Betty J. Jozaitis

ESCANABA – Betty J. Jozaitis, 71, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at her home in Escanaba.

Betty was born June 16, 1942, in Powers, the daughter of Walter and Bernice (Marvin) Jozaitis Sr. Betty was raised in Powers and Cedar River, before moving with her family to Menominee, where she graduated from the Menominee High School in 1960. Betty was employed as a secretary for Emerson Electric in Menominee. She later relocated to Escanaba and eventually accepted a secretarial position at St. Anne Church where she remained for 19 years. In addition, Betty was employed by her brother Robert at Gold Star Tours until her retirement.

Survivors include her brother, Robert (Evelyn) Jozaitis of Escanaba; nephew, Jared Jozaitis of Fond du Lac; niece, Jane (Brandon) Massio of Green Bay; great nephews, Blaine and Brace Massio of Green Bay.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Sr. in 1967 and Bernice in 2002; brothers, Richard in 1986 and Walter Jr. in 2011; sister-in-law, Margaret Jozaitis.

Betty’s family will receive friends on Monday, Oct. 14, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services to celebrate the life of Betty J. Jozaitis will follow visitation at 1 p.m. at the Skradski Family Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Emmett Norden officiating. Betty will be laid to rest in the Riverside Cemetery in Menominee following funeral services. In lieu of flowers, Betty’s family respectfully requests that contributions be made to the Delta Animal Shelter. Envelopes will be available at the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Jozaitis family with arrangements. Messages of condolence to Betty’s family may be offered online at