Food Culinary 07

Elizabeth "Betty" (Hartl) Grendzinski

March 15, 1935 ~ March 17, 2021 (age 86)


Elizabeth “Betty” R. Grendzinski, 86, Wausau, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

She was born March 15, 1935 in Stratford, daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Kauer) Hartl.  On November 4, 1953, she married Leon T. Grendzinski at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Stratford.  He preceded her in death on February 8, 2019.

For many years, Betty worked as a waitress for the former Bill’s Fine Foods in Wausau, a job she truly enjoyed.  She was a longtime member of St. Anne Catholic Church, the Circle of Joy and Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Rose.  Among her favorite pastimes, she liked cooking, traveling with her husband, Leon and was an excellent baker.  Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, friends and her cat “Kody”.

Survivors include, four children, Deborah Jones, Kronenwetter, Diane (Wilt) Faber, Ringle, David (Connie) Grendzinski, Weston and Dennis Grendzinski, Wisconsin Rapids; daughter-in-law, Shelley Grendzinski, Aurora, CO; ten grandchildren, Tyler and Jordan Faber, Alicia and Ashley Jones, Lindsey (Ben) Kottke, Travis and Brandon Grendzinski, Justin and Anna Bybee and Jacqueline Moeller; seven great-grandchildren, Ethan, Haley and Tater Moeller, Cameron Bybee, Eli and Wyatt Kottke and Bryson Grendzinski; sister, Dolores Fors, Indianapolis, IN; sister-in-law, Delores Hartl; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Leon, she was preceded in death by one son, Daniel, three sisters Mary Treml, Ann Ellenbecker, Maggie Van Ryzin, and one brother Mike Hartl.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at St. Anne Catholic Church, Wausau.  Rev. Tom Lindner will preside.  Entombment will be in the Memorial Chapel Mausoleum, Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.  Visitation will be on Monday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau and again on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  There will be a 7:30 p.m. rosary service Monday evening at the funeral home.  Social distancing will be observed and face masks are required to attend. 

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March 22, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
1302 Sixth Street
Wausau, WI 54403

Funeral Mass
March 23, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Anne Catholic Church (Wausau)

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