Betty Jane Salefski, 90 of Decatur died at 8:20 pm. Friday November 4, 2016 in
Fairhavens Christian Home with her daughter by her side.
Funeral service to celebrate Betty’s life will be 11:00 am. Friday, November 11, 2016
at St. John’s Lutheran Church (2727 N. Union Decatur, IL.) with Pastor Russell Weise
officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be
in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran
Church. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.
Betty was born in Decatur in October of 1926 the daughter of Oscar and Helen
Erickson. She retired from C.N. Gorman & Son and from Home Day Care. She married
William L. Salefski in April of 1951. Her greatest joy was running her Day Care, she
loved all the children as her own. A couple were still a big part of her life. Betty never
knew a stranger, and she enjoyed doing crafts.
Surviving is her daughter, Jane E. Rawlings of Sherman, IL., sisters, Joan (Henry)
Colbert of Decatur and Pat Barnes of Lockport, IL., brother, Ronald Erickson and
several nieces, nephews and cousins, special friends Devin and Chad Corley.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, William L.Salefski and son Jon W.
Salefski, sister, Bonnie Rambo Wichert and sister-in-law, Linda Erickson.
A thank you to Fairhavens Christian Home Staff for the care they gave Betty over the
last several years. A special thank you to Marsha Corley, Chris Williams and Ann
Power for being dear friends to Betty and providing support to her daughter Jane.
Please sign the family guestbook at www.TLCelebratingeverylife.com