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Betty Lou Palubicki, 81, passed away May 16, 2014 at Hospitality Manor, Kenosha, Wis. Betty was born in Racine, Wis., Nov. 17, 1932, daughter of the late John S. and Barbara (Szekley) Kovach. On Sept. 1, 1956 at St. Rose Catholic Church, she was united in marriage to Clarence "Clem" J. Palubicki who preceded her in death, Sept. 19, 2009.

Betty was a fabulous cook, party organizer, and enjoyed shopping for others. Above all she was a loving and devoted wife and mother to her family and will be deeply and sadly missed.

Survivors include her five children, Daniel (Melissa) Palubicki, Diane Matter, Donna (Scott) Hooten, Debra Palubicki, David (Paula) Palubicki, all of Racine; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Kay Dulski of Minneapolis, Minn., Delas Palubicki of Perham and Margaret Kovach and Virginia Kovach, both of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her great-grandchild, Nevin S. Matter; brothers and sister, John Kovach, William Kovach, Rudy Kovach and Elizabeth (Albert) Berry.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 23 from 5-8 p.m. with parish prayers at 7 p.m. at Schoeneberger Funeral Home. Visitation will resume on Saturday, May 24 beginning at 10 a.m. at St. Henry's Catholic Church followed by the funeral mass at 11 a.m. Burial will be held in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery. Schoeneberger Funeral Home - Perham, is handling the arrangements. For online condolences, visit