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Reigel, Elizabeth J.

Elizabeth J. "Bettie' Reigel, 80, of Rice Lake died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Rice Lake Convalescent Center. She was born January 13, 1934, in Phillips, WI, to Joseph and Anna (Filkas) Ondrejka.

Bettie grew up on the family farm near Phillips, and attended Phillips High School, where she was active in 4H, Choir, and Band. After graduating in 1951, she attended St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Marshfield, and received her Nursing Degree in 1954. On October 1, 1959, she married Paul A. Reigel in Phillips. She then became an OB/GYN nurse in Marshfield, and worked there until moving to Rice Lake in 1965. Bettie was employed for many years as a Registered Nurse in Rice Lake, and spent the last 25 years of her career as an RN at the Rice Lake Convalescent Center. She was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and was a tireless fundraiser for the sports programs at St. Joseph's School. She loved playing cards, Bingo, and going to garage sales; and was a tremendous cook and baker.

She is survived by 4 sons, Joseph (Martha) Reigel of Fort Worth, TX; Kenneth (Ann) Reigel of Bluff Dale, TX; Andrew Reigel of Osceola; and Evan Reigel of Rice Lake; 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and 1 sister Anne Bloom, Phillips.

Bettie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Paul (on June 9, 2009); 4 sisters, Hattie, Alma, Mary, and Agnes; 2 brothers: Frank and Joey.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rice Lake with Fr. James Powers officiating. Burial will be in Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Skinner Funeral Home in Rice Lake; and at church one hour prior to the Mass on Monday.

Skinner Funeral Home of Rice Lake is serving the family.



Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Mar. 7, 2014
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