Bette Haluch

August 4, 1933 - May 15, 2015
Paw Paw, MI



Wednesday, May 20, 2015
11:00 AM EDT
St. Mary's Catholic Church
209 Brown Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 657-4459


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

St. Mary's Catholic School
500 East Paw Paw Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 657-6750
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Taylor's Florist and Gifts
215 E. Michigan Ave.
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 657-6256
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Life Story / Obituary


Age 81, passed away at her home Friday May 15, 2015. Bette was born August 4, 1933 in Almena Twp., the daughter of Andrew and Maxine (Bishop) Vargo. She graduated from Mattawan High School in 1951 and on June 23, 1951 she was united in marriage to Chester Haluch, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children: Linda Conner, Bill Haluch, David (Lacee) Haluch and Mary Haluch; 9 grandchildren: Phillip Curtis III, Blake Curtis, Taylor Curtis, Ashley Conner (Brandon Hite), Sara (Ron) Perry, Hunter Haluch, Skyler Haluch, Olivia Haluch and Garrett Haluch; 4 great grandchildren: Mason Hite, Nicole Perry, Noah Perry and Jacob Perry; and a special caregiver, Barbara Mikel. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Curtis; siblings: Richard Vargo and Andrea Ritter; and a nephew, Michael Ritter. Bette worked at St. Regis Paper Co. in Kalamazoo, then worked at LaCantina as a waitress for 15 years; she was also an Avon Representative for 25 years. Bette was a life-long member of St. Mary’s parish, sang in the choir for 25 years and also helped her husband with the Cemetery. Bette enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading and watching birds. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Paw Paw, at 11am, with luncheon to follow. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery at a later time. Please visit Bette's personal web page at, where you can archive a favorite memory or photo of her and sign her online guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Mary's Catholic school in Paw Paw. The family would like to send a special Thank you to Grace Hospice for all their help and support. Arrangements by Life Story Funeral Homes, Betzler & Thompson – Paw Paw; 60900 M-40 Hwy (657-3870).