Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Michael, age 75, of McHenry, died Thursday, February 3, 2011, at Centegra Hospital – McHenry.
She was born August 26, 1935 in Chicago to Joseph and Louise (Stromstad) Stauter. Betty was a long-time resident of McHenry. For over 35 years, she was employed by Rae Motors in McHenry. After retiring from Rae Motors, she worked in the kitchen as a cook at Childtime in McHenry.
She loved camping and the outdoors, and enjoyed watching Saturday races at Wilmot, Santa Fe, and Milwaukee race tracks. She also enjoyed snowmobiles and was a member of the Sno Bugs. She was an Elvis fan, and enjoyed a visit to Graceland in 2010.
Survivors include three children, Joseph Buchert, Cindy Michael, and Don Michael; three grandchildren, Kim, Kyle, and Jamie.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald A. Michael on May 4, 2006; and a brother, Joseph Stauter.
Visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, February 7, 2011, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
The cremation rite will be accorded privately.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, her family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 30 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 2015, Chicago, IL 60602.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400. Friends may send an on-line condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com.