September 6, 1938 - April 3, 2021
Service Date: April 9, 2021
Service Location Piasecki Funeral Home
Funeral services honoring Betty’s life will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. at the Piasecki Funeral Home.
A visitation will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Due to public health concerns, and in compliance with CDC guidelines, only 50 people will be permitted to enter the funeral home at one time. Social distancing will be maintained and those in attendance are required to wear a face covering. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time.
Betty Lou (Kautzer) Swanson, age 82, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at her home surrounded by her beloved family.
Born on September 6, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Joseph and Alfreda (Carol) Kautzer. She came to Kenosha in 1947 and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School.
On September 22, 1956, she married the love of her life, Vernon Swanson in Waukegan, Illinois.
Betty was a musician, singing and playing the guitar in a variety of bands, along with her family and friends. They shared many great times making music together. Betty was also an avid crafter- her specialty being hand-made quilts, which she gifted for many special occasions, including the birth of every grandchild and great-grandchild. In her free time, she enjoyed crafting, gardening, and loved to read. Her greatest joy came from spending time with family and friends.
She leaves behind many wonderful memories for her family. Betty is survived by her husband, Vernon; her children, Dale (Diane) Swanson, Dan (Amber) Swanson, Dave (Gloria) Swanson, Delores (Dan) Chovan, Doug (Melissa) Swanson; her grandchildren, Chris Swanson, Crystal Peterson, Jacob Swanson, Erika Langevin, Hanna Swanson, Stephanie Surges, Kyle Swanson, Michelle Swanson, Sheena Calzavara, Tiffani Millin, Tyler Jensen, Holly Peterson, Tonya Cunningham; her great- grandchildren, Wyatt, Natalie, Jackson, Lilliana, Duncan, Peyton, Camden, Kyra, Xander, Vernon, Jack, Hayden, Brantley, Gwendylyne, Kingslie, Danica, Hanna; her brother, James Kautzer and brother-in-law, Glenn Beth.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Joe Kautzer, Olie Kautzer, Allan Kautzer, Donald Kautzer and Karen Beth.