Elizabeth D. Bliese

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VISITATION: Monday, January 17, 2022 from 9AM until 11AM at OUR FATHER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH (6025 S. 27th St, Greenfield)



+Elizabeth Dorothy Bliese+

June 3, 1931~January 10, 2022

“If we have been united with Him like this in His death, we will certainly also be united with Him in His resurrection.” Romans 5:6

Elizabeth Dorothy Bliese “Betty” nee Stevenson of Milwaukee was born to life June 3, 1931 in Kodaikanal, India, the third daughter of the Reverend Duncan S. II and Esther Stevenson (nee Nagel). She was then baptized into the Christian Faith in the washing of Holy Baptism June 21, 1931, and confirmed in the Faith on April 30, 1944.

Most of her early childhood was spent in India, where she attended boarding school at Kodaikanal. She completed her high school education in 1948 at Walton High School, Bronx, NY. She then attended Concordia Teachers’ College in River Forest, IL, becoming a teacher. Over a 33+ year career, she taught hundreds of kindergarten and elementary school students at schools in Texas, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Betty was the beloved wife of the late Richard whom she married on August 9, 1952 at Zion Lutheran Church, Wausau, Wisconsin. They were blessed with four children; Jonathan (Laura) of Arizona, children Kari and Colin; Lisa (Wayne) Darling of Wisconsin son Creed; David (Laurie) of Michigan children Beth, Heidi, Ethan and Maggie; and Amy (Ralph) Tausz of Illinois children Ramona, Lydia, Anna, Luther, and Joseph. She also had nine great-grandchildren, Nixon, Carter, Maelee, Liam, Graeme, Mila, Eli, Rylynn, and Asher.

Betty enjoyed all things British, bird-watching, gardening, eating Indian food, and traveling many places, including a 90th birthday trip to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter with all four of her children.

She was born to eternal life January 10, 2022, and now enjoys the eternal presence of God Almighty.

Betty is survived by her siblings, Esther (Harlan) Peterson, Ruth (the late Horace) Hummel, Muriel  Rothenbush, Grace (the late Ethan) Brauer, Alice Brackensick and James (Carole) Stevenson, many nieces, nephews, and dear friends including the Reverend Karl (Darcy) Fabrizius and Jamie Marquardt. Preceded in death by her parents, her husband Richard, and her brother Duncan.

Her extended family will miss her greatly, but look forward to a future reunion in Heaven.

If so desired memorials to Our Father’s Lutheran Church or School appreciated.

Jesus said to her, “I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25-26


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  1. Judith Michalk January 16, 2022 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    I never met Betty, but she responded to me on Facebook and I discovered it was her (Stevenson) bungalow our Michalk family moved into in Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, So.. India in 1953, just before I was born. Her Mom taught Titus to cook and he came with bungalow. A wonderful cook, Titus and Saromani were my second parents, held me for my Baptism and cared for us lovingly. She met Titus and family again in Krishnagiri, and told me how special that was for her. Sorry I missed meeting Betty in person, but she will be meeting all those folks now with joy! Condolences to the family on their loss.

  2. David Bliese January 19, 2022 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Goodbye mom, until we meet again. I will always cherish our time together and especially have to acknowledge how you took care of us in the years following Dad’s death, making sure we stayed in the faith and were guided into adulthood and beyond with our own lives and families.

    We have many great memories of trips together, family gatherings, and so many other activities where you kept up with the younger family members (like custard at Leon’s at 11:30 on a summer night).

    I and my family, kids and grandkids will all miss you, and look forward to the great reunion.

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