Betty Ann Zamzow, 89

Betty Ann Zamzow, 89 of Cumberland, Wis., passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Stevens Point on Oct. 11, 2019, she was under the care of Ascension Home Hospice.  Betty was surrounded by family.

Betty was born in Chicago, Ill. on Feb 12, 1930, the daughter of William and Bertha (Wyman) Nesbitt.  She lived in Chicago until her marriage to Edward P. Zamzow on August 5, 1950. After marriage, the couple moved to Platteville, Wis., where Betty worked as a secretary for the U.S. Bureau of Mines, while Ed attended college.

During her life, Betty lived in several small towns throughout the state buying and renovating homes with Ed.  She raised three children and was a stay at home mom that was always an active supporter of her children and her communities. Betty was a teacher and educator her entire adult life. She started and was the leader of a Girl Scout troop in Hazel Green, Wis. and was a long time Cub Scout Den Mother and Webelo leader.  She also taught Bible School at the Barron United Methodist Church and was a 4-H leader in Barron. Betty and family also hosted and served as temporary mom and family to Fernando Santana, an exchange student from Venezuela.

When her children were older Betty and Ed, started, owned, and operated “Wee Folks House” a daycare in Barron, Wis.  There she raised and taught a generation of children in Barron. Before retiring, she was a caretaker at the Monroe Manor and assisted living home.

Upon retirement, Betty and Ed moved to “The Cabin” in rural Cumberland. There, the two ran the Antique Junktion. They often traveled around the U.S. in their camper, searching for treasures. When home Betty loved to sew, read, and spend time with her family always enjoying a rousing Thanksgiving celebration in her home.

Three children survive Betty, Craig (Susan) of Clarion Penn.: Lisa Piekarski of Stevens Point, and Curtis Zamzow (Beth) Solon Springs, Wis.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Her husband Ed preceded her in death.

A funeral service for Betty will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at Pisarski Funeral Home, 703 Second St., Stevens Point. Pastor Tim O’Brien will officiate. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

A graveside service will take place on Friday at 1 p.m. at Shanks Cemetery in Portage. 

Pisarski Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family. For online condolences please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.

The family would like to thank Kate, Luann, David, Terry, and the rest of the Ascension Hospice care team. 

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