THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of Denis Betts, 74, of Abrams, will be held at Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oconto 3.
Memorial services will follow at the funeral home on Wednesday at 6 p.m. with Rev. Timothy VandenLangenberg, Rev. Mark Kostreva and Msgr. John Schuh co-celebrating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. He passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, doing what he loved best, fishing in Canada.
Born Dec. 26, 1937 to the late Robert and Helen (Valentine) Betts, he married Judy Schuh on Jan. 30, 1059.
He was employed at Leichts Transfer and Storage until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, golf, traveling with his wife and picking mushrooms in the woods.
Among survivors are his wife, Judy of Abrams; two daughters, Denise (Terry) Gauthier of Coleman and Jo Ann (Tim) VandenLangenberg of Wausau; three grandchildren; a brother, David (Connie) Betts of California; brother and sister-in-law, Mike (Mary Jo) Krueger of Green Bay, Linda Schuh and Donna Schuh, both of Oconto and Helga Schuh of Crivitz and many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Joseph Schuh and brothers-in-law, Ronald, Thomas and Patrick Schuh.