Bette Vande Hey, age 94, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., died on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, at Friendly Village Nursing Home.

She was born in Antigo, Wis., on Jan. 28, 1926, to William and Amanda Beattie. 

Bette worked as a clerk at several businesses in downtown Eagle River. She liked to play Bridge and knit.

Bette was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She was a longtime member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Eagle River. 

Bette is survived by her daughters, Louise (Bob) Krus of Eagle River, and Janet (Dave) Waffenschmidt of Ronald, Wash.; grandchildren, Becky (Tim) Nash, Mandy (Dan Staska) Krus, Andy and Neil Waffenschmidt, and Emma (Came­ron Tucker) Waffenschmidt; great-grandchildren, Sullivan Nash, Nolan Nash, Finley Nash, Brooklyn Staska and Hudson Staska.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; son, Jeff; nine siblings; and parents. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

The family would appreciate memorials in Bette’s name to First Congregational United Church of Christ in Eagle River. 

Arrangements by Gaff­ney-Busha Funeral Home, Eagle River. Online condolences may be expressed at