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Elizabeth Louise Sztuk

Female 1921 - 2009  (87 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Louise Sztuk 
    Nickname Bettu 
    Born 26 Aug 1921  St Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 May 2009  Monroe, Snohomish, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obit

      Betty Lou Stuk, 88, Lewiston



      Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 12:00 am



      Major Betty Lou Stuk, U.S. Army, retired, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, in Monroe, Wash., from age and Alzheimer-related causes.



      She was born to Leo Joseph Stuk and May Amelia Whaley Stuk on Aug. 6, 1921, in St. Paul, Minn. She moved with her family in 1923 to Edmonds, Wash., where her parents owned a chicken co-op, then the family moved to Lapwai when Betty Lou was in grade school, and she graduated from Lapwai High School.



      She began her military career soon after graduating. She enlisted as an auxiliary in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in May 1943. In July 1943, she converted to the Women's Regular Army Corps. (WAC). She received a field commission in 1951 in the grade of second lieutenant. She attended the universities of Maryland and Missouri. She retired with the grade of major on Oct. 1, 1968. While in the Army she received a commendation medal and Legion of Merit award. Betty Lou loved the Army and she was proud to serve during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. She traveled the world, living in Germany, Japan and Korea.



      Once retired, Betty Lou returned to Lewiston to take care of her mother and volunteered delivering for Meals on Wheels and belonged to the Lewiston Garden Club.



      Betty Lou married John A. Grannis at Yokohama, Japan, on Aug. 14, 1954. They divorced in 1960.



      She is survived by her sister, Leona Wilkins of Everett. Wash.; sister-in-law Dorothy Stuk of Lewiston; and numerous nieces and nephews.



      She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters May Jane Tirril, Dorathy Drechsler and Lola May LaFay; and brother Leo Junior Stuk.



      Services will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Family Hospice or Valley Meals on Wheels, both in Lewiston.
    Person ID I4196  Konieczny-Szczech
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2019 

    Father Leo Joseph Sztuk,   b. 25 Jan 1890, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1956, Clarkston, Asotin, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother May Emilia Whealy,   b. 10 Jul 1891, Wrenville, MN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1991, Lewiston, Nez Perce, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1919  St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John A Grannis 
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F1375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart