Betty Bruder Claus,

Betty Bruder Claus, 93, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, March 27, 2024.  Betty was in the wonderful care of hospice and residing at The Brook Retirement Communities at the time of her passing.

Betty was born July 6, 1930, to Mollie (Schlager) and John Bruder.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Her church and her faith were very important parts of her entire life.

On February 12, 1949, Betty married Marvin Claus and they were married for 63 years until his passing in 2012. In addition to Marvin, she was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Wallace Bruder; a sister-in-law, Sally Bruder; one sister, Marilyn Heller; and brother-in-law, Leroy Heller. She was the last surviving member of the 13 Claus siblings and spouses, and her two Bruder siblings and spouses.

Betty is survived by her three children, David (Jan) Claus of Lansing, Jane (Robert) Macomber of Rogers City and Lisa (Sue Sullivan) Claus of Ada; four grandchildren, Rob (Jennifer) Macomber, Molly (Aaron) Branham, Valerie Claus and Lynn (Tim) Croze; and five great-grandchildren; a nephew, Dr. John Bruder; a niece, Barbara Bruder York; and a great many Claus family nieces and nephews.

One of Betty’s greatest loves was music. This was emphasized in her life as a choir member for 65 years for Peace Lutheran and St. John Lutheran churches. Betty was also active in the Rogers City Civic League, the Zonta Club, the Rogers City Women’s Bowling Association, St. John Ladies Aid, the Fellowship Club and the Lutheran Education Association.

Betty was employed for 28 years as a writer and office manager for Presque Isle County Advance and wa

s the author of her popular “Candid Comments” column.

Arrangements are in care of Hentkowski Funeral Home. Visitation will be at Peace Lutheran Church, Rogers City from 11 a.m.  – 1 p.m. Thursday, Apirl 25, followed by a Christian funeral at 1 p.m.

Memorials in Betty’s memory may be made to Peace Lutheran Church or Hospice of Michigan.

The family wishes to thank the good staff at The Brook and Hospice of Michigan, especially Erin and Paula for their wonderful care in this time of need.