Elizabeth Dorthy (Platz) Happ, Lake Geneva, WI (1918 - 2013)
August 24, 1918 - March 12, 2013
Elizabeth Dorthy Platz Happ of Lake Geneva, WI, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Golden Years of Walworth, WI. Elizabeth was born on Aug. 24, 1918, to the late Nicholas and Mary Platz, of Morton Grove, IL. She was a 1937 graduate of the Mallinchroot High School, Wilmette, IL. Elizabeth was united in marriage to the late George M. Happ in Skokie, IL. He preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1971. Elizabeth was a member of the Zenda Garden Club, Linn Neighborly Club, and Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Elizabeth was a founding member of the Women’s Club of Morton Grove and an Honorary member of the Lake Geneva Yacht Club. She was an excellent bridge player, having won numerous tournaments. Elizabeth was renowned for her love of cats.
Elizabeth is survived by five children: Elizabeth (Rudolph) Boeckeler of Grafton, WI, Lawrence (Kelley) Happ of Mundelein, IL, Richard (Nancy) Happ of New Bern, NC, James (Janet) Happ
of Lake Geneva, and Barbara (Gene) Habrel of Lake Geneva. 16 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas and Mary Platz; and son, Kenneth Happ of Akron OH.
There will be a mass of Christian burial Monday, March 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. at ST. FRANCIS DE SALES CATHOLIC CHURCH in Lake Geneva, WI. Father James Scheurman will be presiding. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. till the time of service at the CHURCH. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family has requested donations in Elizabeth’s name to St. Coletta of Wisconsin charity. To sign the online registries please visit www.derrickfuneralhome.com. THE DERRICK FUNERAL HOME of Lake Geneva is assisting the family.