Beatrice A. Holzhueter, 87 of Waterloo, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Ingleside Manor of Mount Horeb surrounded by her family.
Bea was born March 5, 1929 at home in Waterloo, WI the daughter of Frederick and Frieda (Kohn) Balmer. She completed Columbia County Normal School and received a teaching degree. On July 19, 1952, Bea married Arthur Holzhueter at St. John's Lutheran Church of Waterloo. Bea and Art were married for 22 years until his death in 1975. Bea was a very able person and after Art's death, her children's care and well-being became hers alone - and she thrived. Bea never remarried. She told her children, "I had the best, why would I want any of the rest?" She took pride in being independent and industrious. Bea was known for her sweet spirit, bubbly personality, and kind heart. She enjoyed gardening, loved flowers and enjoyed traveling later in life. Bea's children and grandchildren were her pride and joy. She never missed a program or game. Bea was a beautiful lady who was dearly loved by all who knew her and will be missed.
She is survived by: her Children David of Madison, Debra (Jeffrey) Halverson of Deerfield, Dennis of Waterloo, Diane (Robert) Farnsworth of Mt. Horeb; Grandchildren Erik (Allison), Elizabeth, Brett, Blake, Bryce; Great-Grandchildren Brayden and Ryleigh Bea; Sisters Darlene Gordon and Carol Lange; Sister-in-Law Judy Balmer. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Bea is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Sisters Bernadine Hensler and Marion Jeffson, and Brother Fred Balmer.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at St. John's Lutheran Church with Rev. Thomas Wilsmann presiding. Visitation will be on Monday at Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home of Waterloo from 5:00PM-7:00PM and on Tuesday from 1:00PM until the time of service at the church. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery following the service.
Monday, December 19th, 2016, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home-Waterloo
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, St. John Ev. Lutheran Church-Waterloo
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016, 2:00pm, St. John Ev. Lutheran Church-Waterloo
Oak Hill Cemetery