Betty Jane M. Vait, 67, of Stanley, died peacefully of cancer
Monday, January 7th at her daughter’s home with her family by her
side. She was born December 13, 1951 in St. Cloud, MN to Donald
and Veronica (Theis) Kaeter. She graduated from Sauk Rapids
High School in 1970. Betty married Howard Vait on September 12,
1970 in Sauk Rapids at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Betty and Howard moved to Stanley where they farmed and raised
a family. She obtained her CNA and worked at Victory Memorial,
and then Clark Co., for 28 years. Betty enjoyed gardening, along
with feeding and watching the birds. She loved to spend time with
her grandchildren often attending sporting events and dance
recitals. Betty also liked playing bingo and cards, especially rummy.
She loved going to concerts with family and friends. She was an
avid fan of both the Packers and Brewers.
She is survived by her husband Howard of Stanley, her children
Jami of Cadott, Tammy Schneider of Chippewa Falls, Jeremy
(Heather) of Stanley, Jodi (Matt) Derks of Boyd, Jessi (Jim) Wellner
of Cadott, Toni (Josh) Seidl of Stanley; grandchildren Phoenix and
Lincoln Schneider, Carter, Avery and Mason Vait, Brendon,
Monica, McKenzie, Tate and Jonathan Derks, Michael, Isaac and
William Wellner, Alexis Jane, Kylee and Abigail Seidl; her siblings
Janet (Tom) Prom of Monticello, MN, Sharon (Ray) Gohmann of St.
Cloud, MN, her twin sister Mary (Myron) Vait of Clearwater, MN,
Margaret Buersken of Little Falls, MN, Marvin of South Haven, MN,
and Mike of Wahiawa, HI. Betty is preceded in death by her sister
Yvette and her parents.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11AM on Monday, January 14,
2019 at the Plombon Funeral Home-Stanley with Deacon Ned
Willkom officiating. Burial will follow in at Oakland Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Sunday, January 13, from 2 to 6 PM, with a
Rosary at 5:30, and one hour prior to services Monday at the
Funeral Home. Plombon Funeral Service assisted the family
The family would like to give a special thank you to St. Joseph’
s Hospice of Chippewa Falls, Especially Sarah, Wendy, Karen
and Mark. They would also like to thank Dr. Naqui, Nurse Nancy
and Sarah of Marshfield Clinic- Chippewa Falls and Betty’s
friend Reenie Maguire for the visits and strawberry shakes.