Betty J. Rygh

MILWAUKEE – Betty J. Rygh, 75, of Genoa City, Wis., and formerly of Harvard, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee.
She was born March 1, 1937, in Harvard to Raymond and Ruth (Felgenhauer) Zimmerman.
Betty enjoyed playing Word Search and collecting Christmas items. Most of all she loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include four daughters, Janet (Gary) Abraham of Harvard, Donna (Gary) Wood of Genoa City, Wis., Julie (Gary) Roeling of South Beloit and Beckie (Mike) Juris of Carthage, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, Edward (Rosemary) Zimmerman of Crystal Lake; a sister, Barbara (Marshall) Sergeant of Harvard; and many nieces and a nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Dawn Rygh; two sisters, Nancy Exner and Mary Owens; and two grandsons, Eric Berkholtz and Roger Benthin.
The visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St., Harvard. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Dunham-Chemung Cemetery.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-943-5400. Sign the online guest book at

Funeral Home

Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, Ltd.
107 West Sumner Street Harvard, IL 60033
(815) 943-5400
Published in the Northwest Herald on Dec. 9, 2012