Elizabeth Gale Markielewski

Elizabeth Gale Markielewski

Elizabeth Gale “Betty” Markielewski, age 84, of Cottage Grove, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. She was born on Nov. 16, 1937, in Middle Inlet, Marinette County, Wis., the daughter of John Grandow and Blanche (LaLiberty) Grandow.

Betty married Richard “Dick” Markielewski at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hales Corners, Wis., on Feb 4. 1956. She was the mother of five children, and relished her role as a homemaker, taking care of her family. She truly enjoyed raising and enjoying the company of her children.

Betty was a member of the Cottage Grove Historical Society, the Red Hat Society, the Hope Ladies Home-Makers Club, the Model A Restorers Club and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church for over 60 years. In her free time, she loved gardening and enjoying the beauty of flowers, especially roses. She also loved spending quality time with her grandchildren.

Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Richard; daughters, Cindy (Scott) Streber and Dawn (Gus) Gessner; sons, Doug (Mary) Markielewski and Mike Markielewski; daughter-in-law, Oona Markielewski; granddaughters, Katie (Jack) King, Calla Kelly and Emily (Jake Mroczynski) Gessner; grandsons, GD (Chelsey Mascote) Gessner, Joe (Amanda) Blackthorn and Matt (Josie Chavez) Streber; and great-grandchildren, Lara King, Elena Gessner and Ella Gessner. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her son, Greg Markielewski.

A funeral service will be held at ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH, 434 N. Main St., Cottage Grove, at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. Burial will be held at St. Patrick Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s/ Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

Betty’s family would like to thank the Agrace nurses and Brenda (CNA) for all caring and tenderness provided during our mom’s difficult times.


Life is like a roller coaster with all the ups and downs

Life is like a novel with many chapters

Life is like a tornado, it just keeps spinning around and around

Life is like a child, it gets upset, but can be calmed

Life is like your first job, it may be fun or it may be stressful

Life works on many different ways

Some we don’t understand

But in the end, everything will be ok

by Emily Gessner


Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.

Gunderson East

Funeral & Cremation Care

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