Dec. 11, 2018 – Jackson, WI – Elizabeth M. “Betty” Hembel (nee Strupp), 78, of Jackson died Friday, December 7, 2018 at The Kathy Hospice. She was born June 4, 1940 in the Town of Addison to Isador and Cecilia (nee Tennies) Strupp and married Marvin P. Hembel on October 29, 1958 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in St. Lawrence.
After their marriage the settled on a farm in the Town of Polk and a short time later the moved to Jackson. For more than 30 years Betty worked at Universal Strap. She also worked at the former Gumm’s Tap, later Heidel’s for 49 years. She also drove school bus for Rite Way in Germantown for 14 years.
Betty was a member of the SSgt Henry F. Gumm American Legion post 483 Auxiliary in Jackson.
Betty is survived by her husband of 60 years, Marvin, 4 children: Laurie (Mark) Bublitz of Cedarburg, Lindy Rohlinger of Jackson, Mike (Julie) Hembel of West Bend and Julie (Mark) Boche of Hartland and 7 grandchildren: Adam (Marie) Bublitz, Grant (Claire Seefeldt) Bublitz, Tyler (Jolene Paczesny) Wolfgram, Max (Kelsey Rummel) Rohlinger, Kayla (Ross Schuppel) Hembel, Nikki (Joe Tesch) Hembel and Bailey Boche. She is further survived by 4 great-grandchildren: Liliana, Levi, Harper and Taylor, 7 siblings: Dolores Koenig of West Bend, Janet (Eugene) Fritz of Allenton, Peter (Elaine) Strupp of Hartford, Cele Schmidt of Kewaskum, Fred (Elaine) Strupp of West Bend, Mary (Jerry) O’Shea of Newport, WA and Tom Strupp of Keil, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents Isador and Cecilia Strupp, a daughter Karen in infancy and brothers-in-law: Gerald Hembel, Vernon Goeden, Marvin Koenig and Marvin Schmidt and a sister-in-law Carol Strupp.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in West Bend. Burial will be Thursday in Washington County Memorial Park. The family will greet relatives and friends on Wednesday, at the church only from 2:30 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. Memorials to the family to be distributed to Betty’s favorite charities are appreciated.
Always on the go…never resting…things need to get done…a great cook and baker, everything so clean…Mom, your work ethic lives on in all of us – we hope your reward in Heaven is a little rest!
The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family.