Betty Jean Michael

PORTAGE – Betty Jean Michael, age 92, formerly of Arlington, WI, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2024, at Columbus Health and Rehabilitation, surrounded by her family.

Jean was born on November 4, 1931, in Poynette, the daughter of Rodney and Norma (Evert) Kroncke. She married Warren R. Michael on September 30, 1967, at the Little Brown Church in Iowa.  She graduated from Lodi High School, Class of 1949. Jean worked for National Mutual Benefit Insurance Co; Wisconsin State Crime Lab and the University of Wisconsin-Physics Dept. for 34 years.  After retiring, she worked at Northwoods Supportive Homecare.  Jean was a member of the Dekorra Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her son, Roy (Barb) Wolfgram;  two grandsons, Dustin (Ashley) Wolfgram and Drew (Veronica) Wolfgram;  four great-grandchildren, Hudson, Emma, Logan and Leo; her step-children, Randy (Cheryl) Michael, Robin (Craig Wheeler) Michael, Connie (Gary) Fredrick and Terri (Lorin Staveness) Michael;  many step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Charles Walter Wolfgram, her second husband, Warren Michael and a step-granddaughter, Jennifer Fredrick.

In honor of Jean’s wishes, there will be no service.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Heritage House of Portage, Columbus Health and Rehab, and Generations Hospice for their wonderful care and support.
Memorials may be made to the Dekorra Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.

The Pflanz Mendrala Funeral Home in Poynette, is assisting the family.