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Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Trunkel

March 3, 1936 — June 8, 2014

Betty Trunkel, age 78, of Neillsville, WI died Sunday, June 8, 2014 at her residence.Elizabeth Ann Trogner was born on March 3, 1936 in Neillsville, WI the daughter of John and Edith (Seelow) Trogner. She graduated from Neillsville High School in 1954, and then was united in marriage to Nicholas Sydorowicz. They lived in Milwaukee until Nicholas was killed in a car accident in 1969. Betty and her four children then moved to Neillsville to be near her family. She worked at the Shopper for a short time as a proof reader. She married Ed Rice and then owned and operated an appliance store, laundromat, Mode-O-Day clothing store and they purchased the old hospital on 4th Street and turned it into an apartment complex. They later divorced. In 1981, Betty married John Trunkel and worked as a cashier at the IGA, did home daycare and sold Avon.She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville. In her spare time, Betty, enjoyed reading.She is survived by her children, Steven (Tracy) Sydorowicz of Milwaukee, WI, Mark (Nicki) Sydorowicz of Neillsville, WI, Donna Sydorowicz of Neillsville, WI, Chris (Eric) Koula of Neillsville, WI, Joe Trunkel of Neillsville, WI, Ron (Barb) Trunkel of Neillsville, WI and Jim (Tammy) Trunkel of Milwaukee, WI, grandchildren, Dustin, Mitch, Mindy, Nic, Alex, Allison, Mallori, Jonathan, Emily, Dexter, Hadley, Crystal, Amber, Cain, McKenzie, Amelia, Braden and Sarah, three great grandchildren, Carter, Grace and Gabriella, a brother, John (Darlene) Trogner of Stoughton, WI and a sister, Jean Kuhn of Neillsville, WI.She was preceded in death by her parents and two husbands.The Mass of Christian Burial for Betty will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 13, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville. The Celebrant will be Rev. Varkey V. Joseph. Music will be provided by Ronald Resong, organist and St. Mary's Adult Choir. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church.Casket Bearers are: Nicholas Sydorowicz, Alex Sydorowicz, Dexter Koula,Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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