Bette Jane (Brooks) Werbeckes, 88, of Chilton, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2022. She was born on June 5, 1934, daughter of Edward and Emelie (Strassburg) Brooks.\n\nBette graduated from Sheboygan Central High School in 1952. In 1956 she married her high school sweetheart, William R. (Bill) Werbeckes. Together they raised five children. \n\nBette’s first job was for The Vollrath Company. After her youngest child started school, Bette began working at the Calumet County Clerk of Courts until her retirement in 1995. She and Bill made many friends through their community involvement at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Schuhplattler dancing group, casino bus trips, and Knights of Columbus events. \n\nIf you ever received a dollar bill in the mail from an anonymous sender, it was from Bette. It was her unique way to congratulate anyone whose photo appeared in the newspaper. Her family was her first priority. In retirement, she and Bill drove many miles to visit their children and grandchildren to celebrate with them on their birthdays every year. She enjoyed family gatherings filled with good food, beer on ice, and scratch-off lottery tickets for everyone. Bette was Irish one day each year. She celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with green hair, clothing, fingernails, food and beer. She will be dearly missed at every family gathering.\n\nSurvivors include her children: Carrie (Doug) Staege of Beechwood, grandchildren: Logan (Erin) Staege and Liz (Alex) Awve and great-grandchildren: Audrey and Dominic Staege and Emma and Owen Awve; Mark (Lori) Werbeckes of Mount Horeb, grandchildren: Nathan (Shannon) Werbeckes, Nic (Katie) Robles, Sara Werbeckes (Miles Morkri); Jean (Donald) Aden of Sun Prairie, grandchildren: Noah Aden and Hayley Aden; Dan (Jeanna) Werbeckes of Sherwood, grandchildren: Jacob Werbeckes (Nina Slezak) and Caleb Werbeckes. Brother-in-law: Robert Werbeckes of Sun City, AZ; sister-in-law: Susie Brooks of Lakewood, WA; and nieces and nephews in Wisconsin, Nevada and Washington. \n\nBette was preceded in death by her husband Bill, daughter Jill Werbeckes; her parents, in-laws William P. and Ann A. Werbeckes; brother Roger Brooks and sister-in-law Kaye Werbeckes.\n\nBette’s family will gather at the funeral home for a private service, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Chilton, on Friday, July 15th at 11:00am. Burial will be a private service at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Sheboygan.\n\nThank you to the staff at Adelaide Place and Preceptor Hospice for the care and friendship given to Bette. Memorials can be made to Good Shepherd Catholic Church or Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.