Barbara J. “Bette” Hemauer, age 84, of Hilbert, died on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the Calumet Medical Center in Chilton. She was born August 3, 1931 in Hilbert, daughter of the late Frank & Theresa (Mueller) Schabach. Bette married Clarence J. “Bike” Hemauer on August 23, 1950 and they enjoyed 62 years of marriage together and raised their 8 children.
Bette was a huge sports fan; it wasn’t uncommon for her to watch, or listen to sports from morning until night. Early in her life, she enjoyed bowling and belonged to several local leagues. She and Bike took trips to Arizona to visit her children and grandchildren, but this also afforded an opportunity to catch the Milwaukee Brewers at Spring Training. The couple also enjoyed time with each other going on trips to the casino where she could play the ‘One Armed Bandits’, trips to Green Bay Packer games, and although she considered herself a Packer Fan, she held a soft spot in her heart for the Chicago Bears for reasons unknown to most.