Nowak, Betty L.
Betty L. Nowak, age 90, of 3211 Bonow Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Edgewater Haven Nursing Home, Port Edwards, WI.
Funeral Services are 10:30 AM Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Town of Sigel, WI. Rev. Robert Nelson will officiate. Visitation will be at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI on Wednesday from 4:00-8:00 PM and Thursday at the Church from 9:30-10:30 AM. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Betty was born June 20, 1924 in the Town of Carson, Portage County, WI to Anton and Amelia (Saeger) Keuntjes. Betty attended school in the Town of Carson. She worked as a bartender at the Sheriland Ballroom for 22 years, was employed at Woodruff Lumber and retired from Preway Inc. on November 12, 1987 after 13 years of employment. Her beloved companion of 25 years, Mark Fuehrer, preceded her in death.
Betty was a long time member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Holy Rosary- Rosary Society. She enjoyed crocheting, camping, pool and bowling.
Betty is survived by nine special nieces and nephews, Audrey McKee, Sandra McKee, Judy Britz, Marlene Bury, Ruth Olsen, Roger McKee, Ken Keuntjes, Gary Keuntjes and Charles Keuntjes and numerous great nieces and great nephews. She is survived by son, Al (Ann) Nowak, three grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Betty is also survived by "Mark's family", including his children and grandchildren.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, by loving companion, Mark Fuehrer, three sisters, Verna McKee, Mildred Lemke and Irene Haumschild; four brothers, Harlan, Lester, Earl and Carl, three nephews, Maynard, Roger and Wayne and one niece, Betty.