Betty Ann Kolba (nee Cartwright) passed away on July 7, 2020.
A lifelong resident of Waukesha, she was born April 4, 1944 to Gordon and Antoinette (nee Metz) Cartwright; graduated Catholic Memorial High School and attended Marygrove College in Detroit, MI as a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Scholastic Sorority. In 1964 she married her soul mate Patrick. She retired from Waukesha Memorial Hospital in 2005.
She volunteered for many years as a 4-H leader and made cards and crafts for Interfaith, Hope Center, the VA, and overseas troops through Operation Write Home. She loved animals, farming, fishing, stamping, crafts, and birds, especially orioles and her guineas. As an active member of St. John Neumann Church for 30 years she served on many committees. She also loved to travel, having visited Italy, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.
She is preceded in death by her husband and best friend of 38 years Patrick, her parents, and her brother Gordon Jr.
She is survived by her sons Patrick Jr. and Kyle (Linda) Kolba of Waukesha; sister Annette (Mike) Cochrane of Blair, NE; sister-in-law Marion Becker of Wadsworth, OH; brother-in-law Robert (Marie) Kolba of Mauston, WI; nieces, nephews, stepchildren and step grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 12th from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Avenue, Waukesha. Services continue at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2400 W. State Road 59, Waukesha, WI 53189 on Monday, July 13th with a time to gather from 10:30 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral Mass (Facemasks are required at church). Graveside services will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please give memorials to Heart of the Nation (Heartofthenation.org) and/or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Stjude.org).
Please note, CDC Social Distancing guidelines will be followed, and extended visiting will be discouraged. On Sunday night please remain outside until you are invited to enter. Please wear a mask or face covering for everyone’s protection. Thank you.