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Betty Mae Amelse

February 26, 1930 ~ September 9, 2020 (age 90)


Betty Mae Amelse, of Chippewa Falls, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at her home under the care of Heartland Hospice.

            Betty was born February 26, 1930 in Chippewa Falls, the daughter of Casimir and Theresa (Marko) Hedrington.

            On September 9, 1952, Betty married Rudolph “Rudy” Amelse at Holy Ghost Church in Chippewa Falls. In her early years, she worked at the Chippewa Shoe Company and National Presto Industries and when they started a family, she became a stay-at-home mom.

            She loved baking bread, doughnuts and cinnamon rolls for her family. She was also an avid thrift sale shopper, who had an eye for truly wonderful treasures that she shared with her family.

            Betty is survived by her daughters, Pat Ellenson (Colin Severson), Teresa (Paul) Wenaas, and Mary Beth (Steven) Pfiefer; her sons, Ted (Sherry), Gerald (Mary), David, Mark (Kim), and James (Nancy). She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she dearly loved.

            Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy on August 6, 2003; her children, Kathryn and Michael; her parents; her brothers, Leon, Leo, Robert, and Eugene; and her son-in-law, Stephen Ellenson.

            Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 12 at Holy Ghost Church in Chippewa Falls. The Very Rev. Justin Kizewski will be celebrant of the funeral Mass. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Chippewa Falls.

            Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 12 at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls.

            Betty’s life revolved around her love for her family and Faith in God. She was a lifelong member of Holy Ghost Church. She was loved by all and will truly be missed.

            The family would like to thank our brother, David for taking care of her in her final years. He enabled her to stay in her home, where she wanted to be. We cannot thank him enough.

            Additionally, we would like to thank Heartland Hospice care for all they did to make Betty comfortable in her last days. In particular, we would like to thank Missy for her special kindness to Mom.

            Per the state mandate, facemasks are required for all those attending.


Funeral services for Betty Mae Amelse were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 12 at Holy Ghost Church in Chippewa Falls.

            The Very Rev. Justin Kizewski and Rev. James Peterson of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia Heights, MN concelebrated at the funeral Mass. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery in Chippewa Falls.

            Music during the Mass was provided by Judy Brist. Readings were given by Sonny Amelse.

            Casket bearers were Austin, Brent, Nicholas, Sonny and Troy Amelse, Paul Pfeifer, and Matthew Wenaas.

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September 12, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Horan Funeral Home (Chippewa Falls)
420 Bay Street
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729

Funeral Mass
September 12, 2020

1:00 PM
Holy Ghost Church (Chippewa Falls)

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