Betty Mae Schwanke
September 20, 1934 - April 2, 2008
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Thursday 4/10, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
Appleton Highland Memorial Park
3131 N. Richmond St.
Appleton, WI
Friday 4/11, 2:00 pm
St. Thomas More Catholic Church
1810 N. McDonald Street
Appleton, WI
Friday 4/11, 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Betty Mae Schwanke, age 73, Bradenton, Fla., passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care, Bradenton, after a short illness. Betty was born September 20, 1934, in Appleton, daughter of the late Clifford and Evelyn Vander Linden. On April 7th, 1956 she married Donald A. Schwanke at Sacred Heart Catholic Church…

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Tammy Vechart left a message on April 6, 2009:
Mom, Not a moment goes by that I dont think about you. But the memories and knowing that our family has a special angel to watch over all of us brings a smile to my face. We miss you and love you. Tammy
Jill & John left a message on April 6, 2009:
Don & family - We are so sorry to hear about Betty. We are so grateful that we did visit with you this past fall prior to you leaving the cottage. We will always remember Betty and all the good times, her smile and contagious laugh ... Love Jill & John Burns
Don Schwanke Jr. left a message on April 6, 2009:
Mom, I'm very proud to have had our last days together. You were there for my first breath, I wanted to be there for your last. We will all miss you very much! Love Donny
Bob Schrameyer left a message on April 6, 2009:
Don, I heard about Betty's passing from Glenn. I'm sorry for your loss.
Ray Schroeder left a message on April 6, 2009:
Donnie and family, you have my sympathy for the loss of Betty. Even though I can't be at the funeral, you will be in my thoughts. May God give you comfort. Ray.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Joyce I. Zorn left a message on April 6, 2009:
Don, Brian and family - So sorry to learn of the death of Betty at only 73 years. How time has flown by since we were neighors back on So. Parkway in Brillion. Allen passed away in 2003 - I live in an apartment on Madison St. Nancy and her husband Dale have just moved to Eagle River where she will serve churches in Land O'Lakes and Phelps. She was ordained in the U.C.C. denomination in 2000 and Dale will return to work at True Value in Rhinelander as a manager. My sympathy to all of you.
Randy Schwanke left a message on April 6, 2009:
Mom, In the end, I never knew if you were aware that I was their with you, but in my heart I know that you knew. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers, and never forgotten in my heart. I will always Love You . . . Randy
Jim & Pat Jensen left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Don, we want to express our sympathy on Betty's death. We have wonderful memories when we were neighbors on Lee Ave. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Wish the same to your children and their families. God's Blessing Always to you and yours. Old Friends! Jim & Pat Jensen
Lynn Kitzke left a message on April 6, 2009:
Randy and Deb, I was truly sorry to hear of your loss; it must be a very difficult for you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Lynn Kitzke
Scott Anderson left a message on April 6, 2009:
To the Schwanke Family,Just wanted to say how sad I was to learn of her passing she will be missed. Im sure glad I was able to vist with her the last time I was at the lake. Take Care and God Bless Scotty
Gary & Brenda Gartman left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Don and family, We are very sorry to hear about Betty and your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. I'm glad were able to meet you and Betty during our visits to Kelly Lake. With our sympathy, Gary & Brenda Gartman
Tammy Vechart left a message on April 6, 2009:
Mom, Out of sight but forever in our hearts. Im so glad we all got the chance to say goodbye. We will miss you. Love Tammy
Humberto and Karen left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Don, Mary Kay and Family, We were so sorry to hear about your mom's passing away. She was such a sweet, kind, loving and fun spirited person. We just loved her and will miss her dearly. Take care and comfort dear friends. Love, Karen and Humberto In memory of happy times... Happy Birthday Betty!
Wally and Judy Gartman left a message on April 6, 2009:
To: Don, Donny, Randy, Brian and Tammy. We offer you our sincere condolences and please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you today. Your wife and Mom and our very dear friend is now enjoying eternal happiness with our creator, fittingly she had her Good Friday and her resurection only 2 weeks after we celebrated our Lord's ressurection. May our Lord bless all of you and give you the strength to carry on.
Betsy (Anderson)Garrison left a message on April 6, 2009:
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Betsy(Anderson)Garrison left a message on April 6, 2009:
So sorry to hear about Betty. Kelly Lake will not be the same. I stopped to see her last summer. I am so glad I did. Mom and Scott send Love your way too. Don, Brian, Randy, Tammy, Donny and especially Betty will always have a special place in our hearts.
Char and Bob left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Don Our Thoughts, prayers,& love are with you along with Brian, Tammy, Randy,& Don. LovU God Bless
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Jill and Marty Rettinger left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Don and Family, We will miss our dear neighbor and friend,Betty.We will miss her at the pool, in front of the house,at shared meals and most of all in our daily lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jill and Marty
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Julie Sellars left a message on April 6, 2009:
Brian and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May your memories and the knowledge of all of the lives touched by your Mom/Wife bring you comfort. Sincerely, Julie Sellars and your friends at Saturn
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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