Betty M. Benzschawel, age 85, of Wonder Lake, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born in Sheboygan, WI, on November 17, 1931 to Erich and Clara (Mueller) Schulz. On May 2, 1953, Betty married the love of her life, Gerald “Jerry” Benzschawel, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Sheboygan.
Formerly of St. Charles, Betty has resided in Wonder Lake for the past 20 years. She was a devoted homemaker the majority of her life, who always put her family first. Betty also enjoyed playing piano, watching sports, and doing crossword puzzles.
Betty is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Jerry; four children, Lynn (Timothy) O’Toole, Michael Benzschawel, Sonia (Steve) Hertogs, and Mark Benzschawel; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret (the late Marvin) Hemb; and her brother, Raymond (Ginny) Schulz.
In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her infant son Robert, her brother Ralph Schulz, and her sister, Irene (the late Jim) Sprenger..
Services are private for the immediate family.
In lieu of flowers, Betty’s family suggests memorials to Christ the King Church, Columbarium Fund, 5006 East Wonder Lake Road, Wonder Lake, IL, 60097.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home, 7611 Hancock Drive, Wonder Lake, IL 60097. For information , please call the funeral home at 815-728-0233, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.
Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home
7611 W. Hancock Drive
Wonder Lake, IL 60097