Peaceful 09

Betty A. Popanz

August 5, 1930 ~ May 8, 2020 (age 89)


Betty A. Popanz age 89 of Janesville died Friday May 8, 2020 in her home.  She was born August 5, 1930 to the late George and Esther (Mundt) Howard in Beloit. Betty graduated from Beloit Memorial High School, class of 1948. She married Albert Page on September 2, 1955 in Winnebago, County, IL. He preceded her in death on June 26, 1978. They lived in Shopiere for many years and their union produced three children, Richard, Laurie & Scott. Betty married Arrell "Bing" Popanz on September 6, 1980. They moved to Janesville in 1985 and he preceded her in death on March 17, 1994. She was a longtime and active member of Shopiere Congregational Church. Betty was a very special lady with the biggest heart. She’s spent her life taking care of others. Her greatest joy in life was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her three children, Richard Page, Laurie (Keith) Page & Scott Page; five grandchildren, Jordan (Stacey) Hoium, Katie (Leon) Ratzkewitsch,  Jessica,  Jaynie, and Johnny Page and her six great-children Makaila & Maisin Onsager, Carson & Brogan Ratkewitsch and Presley & McCartney Johnson. She is further survived by her sister, Jean Marken; her nephew, Steve Marken and her niece, Julianne Marken.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, her brother in law, Gene Marken and her niece Linda Marken.

I'm Free
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard him call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared a laugh, a kiss;
Ah yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
 My life's been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all to brief;
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.
                    Author Unknown

Betty's Funeral Service will take place later this summer at the Shopiere Congregational Church, 5328 Church Street, Beloit with a nice picnic to follow.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established. Please share a memory or a condolence with the Popanz family on our website.

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Funeral Services will be held at a later date.

Shopiere Congregational Church
5328 East Church St.
Shopiere, WI 53511


In Lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established.

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