Betty H. Bawden, 90, of Sheboygan Falls and formerly of Kohler, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Pine Haven Covenant Home.

Betty was born on April 15, 1928, in Sheboygan, daughter of Albert and Erna (Knopp) Drexler. She was a 1946 graduate of Kohler High School. On October 18, 1958, she married Clyde H. Bawden in Kohler. He preceded her in death on February 1, 2018. Betty was employed as an administrative assistant with Kohler Company for 38 years until her retirement in 1990.

Betty was a lifelong member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Kohler where she was active in the church council, as a Bible study leader, and on the pastor call and building committees. She served as the church secretary from 1950-1981. She was a member of the Kohler Company Quarter Century Club and was a Festival of Trees volunteer. Betty enjoyed antiques and flowers.

Betty is survived by her three brothers in-law, Jerome (Joyce) Bawden of Sheboygan, Arthur Bawden of Minocqua, and George Bawden of Brookfield; and many friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Clyde, her parents, and two sisters-in-law, June (Raymond) Knight and Dorothy Bawden.

Funeral services to celebrate Betty’s life were held on Friday, June 29, 2018, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Kohler with Rev. Robert Steele officiating. Burial took place at Woodland Cemetery in Kohler.

A memorial fund has been established in Betty’s name for Bethany Lutheran Church, Sheboygan Lutheran High School, and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.

Special appreciation is extended to the caregivers of Prairie Crossing and Pine Haven Covenant Home, and the staff of Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for their kind and compassionate care. Also, a blessed thank you and God’s blessings to Karl and Barb Kaeppler and long time dear friend, Carol Horness.

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The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home of Sheboygan Falls (920-467- 3431) is assisting Betty’s family with arrangements.

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