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Margarete (Schramm) BetzwieserSeptember 25, 1919 ~ October 3, 2016 (age 97)
Troy - Margarete Schramm Betzwieser, 97, of Blooming Grove Drive died Monday October 3, 2016, at Van Rensselaer Manor.
Born in Hermannsberg, Bavaria, Germany, she was daughter of the late Ludwig Schramm and Anna Hoffmann Schramm and wife of Joseph E. Betzwieser. She was educated in Germany and came to the United States to Troy in 1953.
Mrs. Betzwieser was a homemaker, loving mother and caring friend.
She was a 50 year member of the Germania Hall Association and a member of the Damen Verein vocal group. She and her husband were delegates for the singing group of Germania Hall, traveling to many cities, and many years ago was an active volunteer of the Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, canning and gardening.
Survivors in addition to her husband include a daughter, Christa H. (Robert) Owen, Durham, CA; two sons, Albert J. (Diane). Betzwieser, Rexford and Gerhard Betzwieser, Wynantskill; her grandchildren, Peter Owen, Patricia Owen Woody, Robert J. Owen and Joseph and Albert Betzwieser; her great grandchildren, Gabriel, Sophia, Kaiden and Landon Owen, Lucas Woody and Arabelle Betzwieser; a sister - Josefa Osborn, MD; two brothers, Ferdinand Schramm, Germany and Ludwig (Christa) Schramm, Germany and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by daughter, Ursula Betzwieser and three sisters, Marie Brautigam, Rosa Reck and Klara Lorz
Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 4-7PM.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 10AM at the funeral home and 10:30AM at Sacred Heart Church Troy where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.
Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery Troy.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Margarete Betzwieser to the Alzheimer's Association of NENY 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405 Albany, NY 12205 or Van Rensselaer Manor Activities Dept. 85 Blooming Grove Drive Troy, NY 12180.
Alzheimer's Association of NENY
Pine West Plaza, Bldg 4, Suite 405, Albany NY 12205