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Betty Burgess

March 6, 1933 — January 11, 2024



Betty L. Burgess, 90, of Spread Eagle, Wis, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2024, at Pride TLC, Weston, Wis.

She was born March 6, 1933, in Sagola, Mich., daughter of the late Arnold and Alva Simondsen.  Betty grew up outside Sagola and was a graduate of Channing High School, class 1951.  Betty married Ray Burgess on October 27, 1951.

Betty was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Kingsford and a volunteer of St. Vincent DePaul thrift store. She was very active as a volunteer in her children’s activities sewing costumes, attending plays, concerts, sporting events and later helping with her many grandchildren.  She and Ray were members of the Pine Mountain Golf Club, and she enjoyed golfing in her women’s league.

Survivors include her five sons, James (Laure), Karl (Carol), Denis (Linda Kocourek), Dale (Julie), and Paul (Jaycee); one daughter, Vickie (Rick) Mytinger; 20 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband of almost 70 years, Ray Burgess; 3 brothers; Walter, Leroy and Elroy, 5 sisters; Emma, Norma, Audrey, Janice and Kay.

A funeral and interment will be scheduled for this summer at a date yet to be determined.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice in Betty’s name or to the Alzheimer’s Association>donate.


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