THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Elizabeth L. Felix
Issue Date: November 29, 2017
Elizabeth L. "Betty"(Ragen) Felix, passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at Bellin Health Oconto Hospital.
Born Jan. 10, 1927 in Oconto, to the late Carney and Verna (Colson) Ragen, she graduated from Lena High School in 1945 and attended Aeronautics School in Minneapolis, Mn., but became ill and returned to Oconto in December of 1945. She then went to Detroit, Mi. and worked for Wendell Anderson, President of Bundy Tubing Company in their private home. They took her to Bermuda twice.
She moved to Manitowoc and worked in the office of Sears, at Beerntsen's Candy and was a waitress at Kries Restaurant. In 1952, she then worked at Manitowoc Ship Building as a clerk typist in the drafting department for Arthur Zuehlke. She later transferred to Manitowoc Engineering where she worked for 37 years.
She dated Morris Grotbeck for 17 years and he preceded her in death in 1966. On July 4, 1975, she was engaged to Robert C. Felix and they married in June of 1978. He preceded her in death on March 9, 1998.
She was a member of the American Auxiliary since 1955 and a member of AARP since 1986.
She is survived by four sisters, Georgiana (Richard) Risch, Mary (Jim) Sharkey, Carmen (Virgil) Sharkey and Pat Peterson; a brother-in-law, Tom Bridges; many nieces; nephews and Bob Felix's relatives.
She was preceded in death by six sisters, Bernetta (Eldren) LaRose, Delores Vugrinovich, Clara (Earl) Wusterbarth, Kathy Bridges, Donna Covert and Jean Amann; two brothers, Jack (Jane) Ragen, Dudley (Sue) Ragen and Bob Felix's son, John Felix.
The family received relatives and friends at Gallagher Funeral Home in Oconto on Friday Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral services at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. Craig Alwin.