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Betty I. Sieloff
Betty I. Sieloff, 77, of Green Bay passed away on Sunday, Dec. 15 with family by her side.
Born on June 1, 1936 in Marinette, daughter of the late Louis T. Sr. and Melvina (Blondin) Steppke, she married Curtis "Kurt" Sieloff on July 3, 1954. He preceded her in death on March 2, 2007.
If you met her you loved her. She would invite 150 people to her birthday party and 145 showed up. She wants everyone to think of her every time they see a rainbow because her mother called her "My Sunshine Girl".
She was a mom and grandmother first, volunteering as a Scout Leader, PTA board, Sunday School Teacher, Choir Director, President of Women of the Church, quilting and the Marian house. She also helped start the volunteer programs at Woodside Home, Freedom House and the Green Bay Free Clinic. Her volunteer work led to her first job at the Free Clinic as an outreach worker, an office manager for Dr. Charles Troup and a Claims Resolution Specialist for Bay Care.
She is survived by her children, Steve (Denice), Kathy (John) Lochner, Debbie (Tom) Pearce, and David (Terry); special daughters, Karen McCullom and Sherry Brisco; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jerry (Ruth), Ted (Mary) and Larry (Judy) Steppke; a sister, Carol Skoronski; two sisters-in-law, Sharon Larmay and Mary Ann Steppke and one brother-in-law, Wally Habel.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Habel and a brother, Jim Steppke.
Visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay. Visitation will continue on Thursday, Dec. 19 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1301 S. Ridge Road, Green Bay from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Rev. Earl Vorpagel III will officiate with burial at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name for the Freedom House and the Calvary Lutheran Church music program.