Obituary: Elizabeth “Betsy” Hoke – Door County Pulse Malik Atif

Dec. 6, 1942 – Might 1, 2024

Elizabeth “Betsy” Hoke, a beloved spouse and mom, entrepreneur, gifted artist and designer, handed away peacefully on Might 1, 2024 after a short sickness. Betsy’s life was a testomony to creativity, entrepreneurship, and a deep love for her household, buddies, and the locations she referred to as residence.

Born on Dec. 6, 1942, in Milwaukee, Betsy attended Richards College in Whitefish Bay – the place she would meet her future husband, Charlie Hoke, in first grade, and later attended St. Monica’s and Dominican Excessive College. In 1958 on the age of 16, she and Charlie had been “reintroduced” and commenced what could be a 66-year lengthy relationship. She attended Barat School, in Lake Forest, Illinois, and graduated in 1964 with a level in economics. She returned to Milwaukee and in 1965, Betsy and Charlie married, and collectively they constructed a good looking life full of love and household adventures.

Betsy’s drive and fervour for artwork and design led her to pursue an extra diploma in inside design. She turned knowledgeable member of ASID and held licenses in a number of states. Finally her entrepreneurial spirit led her to buy her personal firm, Sturgeon Interiors, which she efficiently operated for 35 years. By her work, she reworked numerous houses and companies, abandoning a legacy of magnificence and considerate design in each house she touched.

Past her skilled accomplishments, Betsy discovered immense pleasure in her inventive pursuits. Portray served as a inventive outlet, permitting her to specific her love for nature and the world round her. Lots of her canvases captured the essence of Door County, the place she spent summer time weekends with household and buddies at her residence in Baileys Harbor. In the course of the winter months, Betsy and Charlie cherished their time in Naples, Florida, the place they loved the sunshine, palm bushes, and the corporate of longtime buddies.

Above all else, Betsy valued her position as mom to her 4 kids, whom she liked unconditionally and supported wholeheartedly in all their endeavors. Her kids and grandchildren had been the sunshine of her life, and she or he reveled in each second spent with them, creating reminiscences that will probably be treasured endlessly.

Betsy is survived by her loving husband, Charlie Hoke; her kids Cathy (Bob Ashbaugh) Hoke, Lauren (Adam Bertlinger) Hoke, Chad (Elina Peduzzi) Hoke, and Steve (Michelle) Hoke; her grandchildren Gretchen Lotter, Heidi Lotter, Erich Lotter, Charlie Hoke, Maisie Hoke, Eli Tiller-Braun, Abby Hoke, and Lily Hoke; her brother Invoice Gehl (Carol), niece Annelise Gehl and nephew Will (Morgan) Gehl, in addition to quite a few different family and buddies who will carry her reminiscence of their hearts endlessly.

Betsy’s household is eternally grateful for the care and help offered by the workers of Froedtert Hospital, St. John’s on the Lake and Legacy Hospice, and the caregivers of Proper at House.

A visitation will probably be held at Feerick Funeral House (2025 E. Capitol Dr. Shorewood, WI 53211) on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 10 am, with a celebration of life at 11:30 am, and a luncheon reception to observe.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be made to the Glioblastoma Basis ( in her honor.

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