Betty Adrians Sprangers

June 2, 1933
February 24, 2023

Lambertha M. “Betty” (Peters) Adrians Johnson Sprangers, 89, died peacefully with family by her side on Friday, February 24, 2023, following a lengthy illness. She was born on June 2, 1933, in Milbank, South Dakota to Peter and Lambertha (Spanjers) Peters.  The family moved to Green Bay when Betty was 16.  In 1951, she graduated from St. Joseph Academy. After graduation, Betty began her career working for Wisconsin Public Service.

In 1956, Betty married Don Adrians and together they focused on raising their four children in Green Bay.  As Packer season ticket holders, they enjoyed many games together.  Don passed away in 1980.

Betty married Walt Johnson in 1985.  In 1989 she retired as Office Manager from The An-Ser to spend more time with her retired husband.  They enjoyed traveling and visited all 50 states.  Both avid golfers, the two wintered in Florida to enjoy the game year-round.  Walt passed away in 1998.

In 2000, Betty married Florian Sprangers in Green Bay and together they moved and made their home in Bartow, Florida.  Together they enjoyed golf, cruise ship travel, church choir, and happy hour with their many Floridian friends.  Florian passed away in 2011.  After living in Florida for 20 years, Betty returned to Green Bay in 2020 to be closer to her family.

During her life, Betty enjoyed singing in numerous church choirs, various forms of needlework, reading, and of course golf.  She cherished her independence, always had a positive attitude and a smile, and was resilient in the face of adversity.

Betty is survived by her children, Cathy Schneider (Phil), Tom Adrians  (Kathy) and Mary Van Spankeren (Dave); her grandchildren, Nick (Jocelyn) Koehler, Christina (Jon) Reischel, Tyler (special friend, Laken Schwartz) Koehler, Jessica (Regan) Budek, Jackie (fiancé Darrick Bowers) Adrians,  Emily (Chad) Schaeffer, and Ryan (partner, Drew Landry) Van Spankeren; great-grandchildren, Jax Koehler, Nora Koehler, Charlotte Reischel, Tyson Koehler; Patrick Budek, Elizabeth Budek, and Julia Budek; along with many extended family members and friends.

In addition to her beloved spouses, Betty was preceded in death by a son, Dan Adrians; a son-in-law, Ron Koehler; her parents, and brothers, Ted, Leon, Pete and Arnold Peters.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 3rd from 9:30 to 10:50 a.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church, 333 Hilltop Drive in Allouez.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the church with Rev. Tom Reynebeau officiating.  Entombment will be with her first husband in Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.  To send online condolences visit

The Adrians family extends a special thank you to everyone at Emerald Bay Memory Care where Betty had made her home and Unity Hospice for their compassionate care.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy please direct memorials to Unity Hospice.

March 3, 2023
9:30 to 10:50 a.m.
Resurrection Parish [map]
Funeral Mass
March 3, 2023
11:00 a.m.
Resurrection Parish [map]

Jeane Smits is serving the family.