Betty J. Schultz, of Antigo, died Thursday, March 25, 2021, at her home in Leesburg, Fla. She was 79 years old.
She was born on Feb. 16, 1942, in Antigo, a daughter of Raymond and Justy (Denk) Jansen. She married Roger Schultz on July 2, 1960.
Betty was baptized, confirmed and married at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Deerbrook.
She attended Gillis Grade School and graduated from Antigo High School with the class of 1960.
Betty worked at F.W. Woolworth food counter and waitressed many places including Uneeda Lunch in Antigo and Quinns in Neva. She also worked at Red Owl, Merit Gear, Fashion Crossroads and retired in January 2009 after 25 years at the Antigo Daily Journal.
She was a member of Gillis Go Getters 4-H Club, was a 4-H project leader and a Market Animal Committee member. She was a 25-year member of the Springbrook Homemakers Club, having served as secretary and president and also served as vice president of the Langlade County Homemakers Club. Betty was a charter member of both the Antigo Stock Car Association and the Northwoods Lioness Club, holding the offices of secretary and president and also a member of Badgerland Classics.
Betty was a regular blood donor, having donated eight gallons.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Roger; three children, Terri (Tim) Verhasselt of Green Bay, Gregory Schultz of Leesburg, Fla., and Tammy (John) Lemmer of Tomahawk; eight grandchildren, Justin (Ashley) Verhasselt, Whitney Verhasselt, McKinzey (Ryan) Schultz, Natiley (Joe) Solin, Nicholas (Michele) MacDonald, Amber Ackerman, Jaclyn (Shane) Kauzlaric and Benjamin (Kaitlyn) Lemmer; 13 great-grandchildren, Grayson and Zadie, Willa, Bexley and Oaklyn, Raina, Lila and Zander, Isaac and Vincent, Hailey and Liberty, and Myla; a sister, Alice (Ron) Ernhardt of Merrill; and a brother, Donald “Butch” (Lorna) Jansen of Robertsdale, Ala.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jim (Rose) Jansen.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church with Rev. Paul Radke officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday at the church from 9:30-11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
Your presence we will miss, Your memories we will treasure
Loving you always, Forgetting you never
Bradley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.bradleyfh.com.