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Elizabeth Grosnick

December 15, 1921 — May 25, 2015

Elizabeth E. "Betty" Grosnick, 93, of Watertown passed away on Monday, May 25, 2015 at the Golden Living Center-Watertown.

Betty was born on December 15, 1921 in Watertown, Wisconsin to Hilmer and Esther (Schumacher) Sonnemann. She attended St. John's Lutheran School and graduated from Watertown High School. She continued her education at Valparaiso University, where she obtained her bachelor's degree in December 1942. After graduation from college, she taught high-school English and Latin in Ludington, Michigan. On December 30, 1945, she married Dr. Arthur F. Grosnick, also of Watertown, at St. John's Lutheran Church. After their marriage, Betty and Art moved to Rapid City, South Dakota, where he served as a dentist in the Army Air Corps. After their return to Wisconsin in the late 1940s, Betty began her long career as a teacher in the Lutheran schools. She taught the elementary grades for over 35 years at St. John's Lutheran School and St. Peter's Lutheran School.

Betty was a willing and capable volunteer with her church, teaching Sunday school and Vacation Bible School, singing in the choir, and serving as a member of the LWML. After her retirement from teaching, she volunteered at Bethesda Lutheran Home, both working in the thrift store and assisting with office work, and served at the Watertown Food Pantry.

Betty is survived by sons Dr. Philip (Gretchen) and Dr. David (Randa Duvick), seven grandchildren Timothy (Heidi), Michael (Shannon), Daniel, Joel, Abigail, Benjamin, and Mihiretu, and four great-grandchildren, Christina, Andrew, Emmalin, and Zoey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arthur, their infant son Stephen, her brother Karl Sonnemann, and an infant grandson.

Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or Valparaiso University.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. David Groth presiding. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 9 AM -11 AM. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery, Watertown.

Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home is caring for the family. On-line condolences may be made at .
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Friday, May 29th, 2015, 9:00am - 11:00am, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

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Friday, May 29th, 2015, 11:00am, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

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