Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 3101 Drexel Ave., on Wednesday, March 31st, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Vathappallil officiating. Visitation will be in the church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to either St. Catherine’s High School or St. Lucy Catholic Church. The Florence Nightingale Tribute will take place at 10:55 a.m. just prior to the Mass.
In lieu of flowers memorials have been suggested to either St. Catherine’s High School, St. Lucy Catholic Church, or the Health Care Network.
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Elizabeth (Betty) M. Canfield, 87, passed away peacefully, at Ascension-All Saints on Thursday, March 25, 2021. She was born in Kenosha on August 16, 1933, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (nee: Kuchera) Wallo.
Betty graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School and St. Agnes School of Nursing, in Fond du Lac. On October 2, 1954, in St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kenosha, she was united in marriage to Roger L. Canfield, who preceded her in death on December 23, 2016.
Betty had a deep passion for nursing and began her career at St. Mary’s Hospital in Racine as a Labor and Delivery nurse. Later, she became the Director of Nursing at the Racine Medical Clinic/All Saints Medical Center. She had a strong Catholic faith and a deep care for all the patients for whom she cared. Betty was a member of St. Lucy Catholic Church, where she prayed the rosary daily. Betty and Roger were very proud of each and every member of their family. They were amazing parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and cherished every moment they spent with their family.
Surviving are her children, Timothy R. (Marlene Simonsen) Canfield, Carolyn (Michael) Seitz, Marybeth Canfield, Jayne (Thomas) Buban, and Thomas (fiancée, Denise Leeper) Canfield; grandchildren, Amy (Steve) Hart, Adam (Maria) Seitz, Alissa (Keegan) Murphy, Ashley (Abe) Searl, Andrea (Adam) Tillotson, Jennifer Peralta, Ryan (Morgan Phillips) Martin, Laura (Luke) Benish, Aaron (fiancée Maisey Mulvey) Buban, Alex (Tina) Buban, Matthew Buban, Mitchell Buban, Roger (Nataleigh Call) T. Canfield, Nicole Canfield, and Michele Canfield; great-grandchildren, Madison, Mason, and Braeden Hart, Taylor and Carson Seitz, Kellen, Taytum, Ronan, and Rilynn Murphy, Cohen, Quinn, Kinley, and Collin Searl, Eloise Tillotson, Charlie Peralta, Leila and Camden Benish; sisters, Ruth Ann (Ray) Shefchik, and Kathleen (Robert) Williams; brother, Gerald (Peggy) Wallo; sisters-in-law, Barbara Girton, and Judy Canfield. Her nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends, too numerous to mention, also survive her. In addition to her parents, and beloved Roger, she was preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Orville H. and Clara Canfield, brothers-in-law, Orville and Richard Canfield, and sister-in-law, Pat Canfield.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the Ascension ICU nurses: Denise, Alex, Laura and Stephanie and especially our angel, Elizabeth (Liz) who was instrumental in fulfilling our Mother’s final wish.