THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Betty J. Place
Issue Date: January 13, 2022
Betty J. (Smith) Place, 95, of Peshtigo, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022.
Born May 29, 1926, daughter of the late August and Elizabeth (Hayling) Smith, she attended Peshtigo Schools and graduated in 1944. On October 12, 1946 she married Robert Place at Zion Lutheran Church in Peshtigo and he preceded her in death on October 28, 2000.
They enjoyed life together spending time at their cabin, especially fishing and entertaining family and friends. Right after graduation Betty was employed by Badger Paper Mills office and then took time off to raise her family. Later she worked for Badger Credit Union from which she retired. Betty was a life-long member of Zion Lutheran Church and also Zion Ladies Aid.
Survivors include, a daughter, Sheryl (Michael) Gaugh of Peshtigo; 2 sons, Tom (Laura) Place of Wausau, and Jerry (Cheryl) Place of Peshtigo; 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren with one on the way.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Russell Smith and Francis Smith and a sister, Cecil Heroux.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 13th at Zion Lutheran Church in Peshtigo from 12:30 pm until time of services at 2:00 pm with Pastor Luke Myslik officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Peshtigo. Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home of Peshtigo is assisting the family.