Berlin, Elizabeth "Betty"
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Elizabeth "Betty" Berlin, age 73, of Appleton, formerly of Stockbridge, died on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton.
She was born August 22, 1940 in Sheboygan, daughter of the late, John & Verona (Helming) Hiltgen.
She married Jack C. Berlin on December 26, 1959 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Sheboygan. The inseparable couple moved to Stockbridge in 1983 and laid down roots while they both commuted back and forth to Sheboygan. She worked for Wigwam Company in Sheboygan for over 25 years until she retired in 1999.
In her free time, Betty enjoyed fishing on Lake Winnebago with her husband and the many enjoyable snowmobile trips they took together.
She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, and the Red Hat Society in Stockbridge. She enjoyed socializing while playing cards, miniature bowling at the Fishtale Inn, and especially enjoyed her time spent with her grandchildren who affectionately called her 'Lucky Betty'. She always looked forward to attending their events and loved to borrow their mobile phones.
Survivors include her children: Jane Balcaitis of Appleton, Daniel (Laura) Berlin of Newton, Thomas (Cheryl) Berlin of Appleton; 7 grandchildren: Kelsey & Kerri Balcaitis, Jacob & Amanda Berlin, Trevor, Brenden & Serena Berlin; and her faithful companion: Tippy. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Jack; and a brother: Peter Hiltgen.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Monday, February 10, 2014 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 pm on Sunday, February 9, 2014 and on Monday at the church from 10:00 am until 10:45 am.
Betty's family would like to thank the entire staff of the Mayflower Assisted Living Center for helping Mom keep her independence over the past several years.
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Wieting Family Funeral Home-Chilton
411 West Main Street
Chilton, WI 53014
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Feb. 8, 2014