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Betty Preu, age 94, of Rothschild, WI passed away at Aspirus Hospice House on October 7, 2018.
Betty was born in Milwaukee, WI on March 31, 1924 to Paul and Emma (Meister) Kasdorf. Upon graduation from Washington High School in Milwaukee, she performed clerical work at Employers Insurance Company.
She married Henry Preu in Milwaukee on June 19, 1948. Together they lovingly raised two children. She and Henry spent some of their happiest years during retirement living in Elcho, WI on Enterprise Lake. There they provided family and friends with many wonderful memories of time spent together. She enjoyed nature, reading, crossword puzzles, and traveling.
Betty was a kind and humble woman who preferred not to draw attention to herself. She loved her family and friends unconditionally. Very meaningful in her life was her volunteer work with handicapped children and adults, first at Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown and then at the West Allis Handicapped Program. Bethesda opened her eyes and awakened her need to love and help those people that were physically and mentally challenged. In later years, Betty focused on helping aging people at the Friendly Village and Kennedy Park Nursing Homes in Rhinelander and Wausau, respectively.
Betty will be missed dearly by her son Richard (Candy) Preu of Rhinelander, daughter Nancy (Greg) Fabel of Kronenwetter; grandchildren Scott (Amy) Augustine, Chad (Jessica) Augustine, Eric Preu, Emily (Adam) Ably and five great-grandchildren. Betty was predeceased by her husband Henry on March 2, 1993, by her parents, and brothers Paul and Clifford Kasdorf.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 11 A.M., at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Weston. Visitation is at 10 A.M. before the service. Interment at Forest Home Cemetery in Rhinelander. The family wishes to extend their thanks to Aspirus Home Hospice Care and Hospice House for the kindness and care of their staff.
Memorials can be made to Mount Olive Church, Bethesda Lutheran Communities, or The Salvation Army.