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MEZERA, Betty J., age 98

Died: Saturday, April 10th, 2021

Masks are REQUIRED to be worn via Eau Claire City/County Ordinance and social distancing followed.

Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at St. Olaf Parish with Father James Kurzynski officiating

Visitation: from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021 at the funeral home

Entombment: Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorials be given to St. Olaf  PCCW (P.O. Box 1203, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1203) or Bob's House for Dogs https://bobshousefordogs.org/.


Betty J. Mezera, age 98, of Eau Claire died on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Care Partners in Eau Claire.

Betty was born on February 4, 1923 to the late David and Mabel (Anderson) Farris in Durand. In 1925, she moved to Fennimore, WI to live with her grandparents until her dad remarried and moved them to Shawano. After graduation from Shawano High School in 1941, Betty attended beauty school in Milwaukee where she met her future husband. On September 13, 1947 Betty was united in marriage to Frank Mezera.

They settled in Eastman where their first three children were born and purchased a grocery store which they ran until 1955.  Before moving to Eau Claire in 1962, their young family lived in Badger Village and Madison. Betty worked as custodian with the UW-Eau Claire until her retirement in 1985.

Betty was a very active member of St. Olaf Catholic Church; working funeral lunches, coordinated Community Table dinners, and met many close friends with the Couples and Women's Card Clubs. Both before and after retirement, they traveled extensively to foreign countries and enjoyed many years of camping with friends. Betty enjoyed being very involved in her grandchildren and great grandchildren lives and loved them dearly.

Betty is survived by her children, Mark (Wendy) Mezera of Anoka, MN and Pamela (Steve) Nesbit of Fall Creek; grandchildren, Jenny (Steve) Sieg, Terry (Lu) Carpenter, Scott (Ashley) Nesbit, Christopher (Michelle) Mezera and Kailey (Jim) Berg; great grandchildren, Cortney and Andrew Sieg, Drake Nesbit, Lily and Connor Mezera and Mia Carpenter; special family, Cathi and Jeff Dziedzic, their sons, Mark and Joel and their families, many other relatives and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Frank; son, Terry; and daughter, Kathleen.

The family would like to thank Care Partners Stonewood Drive and Moments Hospice for their wonderful care.

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