Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Krimmel, age 86, of Wyandotte, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.
Born November 28, 1935, in Wyandotte, she was the daughter of the late Frances A. and Elizabeth M. (Rushlow) Beaker. She attended St. Frances Xavier High School, graduating with the class of 1953. Betty married her beloved husband, Henry Earl Krimmel on November 26, 1956 at Saint Francis Xavier. They were married for 52 years. Sadly, he preceded her in death on October 27, 2008.In 1983 Betty purchased Madelyn’s clothing store where she owned and operated her business until her retirement and store closing in 2013. She was a member of St. Vincent Pallotti Parish for more than forty-eight years where she served on the parish counsel for many years.
Betty was also a member and Past President of the Downriver League of Junior Catholic Women. She was very active in her community, serving as the Bicentennial Coordinator for Wyandotte’s celebration and activities, member and Past President of her chapter of Soroptimist- an organization for women in business, and served for nearly forty years on Wyandotte’s Planning Commission, many of those as Chairperson. She was also very honored to have been selected as the Grand Marshal for the Wyandotte Christmas Parade in 2016 and given an award by the Mayor, the late Joe Peterson, “For Outstanding Commitment to the Citizens of Wyandotte and Generous Dedication of Time and Effort.”
Betty loved going dancing with her husband; the two religiously attended dinner dances, almost weekly. She was an avid golfer and looked forward to golfing with her fellow “Yellow Birds” locally and abroad. Betty was an exquisite seamstress and crocheter; not only did she create her own wedding dress, but hand made many of her daughter’s formal dresses throughout their lives. She also enjoyed traveling and playing Bridge which, she often played three times per week. Betty was selfless and a tireless female leader in her community; she was honest and a dedicated advocate for those she represented. She had a spirited personality and was extremely optimistic. She adored her family and was proud of her children and grandchildren, whom she loved deeply. Betty will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.
To cherish her memory, Betty leaves four children: Eric Krimmel of Wyandotte, Melissa (Mike) Pinkowski of Wyandotte, Ann (Dave) Cook of Wyandotte, and Carol (John) Kruemmer of Allen Park; five cherished grandchildren: Molly Schendel, Michael (Fe) Rollet, Alexander Sauve, Hanna Sauve, and Sarah Cook; and five beloved great-grandchildren: Grace Maslanka, Clark Maslanka, Heidi Maslanka, Gabriella Rollet, and Henry Rollet.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five siblings: Jim Beaker, Bill Beaker, Pete Beaker, Mary Beaker, and Phoebe Stromp.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 19, 2021, from noon until 9 p.m. at Czopek Funeral Directors, 2157 Oak Street, Wyandotte, MI 48192. She will lie in state on Monday, December 20, 2021, from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial begins at 10 a.m. at St Vincent Pallotti Parish – St. Joseph worship site. Rev. Fr. Stephen Mute, Associate Pastor of the Parish, will officiate. Committal prayers followed by interment will begin at 1 p.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.
Memorial contributions in Betty’s memory are suggested to the family.
Monday, December 20, 2021
Instate9:30 am – 10:00 am
Funeral Mass of the Resurrection10:00 am