrmann of Rotonda West, FL, Ellen (Mike) Leiferman of Middleton, Martha (Jon) Mineau of Green Bay, and John (Sandee) Lefebvre of Porterfield: 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; two half-brothers, Pat (Katie) Berceau and Peter (Theresa) Berceau; two half-sisters, Katie (Bill) Bowman and Susie (Chuck) O'Connor; two step-sisters, Margie Schiebel and Lois Servais; one sister-in-law, Jean Charles; one brother-in-law, Harold Koch; nieces, nephews and many other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 57 years, Robert; three brothers, Lyle, George "Bob", and James Zenz; one half-brother, many step-sisters, step-brothers, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Visitation at Malcore (East) Funeral Home, 701 N. Baird Street, Thursday, June 5, from 9am until the time of the funeral. The Altar Society will recite the rosary in church prior to the Mass. Funeral Mass 11am Thursday at Saints Peter and Paul Church with the Rev. Anthony V. Cirignani, OFM officiating. Entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to sign the guest book or to share a memory with the family.
Betty's family extends a special thank you to Dr. Raymond Bachhuber, Unity Hospice and the staff and residents of the McCormick Home.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund for the benefit of the McCormick Home has been established in Betty's name.
Malcore Funeral Home
701 N Baird St Green Bay, WI 54302
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from June 1 to June 4, 2014