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Elizabeth Matalas-Muehlbauer

Elizabeth E. "Betty" Matalas-Muehlbauer (Gelsone)

Wednesday, January 16th, 1918 - Thursday, February 28th, 2019
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Obituary

Elizabeth “Betty” E. Matalas-Muehlbauer, 101, of Pleasant Prairie, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 28th, at Froedtert South St. Catherine’s Medical Center.

Born on January 16, 1918 in Kenosha, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Marucca) Gelsone. She attended Mary D. Bradford High School.

On August 2, 1941, she married Clarence Matalas. He preceded her in death on April 9, 1973. In May of 1979, she married John Muehlbauer. They moved to Milwaukee the same year. He preceded her in death in 1997.

Betty was employed by Korf’s Clothing and Ventura Jewelry Store.

She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, Dancing Circle and Latin Club all of Milwaukee. She was also a member of the Artemis Club. She enjoyed dancing and was an avid Ballroom dancer. She was a member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary since the 1940’s.

Betty is survived by her son, David M. Matalas of Kenosha; former daughter in law, Janet Matalas of Kenosha; two grandchildren, Katherine (Eric) Deram and David A. Matalas; two stepchildren, John Muehlbauer III and Trudeen Muehlbauer; and one great grandchild, Madelyn Deram. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, and her siblings, Rose, Eugene, Carrie, Ernest, William, Lena and Albert.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 5th, at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m. Interment at St. George Cemetery will follow. A visitation will be held prior on Tuesday at Proko Funeral Home from 9:00 a.m. until a prayer service at 10:45 a.m.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
Visit & Sign Betty’s Online Memorial Book at:
www.prokofuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:45am
    When
    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 9:00am - 10:45am
    Location
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    Address
    5111-60th Street
    KENOSHA, WI 53144
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  • Service

    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 | 11:30am
    When
    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 11:30am
    Location
    Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church
    Address
    2224-45th Street
    KENOSHA, WI 53140
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    St. George Cemetery
    Address
    2909 Sheridan Road
    KENOSHA, WI 53140
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The Funk (Smith) Family

Posted at 01:31pm
In loving memory of Betty, who spent 101 years on this earth making it brighter.
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Lisa M Langerman

Posted at 10:08am
Peace & Comfort to David and family - your Mom was a beautiful lady - Lisa (Matalas) Langerman
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With loving memories, Cynthia Comte

Posted at 11:51pm
Betty will be lovingly remembered as a Radiant,beautiful,spunky ,one of a kind lady.She danced her way into our hearts,and will remain there always,
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Carol Bell

Posted at 11:30pm
Betty was the youngest 101 year old I have ever known. She was fun, came up with the darnest things and always seemed to be in a good mood. We will certainly miss her smiling face at Prairie Villa Senior Apts. God bless and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
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Tony Trotta

Posted at 07:46pm
David I am so sorry to hear about your mother passing, my thoughts, and prayers to you and your family. Tony Trotta
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