Betty M. Speller

Betty M. Speller, 92, Oconto, passed away Dec. 25, 2023, at Bellin Hospital Oconto, surrounded by her family.

Betty was born Aug. 18, 1931, in Oconto to the late Hilbert and Martha (Ritter) Cota. She married Norbert Speller on March 2, 1963. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1998. Betty worked at the Oconto County Courthouse as a property lister, retiring at the age of 62. She was a member of First American Lutheran Church, Oconto.

Betty is survived by two daughters, Marla Christensen, Angela (Thomas) Whiting Sr.; a son, Mark (Sue) Speller; six grandchildren, Amy Speller, Kimberly (Josh) Bergemann, Stephanie (Michael) Skelly, Lindsay (Steven) Shauer, Sarah (Kerri) Ducaine-Whiting, Thomas Whiting Jr.; eight great-grandchildren, Asa, Iris, Baylee, McKenzee, Marty, Paige, Londyn, Finley.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marcia Speller; and four sisters, Alice Warnecke, Fay Bintz, Cleo Rost, Mannie Jorgenson.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 29, 2023. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Roald Harswick officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at

A special thank you to the nursing staff and Dr. Heyka at Bellin Health Oconto Hospital for the wonderful and loving care given to Betty.