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Elizabeth "Betty" Jane Casper Baumstark Brickner

March 1, 1926 - August 13, 2023
Marinette, WI

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Visitation

Friday, October 6, 2023
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CDT
St. Rita Catholic Church
4339 Douglas Ave.
Racine, WI 53402

Service

Friday, October 6, 2023
11:00 AM CDT
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St. Rita Catholic Church
4339 Douglas Ave.
Racine, WI 53402

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Betty Jane Brickner (nee: Casper), 97 of Marinette, WI passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2023

Betty was born March 1, 1926, in Racine to Marie and Henry Casper who preceded her in death. Betty was a past member of St. Augustine Church in Wausaukee WI. She was a long-time member of St. Rita’s Church in Racine, WI where she was united in marriage to Richard A. Baumstark on May 7, 1949 (39 years) who also preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by brothers Harold Casper and Donald, sisters Marilyn Sweigert and Florence (Tooty) Koderca, her daughter Janet Harring, and her best friend Shirley Miller.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years (1992-present) Bernard Brickner of Marinette, WI, sisters Kay Heitzman of Hemut, California, Genevieve (Art) Klaus of Racine. Her 3 children Donald (Sandy) Baumstark of Apache Junction, AZ, Richard (Debbie) Baumstark of Racine, WI and Jeanne (Greg) Koontz of Bowling Green, FL. 9 grandchildren, Gina (Claude) Lancaster of Montello Wi, Donald (Sara) Baumstark of Celina, OH, Deane (Cassie) Baumstark of Tempe, AZ, Amy Vanko of Phoenix, AZ, Jennifer (Jessie) Schable of Montello, WI, Stacy and Melissa Baumstark of Racine, Step grandchildren Greg Koontz and Jody (Nate) Ziegler from Racine, and 15 great grandchildren and 3 step great great grandchildren and many exceptional nieces and nephews. Special grandson Brett Burkhardt of Phoenix, AZ.

She will always be remembered as a loving wife, sister, mother and grandmother. Her nickname from her grandchildren was nutso grandma. She was happiest with her children and family. She always wanted to have fun. She was an avid Cubs and Green Bay Packer fan thought Brett Farve was the original GOAT!! She lived as a snow bird in Mesa, AZ for many years. She loved working at Kilbourn Gardens (18 years) Nino's then Inn on Lake. She belonged to St Stanislaus Church in Racine, WI for many years then St. Augustine Church in Wausaukee, WI.

A Memorial Mass celebrating Betty's life will be held at St. Rita Catholic Church, 4339 Douglas Ave., 11:00 am, Friday, October 6, 2023. Relatives and friends are welcome to meet with the family for Visitation Friday, 10:00 am until time of Mass at the church.

We would like to thank her dedicated healthcare worker Renee Hood from Wausaukee, WI and Luther Nursing Home in Marinette, WI and Unity Hospice for exceptional care.