Obit: Sheda, Elizabeth “Betty” M. (1923 - 2014)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Sheda, Zika, Prochaska, Marek, Hubing, Hardinger, Riggins, Olson, Jury

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 4/23/2014

Sheda, Elizabeth “Betty” M. (27 June 1923 - 15 April 2014)

Elizabeth “Betty” Sheda, 90, of Black River Falls passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Family Heritage Care Center, Black River Falls, whole under the care of Black River Memorial Hospice. She was born June 27, 1923, to John and Agnes (Zika) Prochaska in Black River Falls.

She attended Halcyon School and graduated from the Black River Falls High School in 1940. Betty received her associate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1981. She was employed by Jackson Electric Cooperative for 15 years and by the State of Wisconsin for 13 1/2 years.

Betty was a member of the Black River Falls United Methodist Church, the Naomi Circle of the United Methodist Church, a 75-year member of the WFLA Lodge, where she served as a president, vice president, secretary and trustee. She belonged to the Wrightsville Homemaker Club, serving as its president and was a past member of the Black River Falls Senior Citizens.

Betty married Charles Marek Jr. Nov. 13, 1943; they were later divorced. She later married John Sheda June 27, 1953 in Black River Falls. The couple lived in Black River Falls all their married lives.

Betty is survived by her two daughters, Patricia (John) Hubing of Neillsville and Pamela (Richard) Hardinger of Marshfield; son Earl (Chris Riggins) Sheda of Hatfield; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Marie (Lloyd) Olson of Merrillan; and other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, John, she was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a sister.

A funeral service was held Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, Black River Falls. Reverend Kathleen Jury officiated. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, Black River Falls. Family and friends were invited for visitation Saturday, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Online condolences are available at  Buswell Funeral Home of Black River Falls assisted the family with arrangements.



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