Obituary for Bethany Voelker

Bethany “Betsy” R. Voelker, 71, Woodbury, MN, formerly of Marshfield, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 with her daughters and sister Lori by her side.

A celebration of life will be held from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Friday, January 21, 2022 at Rembs Celebration Center, 250 South Oak Avenue, Marshfield. A short service will be led by her nephew, Father Tom Merkel. Burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery at a later date.

Bethany was born on December 30, 1950 in Marshfield to Richard and Bernice (Kohlbeck) Schindhelm. She attended Marshfield Columbus High School and UW-Eau Claire. Bethany worked in cytology at the Marshfield Clinic for 35+ years. She was united in marriage to Bill G. Voelker on May 30, 1980 in Wausau. He passed away on March 5, 1999.

Bethany’s pride and joy was being a mom and grandma. Everything she did in her final years was for them. She moved to Minnesota to be closer and flew to Florida often. She loved a simple, quiet and well-organized life. She took cake making classes just so she could make cakes for her grandbabies. Bethany was gifted artistically and enjoyed sharing that passion with her grandkids. Her entire life she loved flowers and gardening, which started as a child while spending time on the farm with her grandmother.

She is survived by her daughters, Kristen (Jonathan) Maguire of Woodbury, MN and Rebecca (Matthew) Janson of Lutz, FL, 7 grandchildren: William, Jackson, Madelyn, Benjamin, Caden, Charlotte, and Annie. She is further survived by her mother, Bernice Trierweiler, siblings: Chuck (Barb) Schindhelm, Mitch (Chell) Merkel, Lori Fellenz (Rick Stautz), Barb (Dan) Trierweiler, and step siblings: Bonnie (Denny) Steinmann, Steve (Nancy) Trierweiler, Susie (Allen) Oppman, and Dave (Jackie) Trierweiler, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, father, Richard Schindhelm, step fathers, James Merkel and Ted Trierweiler, brother, David Schindhelm, sister-in-law, Julie Schindhelm, and brother-in-law, Allen Fellenz.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Lori Fellenz who made her final days the best they could be.

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