Betsy Jean Maciolek

Betsy Jean Maciolek

Betsy Jean Maciolek

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Betsy Jean Maciolek, age 65, of Nekoosa, Wisconsin, who unexpectedly passed away on Monday, January 09, 2023 at her home.

A celebration of life gathering will be held on Saturday, January 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Lake Arrowhead Chalet, 584 16th Ave, Nekoosa, Wisconsin.

Betsy was born on December 27, 1957 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Raymond and Lillian (Schultz) Anderson. She spent her childhood in Milwaukee and graduated from Hamilton High School in 1976. After graduation, she began working at Briggs and Stratton. In 1978, Betsy married Thomas J. Maciolek in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Later, she worked at Harley Davidson in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, and retired from there in 2018.

Betsy had a passion for crafts – including quilting, stained glass, and painting. She also enjoyed hiking, traveling, and playing golf. She was a member of the “Early Girls” golf group at Lake Arrowhead.

In memory of Betsy, memorials may be directed to Wisconsin PBS.

Betsy is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Lillan Anderson. She is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Maciolek of Nekoosa, WI; daughter, Nicole (Steve Mandel) Maciolek of St. Paul, MN; son, Mathew Maciolek of Milwaukee, WI; sisters, Janice (Tom) Walters of Camdenton, MO; and Phyllis (Dave) DiPronio of Chattanooga, TN; brother, Thomas Anderson of Union Grove, WI; and many other relatives and good friends.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Paula Armstrong says:

    Tom, our prayers are with you and your family. The first people I saw every Wednesday night were you and Betsy at Trivia. I got to know her because she asked me to join her table at a craft class. She was so welcoming, and she will be greatly missed.

  2. Gabriele Nohelty says:

    So very sorry for the loss to your family! Betsy was a light to many people. I never saw her without a smile on her face. Her devotion to Tom always shone through! I was fortunate to have met Betsy and enjoyed the crafts we creates. It’s truly a shock that we lost her in such an untimely way. May Tom find solace from friends and family and see you through the dark hours with peace to your heart! RIP Betsy, you made a mark in many people’s lives!

  3. Marlene says:

    This is so sad. My condolences to the family. Know I feel as many do, fond memories & she found the things in life that made her & others smile. She is loved & will be missed. Marlene pritchard/Early Girls

  4. Dan Maciolek says:

    When we die is up to God. How we live is up to us. Betsy made the right choices in a life well lived. Will miss you sister-in-law.

  5. Alana and Ken Kaltenbach says:

    I never would have felt ready to say good-bye to someone as special as Betsy, but this timing feels especially tough. Wishing your family comfort and strength for the days and weeks ahead. We’ll be praying for all of you. I will always remember the special times we had together with glass class, 5k walks, painting and visits and fish frys.

  6. Debjackson says:

    So sorry to hear about Betsey. She and Tom were my partners in trivia at hoozels every wed night. “Team name ‘stallis’ because we were all from west allis will be retired. She was so much fun in our painting sessions I will miss her. Thought and prayers r with u and family.

  7. Amy Scheel says:

    Betsy was a kind, funny and genuine soul! She always brought her positive energy to the Early Girls! She will be missed…gone, but never forgotten.

  8. Jill Geyer says:

    The news about Betsy is so shocking and sad! We shared tons of laughs while golfing together in the Early Girls group. She entertained us with her stories! We will definitely miss her on the golf course (and afterwards). She was a very special, kind and witty gal. My condolences to her family.

  9. Randi Peters says:

    So Sorry to hear about Betty. My Condolences to the family.

  10. Maureen Cannaday says:

    So very sorry to hear this today. Betsy was always fun to golf with, but we had more fun hanging out with the Early Girls group after golf for dinner and drinks. She always had a story to share. We will miss her. My deepest sympathies to the family.

  11. Denise Wein says:

    Sad to hear this news. Met Betsy after we both moved full time to Arrowhead. Such a sweet gal & she loved doing crafts, playing cards & golfing. Didn’t see her often but when I did she always had a big smile & a kind word. Rest in peace & see you on the other side.

  12. Pat Ticknor says:

    This is so very sad! Betsy was a delight to be around! Great sense of humor, and such a caring person. As another one of the Early Girls she will definitely be missed but will always be remembered! My heart goes out to all the family! You will be in my prayers!

  13. RoxAnn Samelstad says:

    I am so very sorry to hear of Betsy’s passing. The early girls will not be the same without her this year. My deepest sympathy to the family.

  14. Dolores Lagae says:

    I encouraged Betsy to join the Early Girls golf group and she was all in. She was upbeat right from the start and showed up probably more than any other golfer. Fun to talk with over drinks later on. She was so excited when she got a par. We will miss her.

  15. Mary Rogalski says:

    My condolences to Betsy’s family. I enjoyed golfing with her with The Early Girls. She will be very much missed.

  16. Mary Emrick says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this news about Betsy. What a pleasure it was to be in her foursome with Early Girls! She always had encouraging words, with a bit of humor attached. She will be missed. My sincere condolences to her family.

  17. Beth Wilmoth says:

    Never a dull moment spending time on the golf course or meeting for drinks with Betsy. So full of energy and quick to laugh. My heartfelt sympathies to her family. She will be missed, but not forgotten.

  18. judy mccormick says:

    So sorry to hear of Betsy’s death. We enjoyed many moments on the golf course. She had a wonderful zest for life. She will be missed

    So lucky to have known Betsy
    Judy McCormick

  19. Christine Johnson says:

    I am shocked and so sad to hear this news.
    We golfed together and rode UTVs together.
    I was always glad to see her. She was so upbeat and ready with a story. She loved to laugh!
    My condolences to her family. The Early Girls won’t be the same without her.

  20. Lindy Beggs says:

    I am so shocked and saddened to hear of Betsy’s passing! She was a very dear person and I always looked forward to golfing with her and so enjoyed our time together. My heartfelt condolences to her family.

  21. Jane Sturtevant says:

    I am so saddened by the news of Betsy’s passing. She was so much fun golfing with I the Early Girls league.
    And her quilting talents were amazing.
    She will be missed. My deepest sympathies to the family.

  22. Wendy Weiss says:

    Oh my goodness this make me so sad. Betsy and I often golfed together in the Monday afternoon ladies league. She was always so welcoming and fun. I will miss her so much.

  23. Kathy Buenger says:

    Early Girls golf will not be the same without Betsy, such a generous and positive soul. This is heartbreaking… my sympathies to the family.

  24. Patricia Hendricksen says:

    So sorry to hear this. I golfed with Betsy on Early Girls and always her humor

  25. Bonnie Worgull says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Betsy, I worked with her at Harley. Myself and another friend would meet Betsy for lunch a few times, when we still worked at Harley. I thought of her often after she moved. We had a lot of laughs. I feel so bad, I live out of state, so I won’t be able to make the service. My condolences to the family.🙏🙏🙏🙏