Elizabeth “Betsy” A. Manthey (Warne), Waupaca, Wisconsin, age 80, passed away peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at ThedaCare Medical Center – Waupaca.
She was born in 1935 in Manitowoc, WI, daughter of Henry and Ruth (Neuhaus) Struck. On October 30, 1954, Betsy married Gerald Manthey in Manitowoc and together they shared 43 years of marriage before his passing on August 21, 1998. On June 27, 2003, Betsy married Dave Warne in Waupaca, WI. She was a member of Crystal Lake United Methodist Church of Waupaca. Betsy participated in water aerobics at the Ramada Inn for 30 years. She managed the Waupaca Chamber of Commerce from 1987 – 1991. Betsy will be deeply missed by all of her loving family and many friends.
Betsy is survived by her loving husband, Dave Warne; four children, Mike (Marti) Manthey, Sarah (Mark) Woyak, Pat (Terrie) Manthey, and Jerry (Dawn) Manthey; four step-children, Beth (Joe) Norton, Wendy Warne, David Warne, and Pete Warne; six grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, one brother, Jim Struck and an aunt, Florence Shekoski. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Ruth Struck; her first husband, Gerald Manthey; one grandson, Jesse Manthey; and one sister, Naomi Knipp.
A Memorial Service will be on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca, WI. Pastor Jeffrey Fletcher and Justin Woyak (Betsy’s grandson) will officiate. There will be no visitation prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to Community Hospice Foundation – Waupaca area, # 920-738-6503, P.O. Box 1534, Appleton, WI 54912-1534. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.
A special thank-you to Dr. Earl Anderson and hospital staff with ThedaCare Medical Center of Waupaca and to Alicia, Chris, Barb, and the rest of the staff from ThedaCare at Home Hospice for all of their help and support to our family. The special care Betsy received will never be forgotten.