Betty Gorgas, Janesville, WI (1925-2014)
June 23, 1925 - January 8, 2014
Betty Gorgas, age 88, of Janesville, died on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital. She was born in Delavan Lake, WI, on June 23, 1925, the daughter of Glen and LaVida (Blodgett) Cross. She married Virgil “Chick” Gorgas in Brick Church Parsonage on Oct. 14, 1943, and he preceded her in death on June 17, 1997. Betty was a member of First Lutheran Church, and was a volunteer for R.S.V.P., Kennedy Elementary School, and the Senior Meals Program.
Betty is survived by her two children, Virgil (Sharon Briggs) Gorgas of Janesville, and Rev. Lori (Tom) Hlaban of Pewaukee; honorary daughter, Jeanne Vaughn of Janesville; six grandchildren: Tracy-Mark Gorgas, Mairi (Mark) Hanning, Heidi (Jason) Swinney, Michael (Becky Famularo) Hlaban, Maggie Hlaban and Roza Hlaban; and five great-grandchildren: Tyler and Trinity Hanning, Zondra, Quinton and Kira Sweeney. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
A Funeral Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY with Rev. Naomi Garber officiating. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 1:30 until 3 p.m. at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME. Entombment will be in Roselawn Memory Gardens, Lake Geneva. Lasting Memorials may be made to S.P.C.A. or the American Cancer Society. For on-line condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com