Betty Jane Sawtelle, Delavan, WI (1927 - 2014)

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Monday, February 24, 2014

August 28, 1927 - February 21, 2014

Betty Jane Sawtelle, 86, of Betzer Road, Delavan, WI, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center. She was born Aug. 28, 1927, in Cedar Rapids, IA, the daughter of the late George N. and Lucille G. (Moore) Koehler. She was united in marriage to Gerald W. Sawtelle on March 12, 1948, in Plano, IL. Betty was a devoted homemaker and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and was a great cook. For over 15 years she worked at McDonalds in Delavan. She was a member of the Millard Community Covenant Church. Betty joined the Eastern Star at the age of 18. She was a past Worthy Matron and a White Shrine.

Betty will be deeply missed by her husband of 65 years, Gerald; six children: Gerald (Bonnie) Sawtelle of Janesville, WI, Georgia (Mark) Ramthun of Elkhorn, WI, Geffrey (Debra) Sawtelle of Neshkora, WI, Gregory (Brenda) Sawtelle of Delavan, WI, Grayling Sawtelle of Delavan, and Gretchen (Ben) Smith of West Bend, WI; special daughter-in-law, Karbet Sawtelle of Avalon, WI; six grandchildren: Gerry III, Jacob, Karla, Jennifer, Stacey and Heather; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, William Koehler of Sandwich, IL; and by a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by three brothers; Jack, George and James Koehler.

Funeral service will beheld at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at MILLARD COMMUNITY COVENANT CHURCH, N6713 County Road O, Elkhorn, WI, with Rev. Lyle Heinitz officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Private graveside service will be held Wednesday at Spring Grove Cemetery Delavan, WI. Memorials may be made in Betty's name to the church or Lakeland Animal Shelter, PO Box 1000, Elkhorn, WI 53121. On-line guestbook is at www.haaselockwoodfhs.com.

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