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Betty Williams, age 91 of Neenah passed away on February 8, 2019. Betty was born on March 25, 1927, the youngest of six children to the late Bill and Leila (Carter) Rogge. In 1943 she married Edward Wisniewski, who perished shortly after their marriage during WWII. Her brothers introduced her to a returning soldier named Harold Williams. They were married in 1945 and through their 42 years together they raised 4 children.
Betty moved from Neenah to Fremont, New London and then back to Neenah. She worked at the A&P Neenah Island location, Kimlark in Neenah and A&P in New London. She later went into business with Harold and became owner of Willy’s Inn, Neenah, managed by her son Bill. After selling the business she became a co-owner of Hucklberry Acres Campground in New London in which she shared ownership with Harold and their children Bill and Sue. She retired from the campground in 2001 and moved back to Neenah.
Many people at the Campground simply called her Mom. She was always available and worked at various jobs running the business. She was the peacekeeper, the one with the smile, sweet voice and quick laugh. Betty very much enjoyed meeting all the campers and working with others for special parties and activities and just the day-to-day interactions of running the business.
Betty was a very giving person to family and friends. She also liked to give to the casinos when she could get away from the business. She very much enjoyed her trips to Laughlin, NV and other places over the years. A lot of laughs with friends and fabulous stories to tell.
Surviving family members include daughters: Sue (Gene) Murray, Reedsburg; Vicky (Jack) Zemlock, Neenah and their children: Renee Zemlock, Port St. Joe, FL.; Jennifer Zemlock (Aaron Tallman); Neenah, Aaron (Niki) Zemlock, Neenah and their children Alexis and Jack Zemlock; a grandson Daniel Williams (fiancée, Robin Spielman), Phoenix, AZ, daughter in-laws: Diane Williams, Greenville; JoAnne Williams, Neenah and her children DeeAnn Zacharias, Robert, Barb and Brian Dzbinski and Juli Lambrecht; nieces and nephews: James, Patrick and Russell Rogge, Sharyl LaFaive, Janice Gauger, Weldon Nelson, Cory Smith, Wendy Smith (LaCombe). She is also survived by numerous extended family members and friends.
Betty was preceded in death by her siblings: Bill, Robert, Vernon, Russell and Beatrice Rogge. Her spouse Harold Williams; sons: Bill and Douglas Williams; daughter in-law: Roxanne Williams and an infant grandchild: Adam Williams; in-laws: Grant and Margaret Mader, Alan and Emma Nelson; nieces: Aloha (Lee) Maxwell, Bonnie (Russ) Smith,
Betty will be remembered fondly by many.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Kessler Funeral Home, 304 S Commercial Street, Neenah. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. For online condolences, please visit www.kesslerfh.com.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at Prairie Home Assisted Living and ThedaCare Hospice for their TLC in caring for Betty during the final chapter of her life.