Betty Stratman



Betty Jane Stratman, 88, Freeburg, passed from this life Sunday, March 13, 2022, in StoneBridge, Westphalia.

She was born Aug. 11, 1933, to the late Anton Christopher and Odelia Catherine (Haller) Gradel in Freeburg.

She was a lifelong member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Freeburg, and while growing up, attended Holy Family School as well.

Betty was employed at Quaker Window Products Company in Freeburg until her retirement.

She was preceded in death by parents, Anton and Odelia; brothers, James Steven Gradel and Felix Gradel; and granddaughter, Kelly Lynn Newbound.

Betty is survived by daughter, Laurie Newbound and fiancé Tim Boessen of Freeburg; sister, Bernice Marie Gradel of Freeburg; granddaughter, Ashley Lancaster and husband Tom of the country of Kuwait; great-grandson, Milo Lancaster; nephews; nieces; and other relatives and friends.

A funeral service was held Friday, March 18, in the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Chapel in Vienna with Rev. William D. Debo officiating.

Interment was in Holy Family Cemetery in Freeburg.

Arrangements entrusted to Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home in Vienna.

Memorial contributions suggested for Masses or to Holy Family School.

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