Surrounded by her family and friends at the House of the Dove, Betty J. Spring, 69, Stratford, went to be with the angels on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church, Stratford, with Rev. Sue Eidahl officiating. Burial will take place in Zion Lutheran Cemetery. The visitation will be held from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm on Sunday and from 10:00 am on Monday until service time at Zion Lutheran Church, Stratford. Sauter / Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Betty was born on February 17, 1947, in Marshfield, the daughter of Joseph and Alvera (Bruesewitz) Zygarlicki and grew up on the family farm. She was a 1965 graduate of Stratford High School.
She married Lawrence H. “Lory” Spring on August 11, 1978. He died on January 15, 2010 and she missed him dearly.
Betty was employed as assistant health coordinator at Head Start, beginning in Wisconsin Rapids from 1972 until 1980. She later worked as a supervisor at K-Mart in Marshfield. She also was the bookkeeper for Spring Electric and worked in housekeeping at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Betty was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. Her family was number one and her door was always open. She was a very strong woman and had a beautiful smile. She found joy in being at the river, spending time with family, riding horses and testing whatever lawn mowers could endure her lawn!
She is lovingly survived by her children, Joe Spring of Stevens Point, Robert (Maria) Spring of Cornell, Michigan, Kristine (Dale) Federwitz of Stratford and John Paul (Laura) Spring of Spring Creek, Nevada. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Michael, Ashley, Savannah, Taylor, Connor, Jacob, Hailey, Shandi, Nevaeh and Lawrence Oliver and great grandchildren, Lawrence Earl, Kaylynn and Carter. She is further survived by 2 sisters-in-law, Heidi Grossenbacher of West Salem, OH and Marlene Busche of Stratford, several special nieces and nephews, a special friend, Roger Darr of Marshfield and a special cousin, James (Jeanette) Koppa of Spokane, WA.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence and her parents.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com