Betty Jean Schmidt age 81 of Portage, Wisconsin died on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Divine Savior Hospital in Portage.
Betty was born on March 5, 1938 to Arthur and Edna (Radtke) Koepp.
Betty married Gerald “Jerry” Schmidt on September 15, 1956 in Portage, Wisconsin and were married for 62 years.
Betty loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and Riding the Harley Davidson with Jerry.
Betty was employed and retired from the AMPI cheese plant after twenty plus years.
Betty is survived by her daughters Laurie Briggs; Sharon (Dale) Rainey; grandchildren, Kim Meyers; Lisa (Robert) Hering; Jeremy Schmidt; Jessica Schmidt; Sara Schmidt; Toni (Carey) Higgins; Danielle Rainey. Six grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jerry, son Michael, Grandson Aaron Schmidt and Great grandson Tyler Furman, son -in-law James Briggs and a sister Shirley Holmes.
A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Kratz Funeral Home in Portage, WI A graveside service will follow at St. Mary cemetery in Portage. With Pastor Aaron Alfred officiating.