Schmerheim, “Bettie” Jane, Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Meadow View Manor. She was 95 years old. Bettie J. Egerer was born on April 2, 1918 in Saginaw to the late Joseph and Matilda (Weigle) Egerer. She married Joseph A. Schmerheim; he predeceased her on February 15, 1982. Bettie was a tremendous, talented and creative homemaker. She was outstanding at sewing but especially enjoyed knitting. She was a charter member of St. Stephen Catholic Church and later joined the community of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. She was also a lifetime member of the League of Catholic Women. Bettie enjoyed golfing and bowling in her younger years. She was a member of the Saginaw Club and Saginaw Country Club. Left to treasure her memory are her daughter, Bette Jo Schmerheim of Saginaw; her sister, Sue Armstrong of Saginaw; two sisters-in-law: Olivia (the late Jim) Egerer, Jane (the late Dick) Egerer. Bettie was preceded in death by her son, Joe Schmerheim Jr.; her sister, Madeline Lawler; and two brothers: Joe Egerer and Jack Egerer. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the exceptional past and present staff of Meadow View Manor for their love and gentle patience. They would also like to acknowledge the staff of SouthernCare Hospice for their fantastic care. Arrangements have been entrusted to Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State). Funeral Liturgy will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road. Rev. Fr. David L. Parsch will officiate. Friends are welcome to visit at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Holy Spirit Catholic Church or Called to Serve, 4911 Valley Vista, Troy, MI 48098. Please share your thoughts and memories with Bettie’s family at the church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.