Mary "Bette" Lontkowski

Born in Elcho, Wisconsin on Sep 24, 1923

Died on Mar 19, 2017 and resided in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Mary (Bette Schuh) Lontkowski, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2017.  Family and friends referred to her as “Bette”.  Bette was born in Elcho, Wisconsin on September 24, 1923, to the late Tony and Marie (Kelly) Schuh.  She grew up in Elcho and graduated from Elcho High School. 

Bette worked for the Army Ordinance Department in Racine and Neenah and then went to work at the post office in Milwaukee where she met Stan Lontkowski.  They were married on June 9, 1945, at Holy Family Church in Elcho.  They lived in Chicago for a year and then moved to Green Bay in 1947 where Stan began his law practice.  Stan practiced law in Green Bay for over 55 years and passed away in January of 1999. 

Bette and Stan spent 55 happy years together.  They enjoyed traveling, camping trips with friends and family and many fun times socially.  Bette enjoyed playing bridge and volunteering.  They also spent enjoyable winters in Florida and the Gulf Shores plus a couple great trips to Europe.   Bette lovingly carried on a long-standing tradition of Thanksgiving dinner at her home with family and often good friends and always nephews, Dan Lontkowski (Jack Avery) and Dave Lontkowski.    

Bette was a long-time member of St. Bernard’s Church and Alter Society, Catholic Women’s Club, Women’s Catholic Order of Forester’s Court #1102 and a member of St. Vincent’s Auxiliary.        

Bette is survived by daughter, Joan Lontkowski of Seymour; son, Bob (Sandy) Lontkowski and step-grand-daughter, Dawn, of Scottsdale, Arizona; Joan’s son and Bette’s grandson, Robert Lontkowski, his children and Bette’s great-grandchildren, Audrina and Izayah; sister, Ginny (Cletus) Rice of Menominee Falls; nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stan and her son, Jim Lontkowski; her parents and in-laws; brother, Ken (Peggy Betz) Schuh; sister, Kathryn (Dan) Kojis; brother-in-law, Dan (Virginia) Kojis; brother-in-law Ed (Mary Hasenberg) Lontkowski and sister-in-law, Virginia. 

Friends may call at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, after 9:00 a.m. Saturday, March 25, until time of Mass. Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church with Rev. Mark VanderSteeg officiating. Burial in the Allouez Catholic Cemetery.  In lieu of floral expressions, Bette and her family request donations be made to Catholic Women’s Charities. Online condolences may be sent to Bette’s family at www.prokowall.com.  

The family wishes to thank all the many friends who have shown Bette so much love and support. A special thank you to Jon and Heather Hill, Halle, Sumedha and Kruse, who was Bette’s little buddy, for all their help and concern for Bette.   


Funeral Mass: Saturday Mar 25, 2017, 11:00 am at St. Bernard Catholic Church

Visitation: Saturday Mar 25, 2017, 9:00-11:00 am at St. Bernard Catholic Church

Served by Proko-Wall Funeral Director: Bob Walczyk Jr

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