Kirmse, Betty A.

Died: 11 April 2015

Kirmse, Betty A. passed away Saturday evening, 11 April 2015, at Lawlis Family Hospice Center in Mequon, while surrounded by her family. She was 86 years old. Betty was born in Port Washington on 5 March 1929, daughter of Henry and Gertrude (Wiesner) Rosewitz. She attended local schools and graduated from Mercy High School in Milwaukee in 1947. Following her schooling, she worked at the Port Washington Chair Factory and Gilson’s. On 12 June 1948 she was united in marriage with Arno Kirmse at St. Paul’s Community Church in Waubeka. The couple lived in Port Washington a bit before settling in Waubeka and raising their family. Arno preceded her in death in 1999. 

Betty enjoyed a good game of sheepshead, bowling, golf and playing Yatzee! She was an avid Packers fan- particularly of Clay Matthews, a volunteer with the American Heart Association and was on the Election Board in the town of Fredonia for many years. Mrs. Kirmse was also very fond of family fish fry.

Mrs. Kirmse is survived by her four children: Arno J. “Butch” Kirmse, Robin (Wade) Auer, John (Tammy) Kirmse, all of Waubeka, and Michael (Tonya) Kirmse of Silver Creek. She is also survived by ten grandchildren: Sara (Jason) Caswell, Amanda (Richard) Sincock, Michael Auer, Michael Kirmse, Emily Kirmse, Molly and Morgan Kirmse, Corey Dimmer, Jesse and Paige Verbanac, 7 great-grandchildren, a sister Pauline Tarebo of Bryson City, NC, sister-in-law June Tredeau of Greenland, MI, other relatives and many friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and brothers John and Henry Rosewitz.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, 18 April, at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave. Port Washington. Betty was laid to rest beside her husband in St. Paul’s Union Cemetery, Waubeka. 

Betty will be greatly missed at the Seidemann Reunions and remembered for her early registrations and her love of Bingo. She was a very caring and loving supporter and is listed on page 311 of the fourth edition of the Seidemann Family Tree Book.