THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Betty J. Walters
Issue Date: April 9, 2014
Betty Jane Walters, 86, of Waupaca, passed away Saturday, April 5, with family by her side at Appleton Medical Center.
Born Sept. 23, 1927 in Marinette, daughter of Henry and Mary (Dumke) Rader, she married Norman M. Walters on Nov. 20, 1948 in Porterfield. They were married 49 years before his passing on Nov. 26, 1997.
A volunteer at the RMC Hospital Auxiliary and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, she assisted with the youth dinner program. Spending time with family and friends was her number one priority. She had a green thumb, was an avid gardener and a good cook. She enjoyed crafting, playing cards, meeting people, giving family sunset cruise rides on her golf cart and enjoying her home.
She is survived by three children, Cheryl Lynn (Neil) Brunner, of Milwaukee, Jeffrey (Lois) Walters and Jenniffer Walters, both of Waupaca; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter, special friends, LeAnn & Mike Lagerman and their family, of Greenfield; many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Mary Rader; her husband, Norman Walters and a brother, Richard Rader.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 10 from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca. Rev. Dr. Charles L. Tews will officiate with burial at Barton Cemetery in the Town of Farmington. A memorial has been established to Rawhide Ranch in New London in her name. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.