Carol A. (Betts) Katzman: 79, of Elkhorn, and Sanibel Island, Fla., died unexpectedly Sept. 24, 2017, at her home.

She was born May 17, 1938, in Watertown, to the late H. Stanley and Catherine (Dennis) Betts. She graduated from Burlington High School with the class of 1956. Carol was a graduate of the College of Medical Technology in Minneapolis and the Racine School of Travel.

She was united in marriage to Duane D. “Skip” Katzman on Sept. 12, 1959, Skip died Sept. 12, 2017.

Carol was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Elkhorn, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and served on various committees. She was also a member of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ in Sanibel, Fla.

In 1958, Carol started working as a medical technologist at Lakeland Hospital and continued working for Dr. John Martin of Delavan, retiring in 1984. Carol went on to own and operate Lakeland Travel of Elkhorn from 1985 to 1996.

Carol was a member of the Elkhorn Jr. Women’s Club and was involved with coordinating and fund-raising for the original Elkhorn Sunset Park Swimming Pool, she was also a member of the Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce, Bridge Club, and along with Skip was involved with the Walworth County Fair for over 40 years. She was an avid Wisconsin Badger and Green Bay Packer Football fan, played piano, and enjoyed shelling.

Carol was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed by her two children, Steve (Debby) Katzman of Creston, Ill., and Kathryn (Scott) Loveless of Elkhorn; four grandchildren, Mike and Lindsey Katzman, Cory and Carson Loveless; three step-grandchildren, Noah, Zackere and Natalie; sister-in-law, Wanda Katzman; a special niece, Amy (Harvey) Betts-Cohen; great-niece, Brooklyn Cohen; nephews, Dean (Pat) Katzman and David Betts, and a host of relatives and many good friends. She was preceded in death 12 days earlier by her loving husband of 58 years, Skip; brother and sister-in-law, James D. (Judith) Betts; and nephew, Douglas Betts.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church of Elkhorn 111 N. Broad St., with the Rev. Bill McBride officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the service. A private burial will be at German Settlement Cemetery East Troy.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Carol’s name to: Walworth County Fair Foundation, P.O. Box 286 Elkhorn, WI 53121, or Sanibel Historical Museum and Village 950 Dunlop Rd. Sanibel, FL 33957.

Condolences can be made online at haaselockwoodfhs.com. Arrangements completed by Haase-Lockwood & Associated Funeral Homes and Crematory in Elkhorn.

 

 
 

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