THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Elizabeth J. Wotruba
Issue Date: May 5, 2017
Elizabeth J. "Bette" (Ammerman) Wotruba, 90, Green Bay, died Monday, April 25, 2017.
She was born on March 10, 1927, in Two Rivers to William and Leah (Wolfe) Ammerman. Bette was a graduate of Washington High School in Two Rivers, Class of 1945.
On September 20, 1947, she married Gerald J. Wotruba in Two Rivers. He preceded her in death on September 19, 1998. Together they lived in Two Rivers until 1958 and later lived in Green Bay until 1972.
Afterwards, they moved to Athelstane until 2000 when Bette moved back to Green Bay. Bette was a member of The Christian Ladies Society at St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church in Silver Cliff, WI and the American Legion Auxiliary Post #66 in Silver Cliff.
Bette is survived by her children and their spouses, Thomas and Barb Wotruba, Lee Wotruba, William and Carla Wotruba, Kathy and Tom Van Den Elzen, Cheryl Stumbris, Julie and Craig Laakso and Tina and Charles Glasso; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; a daughter, Kim Marie and a son-in-law, Dave Stumbris.
Visitation and Services were held on Monday, May 1 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Howard. Burial was in Athelstane Cemetery. Blaney Funeral Home of Green Bay assisted the family.