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Elizabeth "Betty" Scott-Roberts

Died: Friday, September 28, 2012
Age: 79
Elizabeth “Betty” Scott-Roberts, 79, Fond du Lac, died Sept. 28, 2012.

She was born Dec. 6, 1932, in Zenda, the daughter of Harvey and Agnethe Bakkom Erickson.

Betty was a 1950 graduate of Lake Geneva High School and obtained a degree in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1954.

On July 9, 1955, she married Roger J. Scott in Lake Geneva. He preceded her in death June 2, 1979. She married Kenneth Roberts March 17, 1989. He preceded her in death Oct. 1, 2008.

Surviving are four children, Jeff (Kathleen) Scott, Reedsburg, Steven (Mary) Scott, Lisa (Dean) Birschbach, Fond du Lac, and Michael (Robin) Scott, Oshkosh; one brother, John (Beverly) Erickson, Lake Geneva; one sister, Helen (Don) Grunden, Lake Geneva; three brothers-in-law, Ronald Goergen, Berlin, Robert (Phyllis) Scott, Heyworth, Ill., and Wynn (Pat) Scott, Bradford, Ill.; and one sister-in-law, Marlene (Vic) Tenney, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Agnethe and Harvey Erickson; her mother- and father-in-law, Bonnie and Glenn Scott; and one sister, Marjorie Goergen.

The Mach Funeral Chapel and Crematory assisted the family with arrangements. Additional obituary information can be found at www.machfuneralchapel.com.

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