Betty Ann Zamzow
Betty Ann Zamzow, age 89, of Cumberland, WI, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Stevens Point, WI, on Oct. 11, 2019. She was under the care of Ascension Home Hospice. Betty was surrounded by family.
Betty was born in Chicago, IL, on Feb. 12, 1930, the daughter of William and Bertha (Wyman) Nesbitt. She lived in Chicago until her marriage to Edward P. Zamzow on Aug. 5, 1950. After marriage, the couple moved to Platteville, WI, where Betty worked as a secretary for the US Bureau of Mines, while Ed attended college.
During her life, Betty lived in several small towns throughout the state, buying and renovating homes with Ed. She raised three children and was a stay at home mom that was always an active supporter of her children and her communities. Betty was a teacher and educator her entire adult life. She started and was the leader of a Girl Scout troop in Hazel Green, WI, and was a longtime Cub Scout Den Mother and Webelo leader. She also taught Bible School at the Barron United Methodist Church and was a 4-H leader in Barron. Betty and family also hosted and served as temporary mom and family to Fernando Santana, an exchange student from Venezuela.
When her children were older, Betty and Ed started, owned, and operated “Wee Folks House,” a daycare in Barron. There, she raised and taught a generation of children in Barron. Before retiring, she was a caretaker at the Monroe Manor and assisted living home.
Upon retirement, Betty and Ed moved to “The Cabin” in rural Cumberland. Here, the two ran the Antique Junktion. They often traveled around the US in their camper, searching for treasures. When home, Betty loved to sew, read and spend time with her family, always enjoying a rousing Thanksgiving celebration in her home.
Three children survive Betty: Craig (Susan) of Clarion, PA, Lisa Piekarski of Stevens Point and Curtis Zamzow (Beth) Solon Springs, WI; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Her husband, Ed, preceded her in death.
Funeral Service for Betty was at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Pisarski Funeral Home, 703 Second Street, Stevens Point. Pastor Tim O’Brien officiated. Visitation took place on Thursday from 1 p.m. until time of service at the Funeral Home. Graveside service took place on Friday at 1 p.m. at Shanks cemetery in Portage. Pisarski Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family. For online condolences please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
The family would like to thank Kate, Luann, David, Terry, and the rest of the Ascension Hospice care team.