Raymond H. Betz

Cemetery Record Information

Full Name: Raymond H. Betz


Birth: September 4, 1907
Death: September 24, 2001
Age: 94


husband of Marion




Raymond Henry Betz, 94, a resident of W5893 Count Trunk F, Byron, passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at the Hope Health and Rehabilitation Center, Lomira.

He was born Sept. 4, 1907, the oldest child of the late Henry and Catherine Delfeld Betz.  He was a lifelong resident of Byron, living in the home in which he was born until shortly before his death.

On Sept. 11, 1943, he married Marion Dyer at St. John the Evangelist Church, Byron.

Raymond attended school in Byron and treasured the many enduring friendships he formed there.  He was engaged in dairy farming all his life.  He operated an apple orchard and farm market for many years after his retirement from dairy farming.

Raymond was a lifelong member of Sons of Zebedee, St. John’s Byron, where he served as an altar boy, trustee, cemetery official and in several other positions.  He founded the “Over 80 Club” for local 80-year-olds who had walked behind a hand plow.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years; five daughters, Katherine Alexander of Albuquerque, N.M., Carolyn (Ron) Baeten of De Pere, Wis., Mary Ellen (Gerald) Keeton of Ruidoso, N.M., Elizabeth (Glenn) Lampark of Racine, Wis. and Maureen (John Ebert) Betz of Byron; seven grandchildren, David Miller of Portland, Ore., Carrie Baeten of Hudson, Wis., Jeri Ann Keeton of Albuquerque, N.M., John Baeten of Stevens Point, Wis., Colin Lampark of Lexington, Ky., Gregory Lampark of Racine, Wis., and Michelle Eiland, of Albuquerque, N.M.  He is further survived by two sisters, Eunice Huck  of Fond du Lac, and Agnes Johnson of Campbellsport, Wis., a sister-in-law, Helen Betz, of Byron,; 24 nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Adrian (and his wife, Rosemary), and Walter, one sitter, Rose Cruezer (and her husband, Oscar); four brothers-in-law, Lloyd Huck, Thomas Johnson, Louis Dyer, and 2nd Lt. Lester Dyer.

Services:  A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Sons of Zebedee, St. John’s Byron.  The Rev. James B Posanski will officiate.   Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation:  Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of services.

Memorials in his name may be directed to St. Agnes Hospice Hope Program or the Hospice Home of Hope.

Zacherl Funeral Home is serving the family.

“Raymond walked the earth humbly and patiently as a steward of the soil.  He was known for his remarkable memory and keen sense of history.”


The Reporter (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)

26 Sep 2001, Wednesday,     Page 14


St. John’s Cemetery – Byron, WI

Headstone Location:
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