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Betty Jane Theder

April 19, 1923 ~ November 18, 2018 (age 95)

Betty J. Theder 95, of Watertown passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Rainbow Hospice with her loving family by her side.

Betty was born on April 19, 1923 in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Albert and Amanda (Dickhoff) Crouch. She married Peter E. Theder on May 2, 1942 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Watertown and the two enjoyed 69 years of marriage together until Peter’s death in 2011. God blessed Peter and Betty’s marriage with three children. She worked for Lindberg Hevi-Duty in Manufacturing for most of her working career. Betty’s faith was very important to her. She attended mass as long as her body would allow her and when she was no longer able, she watched church on TV. Betty was an independent and capable woman. She rarely asked for help from others, she was able to do things for herself. For leisure, she loved to fish with her husband and family on Lake Puckaway. In her later years, she enjoyed working crossword puzzles and was an avid Packers fan.  She also enjoyed spending time with her sister Evelyn after her husband passed away. Betty was a kind lady and will be dearly missed by her loving family.

Betty is survived by: her three children, Michael (Karen) Theder, Patrick (Pam) Theder, and Susan (Gary) Reynolds; 8 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by: her parents; her loving husband, Peter; and a granddaughter, Jennifer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church with Fr. Patrick Wendler presiding. Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until the time of mass at the church. Betty will be laid to rest in St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery following the service.

Memorials in Betty’s honor may be made to Rainbow Hospice Center.

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