THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Betty J. Vaness
Issue Date: December 26, 2018
Betty J. Vaness, 93, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 at Atrium Post Acute Care.
Born Aug. 8, 1925, to the late August and Edna (Rugg) Schultz, she married Harry Vanness on Nov. 18, 1940 at the age of 15 and he preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1984.
A stay at home mom for many years, she later worked at Vernco and Lloyd Flanders. She enjoyed hunting, going to the casino, bingo and playing cards, especially with a group on Saturday nights. She loved time with her family, especially her great-granddaughter, Kendall.
She is survived by two sons, Harry "Butch" (Edie) Vaness and August (Raedean) Vaness; five daughters, Verna Mason, Nancy (Paul) Hoffman, Janice (Joseph "Little Butch") Brunette, Lorri (Scott) Melchoir and Rose Vaness; 23 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rose Gaber and Ruth Gorecki and special friends, Gary Collins, Dolly Dulak, Kathy St. John and Kathy Menard.
In addition to her parents and husband, Harry, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; a brother and four sisters.
Per her request, no services will be held. Thielen Funeral Home of Marinette is assisting the family.
Donations can be directed to the Emergency Rescue Squad in her name.