Bette J. Klitzke, Waupaca, Wisconsin, age 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 5, 2012 at Bethany Home in Waupaca, WI. She was born July 1, 1924 in Neenah, WI, daughter of Edward and Josephine (Schroeder) Knutson. On October 30, 1948, Bette married Orville Klitzke in Winchester, WI. Together they raised two children.
Bette was a secretary at the YMCA in Oshkosh for many years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca. Bette will be deeply missed by all of her loving family and friends. Bette is survived by: her loving husband: Orville Klitzke of Waupaca, WI; son, Brad (Dayna) Klitzke of Thorton, CO; daughter, Sue (Dr. Danny) Hammond of Centennial, CO; grandchildren: Grant Klitzke, Briane Klitzke, MacKenzie Hammond, Spencer Hammond, Melanie Law, Mariel Ring, Micki Ring, and Maddi Ring; and sister, Marion Moeser of Milwaukee, WI. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Josephine Knutson, and an infant daughter, Mary Beth Klitzke.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca, WI. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements. The family would like to thank the staff at Bethany Home for the care that they gave Bette during her stay. Holly Funeral Home, 526 S. Main Street, Waupaca www.hollyfuneralhome.com