Elizabeth J. “Betty” “Elsie” Sitko, 71, of Mosinee, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2016 with her family at her side at Stoney River Assisted Living, Weston under the care of Ministry Hospice Services.
She was born October 18, 1944 in Stevens Point WI, the only child to Edward and Rose (Kawleski) Stepaniak. She married Lawrence Sitko on June 20, 1964 at St Peter's Catholic Church in Stevens Point. He survives.
After graduating from Maria High School, Stevens Point, in 1962, Elizabeth's career included secretarial work at Sentry Insurance, Stevens Point and Wausau/Mosinee Paper, Mosinee, and in her retirement at the Mosinee Chamber of Commerce as well as preparing the weekly bulletins for St John the Baptist Catholic Church. She was a dedicated secretary who took pride in her work and she respected her co-workers who were also her friends.
Elizabeth was a devout Catholic. She was quiet and had a kind and considerate heart, and she always saw the good in others. She enjoyed her time with family and friends, playing cards, watching game shows, reading, attending craft shows, shopping trips, car cruises, and church picnics. Perogi, Pączki and Czarnina were on her list of favorite foods. Her grandsons were her pride and joy and she always made sure she attended their sporting and musical events.
Survivors besides her husband include two daughters Susan (Darrin) Walkowski, and Sharon (Rodney) Baumann, and three grandsons Brandon and Bryce Walkowski and Jace Baumann, two brothers-in-law Conrad Sitko, Daniel (Pam) Sitko and sister-in-law Elizabeth Sitko, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her parents-in-law Joseph and Anna Sitko and her sister-in-law Susan (Conrad) Sitko.
Services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 18, 2016, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Peplin. The Rev. James Arthur will officiate. Burial will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Peplin. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, at Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee. Visitation will be again Saturday, from 9 a.m. until time of services, at the church. Online condolences can be made at bestefh.com
The family would like to thank all the caregivers and staff at Stoney Creek Assisted Living and Ministry Hospice Services for their compassionate care and support.