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Obituary for Betty J. Manke


Betty Jane Manke, 75, of Barre Mills, Wis., passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. She was born on May 15, 1944, to John and Inga (Olson) Johnson. Betty graduated from West Salem High School in 1964 and later that year married David Manke at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, West Salem on July 11. Throughout Betty’s life, she worked at the La Crosse Country Club, Ridgeview Inn, and The Villa St. Joesph. At the same time she was working at her jobs, she was a loving mother and a farmer”s wife. Betty enjoyed working out with friends, socializing at the Barre Diner, and Church activities at St. John’s in Barre Mills. One of the things she valued most, was spending time with her friends and family. Betty is survived by her children, Mark (Kris) Manke, Michael Manke (friend, Karla), Jane (Curt) Wells, and Matthew (Jessica) Manke; seven grandchildren, Sara, Kaylan, Tristan, Tanner, Aaron, Mariah, and Katherine; three great-grandchildren, Angel, Navianna, and Emersyn; her sisters, Mary, Ruthie, and Susan; one brother, La Verne; as well as her longtime friend, Leora Hurst, and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband, David; brother, Johnny; sister, JoAnne; granddaughter, Amber; grandson, Cody; and daughter-in-law, Teresa. Funeral services will be at 12 noon, Friday, December 27, 2019, at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Barre Mills. Rev. Andrew Schultz will be officiate. A private family burial will be held on Betty’s birthday, May 15, 2020, in the Church Cemetery. A visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the church. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Jostad Chapel, West Salem, is assisting the family at their time of need. Online condolences may be sent at the funeral home website, www.jandtfredrickson.com.