Betty Jane (Weldon) Bobbe, age 80 of Amherst, died peacefully at home on Thursday, September 28, 2023.
She was born on August 25, 1943 in Martinez, CA to parents Asel and Ange (Peterson) Weldon. Betty was a 1961 graduate of Amherst High School. She married her high school sweetheart, James Bobbe, on July 25, 1964.
The majority of her working years were spent at Del Monte Foods in Plover, where she retired after over 30 years of service in 2005.
During her retirement years, she absolutely loved being “Mimi Betty’’ to her four grandchildren. Spending time with family was Betty’s top priority and she reveled in making everyone feel special during birthday and holiday celebrations. She prized her friendships and especially loved shopping and going out to eat with the girls. Betty was an excellent cook and baker who couldn’t resist trying new recipes. Her large country yard was filled with gorgeous flowers every summer. She enjoyed Scandinavian rosemaling, but her creativity really took off when she began making adorable gnomes out of fabric. Betty did not let her 2018 cancer diagnosis dampen her spirit. She was an inspiration to others through her strength and optimism.
Betty is survived by husband James Bobbe, daughters Dorene (Rick) Henrikson of Stevens Point and Paulene (Abe Durrant) Bobbe of Plover, and grandchildren Aven, Amira, Adrik, and Atticus Durrant-Bobbe of Plover. She is also survived by sisters Donna Harr and Linda (Richard) Packer, and brother Paul (LuAnn) Weldon.
She was preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter Kelly Lyn Bobbe, sister Barbara Pendergrass, and brothers Louis Weldon, Sidney Weldon, and Donald Weldon.
Pastor Gretchen Anderson will officiate Betty’s Celebration of Life on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at Peace Lutheran Church in Amherst with an 11:00 a.m. service. There will be a visitation from 10:00-11:00 and a meal provided after the service. Mid-Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed online at mwcs.ws.
Betty’s family would like to thank Dr. Onitilo, Laura Lauer NP, the staff of Marshfield Clinic Cancer Center of Stevens Point, and the Compassus hospice nurses.