Obituary: Betty J. Pies

June 22, 1930 – April 3, 2020

Betty J. Pies, 89, of Algoma died April 3, 2020. She was born in Sawyer – now Sturgeon Bay – to Christopher H. and Anna C. (Robertson) Trodahl. 

She attended Silverdale Grade School and Sturgeon Bay High School. Betty married Judge S. Dean Pies on April 26, 1952, at the Shiloh Moravian Church.

Betty is survived by her beloved husband, Dean; daughter, Kaare A. Auditore, an occupational therapist (Michael L. Walker), Green Bay; one son, Attorney Torren K. Pies (Ellen), Stevens Point; four grandchildren, Nickolas M. Auditore (Abby), Phoenix, Arizona, Madeline K. Pies, New York, New York, Olivia A. Pies, Madison, and Torren Dawson Pies, Chicago; one great-grandchild, Aria Kaarly Auditore, Phoenix, Arizona. 

She was preceded in death by her son Attorney Marvin W. Pies; her parents; seven brothers; and one sister.

Betty’s joy in her life was her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren. The family would like to thank her special friend and companion, Angela Walker of Green Bay.

Betty was a member of the Algoma United Methodist Church and the Shiloh Church Cemetery Association, a charter member of the VFW Auxiliary of Algoma (now Kewaunee), and a life member of the 2nd (Indianhead) Division Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Kewaunee County Republican Party, a former board member of the Algoma Public Library and a former Cub Scouts den mother.

The family will hold a private burial for Betty on April 8 at the Shiloh Church Cemetery due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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