Betty J. Place

Betty J. Place, 95, of Peshtigo, Wis., passed away Jan. 5, 2022. Born May 29, 1926, daughter of the late August and Elizabeth (Hayling) Smith, she attended Peshtigo Schools and graduated in 1944.

She married Robert Place at Zion Lutheran Church in Peshtigo on Oct. 12, 1946 and he preceded her in death Oct. 28, 2000.

They enjoyed life together spending time at their cabin, especially fishing and entertaining family and friends. Right after graduation, Betty was employed by Badger Paper Mills office and then took time off to raise her family. Later, she worked for Badger Credit Union from which she retired.

Betty was a life-long member of Zion Lutheran Church and also Zion Ladies Aid.

Survivors include, a daughter, Sheryl (Michael) Gaugh of Peshtigo; two sons: Tom (Laura) Place of Wausau,Wis. and Jerry (Cheryl) Place of Peshtigo; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Russell Smith and Francis Smith; and a sister, Cecil Heroux.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 13th at Zion Lutheran Church in Peshtigo from 12:30 p.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. with Pastor Luke Myslik officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Peshtigo. Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home is assisting the family.