Elizabeth L Arft

Female 1931 - 2019  (87 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth L Arft 
    Born 22 May 1931  Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 02 Apr 2019 
    Buried St Margaret Mary Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I349910  Little Chute Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2019 

    Father Edward Harry Arft,   b. 19 Jul 1896, Winnebago County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1983, Winnebago County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Clara Marie Lefave,   b. 02 Jun 1893, Oconto, Oconto Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jul 1968, Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Family ID F133582  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Elizabeth L. Arft passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the age of 87. She was born May 22, 1931, daughter of the late Edward and Clara (LeFave) Arft. Betty graduated from Neenah High School and joined the Army in October 1950. She was in the 5th Army assigned to the Adjutant General¬ís office and was stationed in Chicago. She earned the National Defense Service Medal and was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant in October 1953. Betty was a bookkeeper for businesses in this area since her discharge from the army.

      Betty enjoyed painting pictures and was an expert knitter, making intricate afghans and sweaters for family members. She loved spending time with family and friends and loved hearing about events and happenings in her extended family. Holidays and family gatherings were treasured by her. After retirement she enjoyed her bus trips with her brother and sister to various sites.

      She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother-in-law Patricia and Bernard Kosiorek, brother and sister-in-law Robert and Mel Arft, brother and sister-in-law Donald and Joan Arft, sister and brother-in-law Dorothy and Eugene Court, brother Jack Arft, and three nephews.

      She is survived by sister-in-law Yvonne Arft and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

      Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, beginning at 9:30 AM until the time of a memorial service at 10:30 AM at Wichmann Funeral Home, Laemmrich Chapel, located at 312 Milwaukee Street in Menasha. Burial will be at St. Margaret Cemetery, Neenah, with military honors.

      The family would like to give a special thank you to the Prairie Home Assisted Living staff for all the care, support, and love given to her during her years living there. Thank you also to Heartland Hospice for the care of Betty.