HespeElizabethMElizabeth M. Hespe, 71, formerly of Grafton and Saukville, died Tuesday, July 4, 2006 at her Lasata Care Center residence in Cedarburg.

She was born June 7, 1935 in Port Washington, Wisconsin to Douglas and Virginia Glass Heiser.  Betty was a homemaker for Rev. Walter Vogel at Immaculate Conception Parish in Saukville from 1975 to 1982, she then worked at Wisconsin Pharmaceutical in Jackson for a year.  From 1993 to 2003 she worked as a homemaker for Rev. Tony McCarthy at St. Clare Parish in North Lake, Wisconsin.  She was an artist and enjoyed painting with oils and acrylics.  She also did sketching and name portraits.  In 2003 she moved to Grafton and in 2006 she moved to Lasata in Cedarburg.

She is survived by her children John (Lorna) Hespe of New Gloucester, Maine, Anne (James Schiller) Hespe of Greenfield, Wisconsin, Barb (Louis) Sippel, Jean (Arthur “Butch) Helm both of Saukville, Wisconsin, Jacqueline (Anthony) Mastrocola of Jackson, Wisconsin and Edward (Wendy) Hespe of Brown Deer, Wisconsin.  She was a proud grandmother of 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  Further survived by brother James (Ruth) Heiser of Port Washington, Wisconsin, sister Judy (Roger) Mueller of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, former husband John “Jack” (Deborah) Hespe, other relative and friends.  She is preceded in death by her son Jeffory John and infant sons Andrew Anthony and Peter Paul.

The Rev. Tony McCarthy will celebrate Mass of Christian Burial 7 pm Friday, July 7, 2006 at Immaculate Conception Parish, 145 Church Street, Saukville.  Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Washington.  Visitation 4 – 6:45 pm Friday AT CHURCH with a 4 pm rosary service.  Memorials to the School Sisters of St. Francis, Milwaukee appreciated.