In loving memory of

December 10, 1937 - April 4, 2021

Robert H. Betz, 83, of Marquette, was called to heaven on Easter morning, April 4, 2021 while at U.P. Health System-Marquette.

Robert was born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin in 1937 to the late Robert J Betz and Gertrude (Harter) Betz. He was a 1955 graduate of LaCrosse Central High School.

Immediately following his graduation, Bob enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he proudly served for 20 years. He returned to the same position in 1985 as a civil servant. After his service in the Air Force, he cooked at various establishments in the Marquette County area, including the Coachlight, Big Bay Café and Crossroads Restaurant. He also formerly owned and operated the Alpine Pancake House in Marquette. He mostly loved cooking for his family.
Among his hobbies he enjoyed fishing with his beloved brother Tom.
He enjoyed calling his son Tim and watching football with him over the phone for hours.
He loved going for brunch with everybody. He was keenly aware of all the love and support he received from Allen, Carrie, Shannon and Jim.

Bob and his wife also owned an antique business and he enjoyed attending auctions, rummaging and gardening.

He is survived by the love of his life his wife of 32 years Patty (Dionne) of Marquette; five children, Timothy (Lori) Betz of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Allen Betz of Burnsville, Minnesota, Carolyn (Eric) Dupras of Marquette, Shannon McMahon of Marquette and James (Melissa) McMahon of Pensacola, Florida; a brother, Thomas (Mary Jansky) Betz of Onalaska, Wisconsin, Sister in law JoAnn Renaud of Marquette: Seven grandchildren, Kimberlee Betz-Montes, Michelle (Dennis) Horton, Kenneth Betz,
Nick Dupras, Kendrick Harper, Jeffery McClurg and Josh O'Neil; Seven great grandchildren, Khyley Montes, Jace Montes, Cameron Horton, Ethan Horton, Nevaeh Betz, Paityn Betz and Jackson Dupras; Several cousins, nephews and nieces, especially Dawn (Bill) Veley and Michelle Betz

The family wants to express a sincere Thank You to Doctor Ginger Bohl and the special nurses on the 6th floor of the U.P Health System who went above and beyond in providing care and comfort to Bob.

Visitation will take place at 2:00 until 3:30 p.m. at Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 3:30 p.m. with Deacon Gregg St. John officiating. Masks and social distancing requirements will be followed with no more than 25 permitted in the funeral home at any given time. For those wishing to livestream, Bob's service will be available to watch at Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date.

Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting Bob's family where memories and condolences may be shared at


Bill Leaver wrote on Apr 15, 2021:

"Sorry for your loss.Thoughts and prayers to the family."

Debra Randazzo wrote on Apr 13, 2021:

"Tim, Lori and family.. So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Debi Taseris Randazzo"

Ella R Stulz wrote on Apr 12, 2021:

"Bob Betz was a kind and generous man. At our social gatherings, he always made sure everyone had plenty to eat along with extra food to take home. Bob was easy to talk to when you needed to vent and he could be funny when the mood was light and cheerful. I will miss seeing Bob and Patty, who were always together, working on puzzles, planting flowers and decorating the lobby, especially at Christmas. My heart breaks for Patty and her family. I hope they find peace with memories of Bob."

Wendy Negri wrote on Apr 11, 2021:

"Patty, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Wishing you peace. Wendy Negri"

Judy (Huff) Mixter wrote on Apr 11, 2021:

"Patty, I?m sorry for your loss of Bob. I hope your memories will give you peace. "

Paula Hillier Davis wrote on Apr 10, 2021:

"Tim, Lori and family, Peace and Love, Paula Hillier-Davis"

Steve Hult wrote on Apr 10, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss "

Shelly wrote on Apr 10, 2021:

"Grandpa was a sweet ,caring and loveable guy who loved his ice cream! Granpa always had the perfect hair with a comb in his back pocket. Grandpa was a very important person to me and he will be missed greatly. Shelly"

Mary Lou(Buzzo) Shimon wrote on Apr 9, 2021:

"Patty and Family, My heart aches for you, I\'m so sorry for your loss. Memories are the legacy of love, and Bob sure left many good memories for all who had the privilege to know him. I met Bob when he had the Alpine Pancake House. Then when I moved into Lost Creek 3 years ago, he was a shining star of friendship again. He will forever be in many hearts. RIH Bob, until we meet again. "

Colleen Roberts wrote on Apr 8, 2021:

"Patty, I am both surprised and saddened to read of Bob?s passing. He was a good man and full of fun. (Both of you were full of fun). You are in my thoughts and prayers. Colleen Roberts"

Sr. Laurie Sullivan wrote on Apr 8, 2021:

"Patty, My heart goes out to you in the passing of Bob. I so remember his smile and how much he liked working with the antiques. He was such a gentle spirit. Be assured of my love and prayers for you and the family."

Kathy (Jannausch) Gobert wrote on Apr 8, 2021:

"Patty I\'m so very sorry to hear about Bob\'s passing. It was always so much fun spending time with both of you at the \"Cousins luncheons\". He always had the biggest joyful smile, he will be greatly missed. You are all in my prayers - much love and God bless. Kathy (Jannausch) Gobert"

Veronica Varney wrote on Apr 7, 2021:

"Patty and family...My condolences on Bob?s passing. It?s been many years but I remember well how friendly and knowledgeable Bob was when he worked antique sales. He was so interesting and fun to talk with. Ronnie Varney"