We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Jelacic Funeral Home
Elizabeth "Bette" Matejka (nee Seckar) saw the smiling face of Jesus as she entered heaven on September 2, 2022. She is now reunited in eternal life with Joseph Matejka Sr., her beloved husband of 52 years. Bette was also welcomed by her parents, Michael and Kristina Seckar, her siblings, John, Michael, Frank, Katherine and her soul sister and identical twin, Theresa.
Bette is survived by her adoring children, Joseph Matejka Jr., Lisa Volkert, Suzanne Schieffer, Kathleen (Brendan) Rowen and Colleen (Bob) Wissing. Cherished grandmother to Patrick (Joanne), Laura, the late Joseph, Olivia (John), Peter, Phillip, Tommy, Joseph (Hilary), Phillip (Meeshali), Gabriella (Quartell), Katarina (Jimmy), Hailey (John), Conor, Quin (Annie), Elizabeth, Paddy, Elizabeth "Libby", Natalie, Stephanie, and Katie. Sweet great-grandma to Lincoln, Rowan, Chase, Danielle, Luke, Giana, Kai, Nicholas and another on the way. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and many wonderful friends.
Bette was born in Milwaukee on March 5,1932 as an identical twin, a role that she cherished and loved every day of her life. The twins were fun loving, mischievous and found humor in just about everything — often at the most inopportune time.
Finding her calling as a mother, Bette devoted her life to her family. She was selfless, kind, generous and loving. She created a home that was warm and inviting to those who lived in it but also for those that did not.
She opened her home to family, friends, strangers and stragglers, always pulling up a chair if someone found themselves needing a place to go on any given holiday. She was the best back-door friend to all. Friends could always count on a fresh pot of coffee brewing, home-baked goods on the table, a listening ear and lots of laughter. She was the original Martha Stewart, a fabulous cook, baker, gardener and entertainer. Bette was an expert seamstress, knitter and was creative — always having a project in the works. She had a generous, loving heart that will be remembered by all.
Bette found joy and peace in making her Catholic faith the center of her heart and home. She had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother and the Rosary. She loved our country and was a true patriot.
As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, Bette's light will continue to shine in the many lives she touched and loved.
We would like to thank Brighton Hospice and Lakewood Memory Care for their kind, compassionate care and the love and support they gave her and our family.