Sanders, Elizabeth A. "Betty"
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Elizabeth A. "Betty" Sanders, Little Chute, age 84, went to the arms of her heavenly Father on Friday March 22, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born at home on March 3, 1929 in Forest Junction to the late Henry and Mary (Jachels) Micke. Betty married Raymond J. Sanders on Thanksgiving Day November 24, 1949 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Hollandtown.
Betty found great joy in traveling to Texas and vacationing in warm weather locations, singing in the church choir, golfing, volunteering for Herbert Humphrey and Jimmy Carter's presidential campaigns. She was honored to be invited and attend Jimmy Carter's inauguration in 1976. Betty served on the Outagamie County Board for 16 years.
Betty is survived by her husband of 63 years, Raymond; children: Charlie (Barbara), Madison; Ellen (Michael) Tennessen, Kaukauna; Mark (Cynthia), Appleton; Lynn (William) Barclay, Round Rock, TX; Anne (Gerald) Renard, Seymour; and Andrew (Karen), Little Chute; grandchildren: Betsy (special friend Jessica) Gscheidmeier, Ben and Joshua (fiancee Melissa) Sanders, Matthew (Alisha) Tennessen, Maggie (Robert) Brayton, Katie (fiance Gary), Anna, Sadie and Molllie Tennessen, Jeremy and Elizabeth Van Beek, Kevin, Brad (Jenny) and Jennifer Renard, Daniel, Jacob and Aimee Barclay, Alyson and Taylor Sanders; great grandchildren: Vivian, Isabelle, Olivia, Elizabeth, Natalie, Caleb, Owen, Carter, Hunter and Brittany and expecting 2 more; sisters: Sr. Mary Grace Micke and Gertrude Van Dyke; and sisters-in-law: Jeanette Micke, Mary Ellen Sanders and Noreen Vaubel. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her siblings: Al, Joseph (Irmine), Catherine "Kitty", John "Jack" (Audry), and infant brothers Sylvester and Leo Micke, Millie (Orn) Romenesko, Marion (Gib) Broeren and Agnes (John Reichel and Louie Michler) Michler; and sister and brother-in-law: Mary Catherine (Neil) Hietpas and Tom Sanders.
Visitation will be held Tuesday March 26, 2013 at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 S. Pine St. Little Chute) beginning at 3:00 p.m. until time of Mass at 5:00 p.m. The Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen will officiate. Committal St. John Cemetery. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com. A Memorial Fund is being established in Betty's name.
Betty's family would like to thank those at the Kaukauna Clinic, especially Dr. Russo and Sue, Arcadia Home Health Care and St. Paul Hospice for the excellent care given to her. Also to Lori and Natalie for all the special love and care our mother received.
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Mar. 24 to Mar. 25, 2013