THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: June 6, 2014
Elizabeth Betty Lefebvre, 90, of Allouez, passed away Friday afternoon, May 30 at her home.
Born Aug. 4, 1923 in Green Bay, to George and Minolia (Carey) Zenz, she married Robert S. Lefebvre Oct. 4, 1947, at Saints Peter and Paul Church. He preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 2004. She graduated from Kahler School of Nursing, Rochester, Mn. as a Registered Nurse. She began her career in nursing at Multnomah Hospital in Portland, Or. and then moved back to Green Bay where she worked at St. Vincent Hospital for 31 years, until her retirement. She remained active in the St. Vincent Auxiliary for many years. A devoted wife and mother of seven children, she was a former member of St. Matthew Church and a current member of Saints Peter and Paul Church. Her faith life being important to her, she was devoted to the rosary, the Blessed Virgin Mary and active within the Saints Peter and Paul Altar Society. She enjoyed volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul, quilting, reading, golfing, bridge with friends and cherished time vacationing with her family in northern Wisconsin.
She is survived by seven children and their spouses, Michael (Jeanne) Lefebvre, Thomas Lefebvre, David (Patti) Lefebvre and Martha (Jon) Mineau, all of Green Bay area, Jane (Don) Gehrmann, of Rotonda West, Fla., Ellen (Mike) Leiferman, of Middleton and John (Sandee) Lefebvre, of Porterfield; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; two half-brothers, Pat (Katie) Berceau and Peter (Theresa) Berceau; two half-sisters, Katie (Bill) Bowman and Susie (Chuck) OConnor; two step-sisters, Margie Schiebel and Lois Servais; a sister-in-law, Jean Charles; a brother-in-law, Harold Koch; nieces; nephews and many other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 57 years, Robert; three brothers, Lyle, George Bob and James Zenz; a half-brother; many step-sisters; step-brothers; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Visitation will be at Malcore (East) Funeral Home, 701 N. Baird Street, Green Bay on Thursday, June 5, from 9 a.m. until the time of a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Church. The Altar Society will recite the rosary prior to the Mass. Rev. Anthony V. Cirignani, OFM will officiate with entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. A memorial fund for the benefit of the McCormick Home has been established in her name.