Theresa (Beth) Crowe

Theresa (Beth) Crowe

Theresa “Beth” Elizabeth Crowe, of Fitchburg, formerly of Milwaukee, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at Agrace Hospice at the age of 76.

She was born on Dec. 18, 1944, in Langlade County, a daughter of the late Fabian and Irene (Zastrow) Gilray.

Beth was raised in Lily and was a graduate of Antigo High School with the class of 1963.

After high school, she moved to Milwaukee where she raised her family.

She enjoyed birds, flowers, animals and being outdoors. She also enjoyed coloring, painting, drawing, doing yard work and spending time with her children, grandchildren and pets.

Survivors include her partner of 32 years, Dennis Lewand of Milwaukee; two daughters, Michelle (Laura) Lester of Marengo, Illinois, and Barbara (George) Perkins of Madison; a son, Michael Crowe of Kenosha; six grandchildren, Tim, Jordan, Andrew, Shannon, Mimi and Ben; two sisters, Rita Coyle of Chicago and Elaine Hawkins of New Bern, North Carolina; and a brother, John Gilray of Tuscon, Arizona.

She was preceded in death by a child in infancy.

A graveside service will be held at the Lily Cemetery on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the National Audubon Society (, the Alzheimer’s Foundation ( or Agrace Hospice (

Bradley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences at

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