Betty Kantz, 90Published 2:02pm Monday, July 30, 2012
Born: June 8, 1932
Died: July 21, 2012
Betty Jean Kantz, 80, of Edwardsburg, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2012, at her home.
She was born June 8, 1932, in Niles to William and Anna (Spenner) Rossow.
Betty lived most of her life in Edwardsburg area. She and her husband, Kenneth, were co-workers of A & K Excavating, along with brother-in-law, Albert Kantz. Betty was office manager for the business for approximately 20 years.
Betty was married March 21, 1949, in South Bend to Kenneth Kantz, and he passed April 9, 2010. Surviving are three children: Jean (Gregg) Herreman, of Green, S.C., Janice (Robert) Litty, of Edwardsburg, and Donald (Sharon) Kantz, of Cassopolis.
There are four grandchildren: Scott (Hope) Herreman, of North Carolina, Robert (Desiree) Litty, of Dowagiac, Joseph (Stacie) Litty, of Edwardsburg, and William Metzger, of Bristol, Ind. Also, eight great-grandchildren: Kylie, Jenna, Caycee, Ryleigh, Tallulah, Gavin, Dominique and Anthony. Other survivors are a sister, Donna (Merle) Gearhart, of Niles; a brother, James (Emily) Rossow, of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Jan Rossow, of Bellvue, Ky. There are 12 nieces and nephews.
Family who have preceded her in death are her husband, her parents and a brother, William Rossow.
Betty was a hard worker all her life. She was a wonderful cook and pie maker. She enjoyed family “get-togethers,” parties, gardening and reading. In later years, she liked keno and NASCAR racing.
A private family celebration of Betty’s life will be held at a later date. She will be interred, along with her husband Ken, in Edwardsburg Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Edwardsburg Fire Department, of which the Kantz brothers were very active, along with their father, who was fire chief for many years. The fire department is 69910 M-62 South, Edwardsburg, MI 49112.
Arrangements are made by Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, Edwardsburg.