Kennedy, Elizabeth J. "Betty"

Kennedy, Elizabeth J. "Betty"

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COLUMBUS—Elizabeth J. “Betty” Kennedy, age 85, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020. She was born on Nov. 3, 1934, in Wauwatosa, to Thomas and Angeline (Tresch) Eberle. Betty was married to William F. Kennedy on Nov. 3, 1953, in Clyman, and together raised three children.

Betty was formerly employed at the Rockwell Company in Randolph, Jack Winter Garment Company in Columbus, Fall River Foundry in Fall River and was seasonally employed at Green Giant Canning Company in Beaver Dam and the Wisconsin Cheeseman in Sun Prairie. She eventually retired after many years as a teacher’s aid for the Fall River School District. When not working, Betty was always busy. She enjoyed painting and wallpapering for family and friends, ceramics, snowmobiling and four wheeling with Bill, traveling, helping Bill create wood working treasures, volunteering at the Columbus Community Hospital or stamping and creating various cards for all occasions, spending time with family and friends. She was a very active member of St. Jerome Catholic Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Maureen (Erwin) Kutzik of Fond du Lac; two sons, Larry (Carol) of Janesville and Terry (Lauren) of Mission Viejo, Calif.; eight grandchildren; four great-granddaughters; three sisters, Vicki (Gene) Coughlin, Shirley (Jack) Crouch and JoAnn (Wayne) May, all of Watertown; a brother, Lawrence (Ann) Eberle of Plymouth; sister-in-law, Evelyn Eberle of Horicon; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill in 2018; sister, Anna Graves; and brother, John Eberle.

Due to the COVID-19 threat, for the safety of all, a private family memorial Mass was held at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Columbus on Thursday, June 25, 2020. The Rev. Garrett Kau officiated. Inurnment was in Annunciation Cemetery, Lost Lake. Memorials may be directed to St. Jerome Parish or Prairie Ridge Health. Online condolences may be made at A special thank you to the staff of The Meadows Assisted Living, Prairie Ridge Health nurses and staff, Dr. Rolf Poser and Dr. Sam Poser for their compassionate care.

Jensen Funeral & Cremation

Columbus (920) 623-5850

Jensen Funeral & Cremation

Columbus (920) 623-5850

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