of Chelsea, Michigan formerly of Ann Arbor. Betty passed away just one day shy of her 100th birthday, yet the legacy of her strength, will and heart live on.
Betty was born March 15th, 1923 in Rockford, Illinois, beloved daughter of Howard and Bessie Lausen. At the age of 15, she moved with her parents to Ann Arbor where she lived until moving to the Chelsea Retirement Community (CRC) in 2006. During her 25-year career at Hoover-NSK she worked as a supervisor in sales paving the way for future women in business. Betty was passionate about her family, instilling integrity, a good work ethic and kindness to others.
Her surviving daughters are Barbara (Bill) Mieras of Katy, TX; Betty (Tim) Bredernitz and Marilyn (Mike) Taylor both of Ann Arbor; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren soon to be six. She was preceded in her death by a daughter Patti Mueller and a son-in-law Doug Mueller.
Betty enjoyed traveling, antiquing, craft fairs and exploring thrift shops.
No formal memorial service is planned, although the immediate family will have an informal gathering to celebrate Betty’s life at a later time. Those wishing can donate to Planned Parenthood and The Humane Society of Huron Valley in her honor.
The family extends a heartfelt appreciation to all the staff at CRC for the loving care and devotion shown to our beautiful mother.
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