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Betty Jo Riese

February 1, 1934 — September 5, 2023

Betty Jo Riese, 89, passed away peacefully with her loving husband Bob at her side on Tuesday, September 5th, 2023. Jo was born in Oshkosh on February 1st, 1934 to the late Grace and Wenzel Brouchek.


Jo attended St. Mary school until 9th grade and then graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1952. After high school she was a switchboard operator at Wisconsin Bell. Jo considered her biggest accomplishment being a stay at home Mom, and raising her six children. Jo enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jo later graduated from Fox Valley Technical College and upon graduation she became a Records Clerk at the Oshkosh Police Department until her retirement.


Jo married Robert Riese July 17th, 1992, the love of her life, after meeting at the Police Department. Bob brought her many years of joy traveling together, car rides to see the changing leaves, watching Nascar and Friday night fish frys at various restaurants with friends. Jo and Bob also spent numerous winters in Apache Junction, AZ enjoying the warm weather.

In her spare time, Jo loved knitting and sewing, and taught family members to knit. Jo sewed and knit many items for her kids in their younger years. Jo was very selfless, taking care of others before herself. She was a devout Christian and attended Mass regularly with her husband Bob.


Jo is survived by her husband Bob Riese, four daughters: Jill (Randy) Stini, Ann Riese, Lori (Rick) Halstead, Nancy (Shannon) Rahmlow and son Tom (Heide) Harron. Jo is survived by eight grandchildren: Jason Stini, Grace and Julia Halstead, Macy and Ben Rahmlow, and Natalie, Olivia and Stephanie Harron and one great grandchild Crew Stini. Jo is further survived by two step daughters: Cathy (Pat) Rothe and Colleen (Art) Eichmann, four step grandchildren: Jennifer (Ryan) Goggans, Stephanie (Kevin Kraemer) Rothe, Libby and Amelia Eichmann, and two great step grandsons: Liam and Charlie Goggans.


Jo was preceded in death by her son Brian Harron, and sister Mary Jane Jungwirth (Brouchek).


Jo will be missed for her sense of humor, easy-going nature and generosity towards anyone she met.


Visitation hours will be available for family and friends on Friday, September 8th, 2023 from 9am to 11am at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish (St. Peter’s Site), 449 High Ave, Oshkosh WI 54901. Funeral Mass will follow at 11am; Father Jerome Pastors officiating. Interment will be in Lake View Memorial Park immediately following Mass.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests cash donations be made to the Oshkosh Police Department: Santa’s Closet;


Attn: Officer Kate Mann

Oshkosh Police Department

420 Jackson St

Oshkosh, WI 54901





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Friday, September 8, 2023

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