Betty J. Nell

Betty J. Nell, age 87, formerly of Beaver Dam, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Randolph Health Services.

Betty was born on February 1, 1931 in Columbus, the daughter of William and Edith (Grams) Lindert. She was united in marriage to Vincent Nell on October 15, 1949 at St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam, where she was a longtime member and active in the Ladies Aid. In addition to being a wonderful homemaker, Betty worked as a nurse’s aid at the Beaver Dam Hospital. Hosting Sunday morning coffee and visiting with her family always brought her great joy, and she also enjoyed playing cards and bingo, being a Spring Valley 4H leader and member of the Homemakers Club. Whether Airstream RV’ing throughout the United States or traveling internationally, Betty enjoyed traveling and escaped the cold Wisconsin winters in Arizona for over 20 years.

Our dear Mom has passed away. It was a long-awaited prayer for her, but obviously not for her family who will miss her dearly, including her children, Nancy Wolfgram of Verona, Pat (Keith) Nagel of Juneau, Cheryl (Peter) Jung of Beaver Dam, Kathy (Henry) Nehmer of Beaver Dam, Donna Nell of Janesville, Steven Nell of Beaver Dam and Christine Snow (Darin Mayer) of River Falls; grandchildren, Caitlyn (Jonathon) Anderson, Matthew Jung, Greta and Tobias Snow; brother, William (Andrea) Lindert; sister-in-law, Agnes Lindert; brother-in-law, Harvey Pribnow; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vincent; son-in-law, Lynn Wolfgram; siblings, Harold Lindert, Ethel Giese, Marian Schwartz, Doris Nell, Laverna Pribnow and other relatives.

A memorial gathering for Betty will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Philip Heyer officiating. Inurnment at Oakwood Cemetery, Beaver Dam, will take place at a later date.

If desired, memorials in Betty’s name may be directed to St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church and School, 300 West St., Beaver Dam, WI 53916.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at