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Elizabeth “Betty” M. Bellin (Siegesmund), age 101 years, of Appleton, formerly of West Bend, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.
Betty was born on October 28, 1922 in Wauwatosa to William and Adele Siegesmund (Kalies). She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa, where she sang in the choir.
Betty was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” H. Bellin on August 17, 1946 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa. Bob and Betty started their life together on the farm on Church Road where they resided for 60 years. The couple became members of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in (Town of Jackson), where they both sang in the choir. Feeling strongly about the importance of a Lutheran education after both attending parochial high schools, they sent their daughters to Milwaukee Lutheran High School and their son to Concordia High School. Bob and Betty were married for 70 years until his passing in 2016.
Betty graduated from Lutheran High School in Milwaukee in 1940. After high school she attended and graduated from Prospect Hall Business School. Before marriage she was secretary/receptionist at L.J. Zedler Insurance Agency and for Lutheran Welfare Society of Wisconsin. After she was married she worked in the sales department for Roundy’s Foods and later she was clerk/carrier at the Cedarburg Post Office.
Betty always collected antiques and her favorite past time was going to auctions and rummage sales. She enjoyed sewing, baking, and traveling. Her most memorable trips were to the Holy Land and visiting two pen pals in England.
Those Betty leaves behind to cherish her memory include three children, Margaret (Dale-deceased) Pizzala of Franklin, Mary Siemek of Appleton and James (Beth) Bellin of West Bend; six grandchildren, Joel (Laurie) Siemek, Joanne Siemek, Renee (Nathan) Schmidt, Katie (Samuel) Sheeks, David (Charity) Bellin and William Pizzala; eight great-grandchildren, Ella and Mia Schmidt, Alyssa and Derek Siemek, and Caden, Lexi, Levi, and Leah Bellin; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
VISITATION: Betty’s family will greet relatives and friends on Friday, December 1, 2023 from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (1268 Pleasant Valley Rd, West Bend, WI 53095)
SERVICE: A Funeral Service remembrance of Betty will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, December 1st at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Pastor Daniel Hartwig will officiate and burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Memorials in Betty’s name can be directed to Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School or Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Moments Hospice and Dimensions Living for their care and compassion.
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