THOMSON—Elizabeth "Betty" A. Krontz, 84, of Thomson, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna.
Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Thomson. A visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. the day of the service. A memorial fund has been established in Betty's name.
Betty was born June 23, 1935, in Sturgis, Mich., the daughter of Leo and Goldie (Ross) Hudson. On May 30, 1953, she married Stanley Krontz Sr. Together, the two had eight children. Over the course of her life, Betty was a homemaker, then worked for National Lock, and ultimately for the Thomson school system.
Betty was an avid breast cancer research and St. Jude's supporter. She enjoyed gardening and camping. When she wasn't outside, enjoying the sunshine, she could be found sewing, crocheting or working on puzzles, oftentimes ending her day cooking and cozying up with a book.
Most of all she loved her family. Much of her time was spent with her grandchildren, supporting them at their sports events. She was affectionately referred to as "Saint Betty" by many who loved her.
Betty will be dearly missed by her husband, Stan; five sons, Stanley (Sandi) Krontz Jr. of Mackinaw, Ill., Michael (Linda) Krontz of Thomson, Alan (Cindy) Krontz of Edwardsville, Kevin (Melissa) Krontz of Fulton, and Phillip (Janette) Krontz of Polo; two daughters, Rebecca (Stephen) Atherton of Thomson and Laura Banks of North Aurora; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and long-time family member, Donna Kramer.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Susan Kaufman; brother, Harold Hudson; son, Thomas Krontz; and grandson, James Balk.