Elizabeth “Betty” Strauss

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Mrs. Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Strauss, died peacefully on April 16, 2023, at Ascension Providence Hospital in Rochester, MI.

She was born in Mount Clemens, MI, on July 16, 1927, to Raymond and Selena Delmotte. She had resided in Lewiston since 1985. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Betty enjoyed gardening, quilting, rides on her pontoon, snowmobiling, and playing the card game of pinochle. She is and will be deeply missed.

Betty is survived by her children, Jeffery (Jeanne) Strauss of Metamora, William Strauss of Troy, Cheryl (James) Sari of Sun City Center, Florida, and Tina Strauss of Onaway; daughter-in-law, Ann Strauss of Rochester Hills; grandchildren, Robert Strauss, Jr., Diana Strauss, William Strauss, Jr., Betsy Wilson, Nathan (Amanda) Sari, Taylor Strauss, Jordan (PJ) Coolman, and Jeffery M. Strauss; great-grandchildren, Alexis and Cianna Strauss, Haylee Strauss, Wade and William Wilson, James, Genevieve and Levi Sari, Oliver Nowakowski, Paul, Theodore, and Victoria Coolman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Selena; her husband, Edwin; and her son, Robert.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Strauss will take place at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Friday, May 26, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Al Pillarelli officiating. Following the Mass, Betty will be laid to rest at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a scripture service to begin at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Friday, May 26, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548 Gaylord, MI 49734.

2 comments on “Elizabeth “Betty” Strauss”

  1. I’ll remember her laugh and sitting at the Picnic table with her sisters discussing family. She was a member of the Delmotte Girls; very tough, hard working ladies. I will always remember the thanksgivings we had on Sylvan st and the 4th of July celebrations. Thank you Aunt Betty. RIP

  2. I just heard of Betty’s passing, and I am so very sorry to hear. Betty was a wonderful lady and a good friend of my mother’s and of my husband Joe and mine. We played many times of pinochle at Betty’s with a nice group of people as well as had a wonderful dinner beforehand. Betty was a fantastic cook. Betty you are going to be missed by everyone. Much love to you.

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