Betty A. Ermatinger, 89

Betty A. Ermatinger, 89, of Plover, passed away Monday, May 6, 2024, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Betty was born April 11, 1935, in Tipler, Wisconsin, to the late Joseph and Alice Jochem. She grew up in Tipler and graduated from Stambaugh High School in Stambaugh, Michigan.

On August 9, 1958, Betty married Donald “Don” J. Ermatinger at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Together, they had four children: Lynn, Jeff, Teri, and Kirk. Betty devoted her life to her children, staying home to raise them and care for her family.

After her children were grown, Betty pursued higher education at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She taught for 20 years in the Stevens Point School District, leaving a positive impact on countless youth.

Betty enjoyed reading, baking, fishing, traveling, and watching the occasional Packer game. She especially loved spending time with her family and playing board games with her grandchildren. Betty had a passion for gardening and spent many hours working in her yard.

Betty is survived by her children, Lynn (Tim) Walters, Teri Madson, and Kirk Ermatinger; grandchildren, Derek Madson, Trevor Madson, Katie Bergs, Greg Ermatinger, Ben Ermatinger, Jenna Walters, Beau Ermatinger, and Matt Walters; great-grandchildren, Maddie Bergs, Emmie Bergs, Andrew Bergs, Jefferson Ermatinger, and Natalie Ermatinger; brother, Joseph “Joe” (Jane) Jochem; sister, Darlene (Mike) Harris; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Alice; son, Jeff Ermatinger; husband, Don Ermatinger; and sisters, Lorraine (Victor) Henning, Jane (Frank) Henning, and Judi (Joe) Lepold.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 10, 2024, at St. Bronislava Catholic Church, 3200 Plover Rd., Plover. Rev. Jeffrey Hennes will officiate. A General Rosary will be held at 9:15 a.m., with visitation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Bronislava Parish Cemetery.

Memorials may be designated to the family in Betty’s name for charitable use to be determined at a later time. The family extends a special thank you to the Aspirus Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit in Wausau, the heart team, and various specialist teams, as well as the nursing staff in all areas of care.