Betty Piotrowski, 86, of Stevens Point passed away on January 17 with her daughter, Deb by her side. Elizabeth Ann Gorski was born July 8, 1934 at her grandmother's farm in Portage County. She spent part of her childhood in Ohio, before the family returned to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She graduated from Messmer High School in 1953. She worked in the office at Milwaukee Lay's Paper and as a long-distance telephone operator. Betty married Gene Piotrowski on September 26, 1953. They began their family in Milwaukee and returned to Gene's hometown of Stevens Point in the 1960's. She was an extraordinary homemaker, seamstress, gardener, and baker. As if raising five children wasn't enough to do, she was active in the Girl Scouts, PTA, Bowling Leagues, and numerous volunteer activities. She was a long-time active member of St. Joseph's Parish and St. Anne's Society, contributing to the annual Cookie Walk. She shared her fashion sense while working at Erzinger's and Village Fashions. Her creativity and love of plants led her to start a business called Pio's Pickins to share her dried flower arrangements. She and Gene enjoyed traveling to warmer climates to escape the cold winters, visiting their daughters in Alabama and Arizona, and many places in between. After her husband passed away, she continued to garden, travel, and spend time with her children and grandchildren.
Betty will forever be remembered by her brother, Jerry (Pat) Gorski, her daughters, Denise Piotrowski and Deb Hultquist, her grandsons, Michael (Jessica) and Joe (Brittany) Hultquist, great grandchildren Kylin and Maverick, her good friend Gerald Bluma, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene (2003), son David (1979), daughters, Darlene Boyd (2001) and Doris Langford (2018), father, Sylvester Gorski (1969), mother, Clara Damask Gorski (1991), and brother, Bob Gorski (2001).
A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring/summer. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association
, in lieu of flowers.