Betty J. Stafford

  • Born: April 30, 1944
  • Died: June 17, 2019
  • Location: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Koepsell-Murray Funeral & Cremation Services, Beaver Dam

N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road
Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Tel. (920) 885-6600

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma and Great Great Grandma

Betty Stafford, 75, of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 17, 2019 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.

A visitation will be held on Friday, June 21st from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) at Grace Presbyterian Church in Beaver Dam. A funeral service will follow at the church at 12 p.m. (noon) with the Rev. Chris Davis officiating. Inurnment will take place at Highland Memory Gardens in the Tn. of Trenton at a later date.

Betty was born the daughter of Richard and RoseIna (Peas) Johnson on April 30, 1944 in Superior, WI. She was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School. On January 12, 1963, Betty was united in marriage with Robert G. Stafford in Beaver Dam. Betty was employed at a variety of places and retired from Walmart.

She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Beaver Dam. Betty enjoyed being a crossing guard for the BDSD for a few years. She had also volunteered in the school district and at the Watermark. Betty was outgoing, friendly and happy. She loved to help others in any way she could. She helped with bookkeeping, giving rides, and worked the Dodge Co. Fairground Rotary booth. Betty was affectionately known as "Ma Raccoon" for her passion of collecting raccoons. She and her husband Bob loved to go for car rides, attend parades, fairs and drive in their 1957 Chevy. She loved to play a good game of Cribbage, Scrabble or Yahtzee with friends and family. Betty was known for giving hugs; family and friends never left without receiving one.

Betty is survived by her husband, Robert; two daughters, Bonnie (Craig) Grebel of Beaver Dam, and Becky (Jerry) Klas of Beaver Dam; daughter-in-law, Lori Stafford of Beaver Dam; 12 grandchildren, Heather, Keith, Marie, Brian, Kevin, Zacchary, Elizabeth, Christopher, Hannah, Theodore, Trevor and Gavin; 27 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, infant son Brian, son Bruce Stafford and grandson Ayden Stafford.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Mary Morgan for her devoted friendship to Betty. They also wish to thank the staff of Hillside Nursing Home and Hillside Hospice for their compassionate care.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. For more information or online condolences visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Betty was such a great person to talk to at walmart and when she retired and we ran into each other it was just a joy to talk to her. She will be greatly missed but the lord needed another angel so she was called home. Prayers of peace to you all. You have a bright and shinning guardian angel watching over you all.

Posted by Shannon Keach - Fox Lake, WI - Acquaintance   June 20, 2019

Betty was the sweetest, most genuine lady we have ever met. Her hugs were the BEST!! We thank Mary Morgan for introducing us to Bob and Betty and for bringing them into our Grace family. We will miss Seeing Betty at church services. Hope Bob will continue to attend services and let us give him comforting hugs!! RIP dear Betty!

Posted by Harold & Carol Hicks - Beaver Dam, WI - Friend   June 19, 2019

I worked with betty many years at walmart what a wonderful lady I will miss her but know she is in the arms of the lord.

Posted by Devona Foulk - Beaver dam, WI - Coworker   June 19, 2019


Sending prayers for strength to the family to get through this sad time

Posted by Sharron Roffers - Beaver Dam, WI - Family Friend   June 18, 2019

Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel

Posted by Kari Biech - Waupun, WI - Coworker   June 18, 2019

How priceless are the crowns this jewel is receiving in Heaven. The blessing she was to all here on earth is being returned to her 100 fold as she enters the Kingdom of Heaven and moves into the mansion He has prepared for her. I will miss her for a time, but Thank God that I will see this Angel Heart again. I love you Betty, say Hi to Bruce.

Posted by Shaun Roedl - Rochester, MN - Family Friend   June 18, 2019

Always a friend with a hug and a smile and full of life God be with you all

Loving Memories Robert and Ruthie Rollison

Posted by Ruthie Rollison - Glen Rock, PA - Family   June 18, 2019

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