Frances M. (Bethke) Gausman, age 90, of Muscoda and formerly of Spring Green and McFarland, died on Friday, January 4, 2013 at Golden Living Center, Riverdale. Frances was born December 30, 1922 the daughter of Selma (Bloedow) and Henry Bethke. During her adult life she worked at Oscar Mayer for 32 years. Following her retirement she returned to Muscoda.
Frances is survived by Two sisters: Annette (Rodney) Kreunen of Madison, Murial (Arnie) Speth of Platteville, Four brothers: Louie (Eunice) of Madison, Buddy (Virginia) of Spring Green, Floyd (Shirley) of Kenosha, Harry (Marie) of Chathan, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her first husband Norman Gausman, her second husband Lyle Wilson; three brothers: Elmer, Howard and Lloyd; and four sisters: Henrietta, Magadalene, Marian and June.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the PRATT MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 120 North Park Street, Richland Center. Burial will be in the Hope Cemetery near McFarland at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, January 8. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM at the Pratt Memorial Chapel. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the Frances’ family.