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In Memory of Joyce Bechel


March 13 from 5-8 p.m. at the O'Connell Funeral Home of Hudson, WI and one hour prior to the service at church

Funeral Services

March 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church of Hudson, WI

Joyce Marie Bechel, age 66, of Hudson, WI, died on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Regions Hospital, surrounded by family.

Joyce was born on June 15, 1945 to Frank and Agnes (Radle) Roessler in Durand, WI and graduated from Hudson High School in 1963. She married James Bechel on May 29, 1965 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hudson. She worked as a Customer Service Specialist at Rothchild Financial, and later retired in 2011 from Fortis/Hartford Financial.

Joyce had a real passion for gardening, both maintaining her vegetable and flower gardens. She and James also enjoyed camping with friends and family, as well as playing Sudoku, sewing, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. Above all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 47 years, James; children William (Arianne) Bechel of Long Island, NY, Laura (Richard) Van Allen of Hudson, WI, and Diana Bechel of Hudson, WI; grandchildren, Derek Bechel, Kayla, Julia, and Jenna Van Allen; siblings, Frank (Nora) Roessler of Spooner, WI, Anita (Len) Grygiel of Barron, WI, Joan (Thomas) Socha of Halstad, MN, Jan (Jon) Schneewind of Hudson, WI, Bob Roessler, John (Gayle) Roessler of River Falls, WI, Karen Roessler of Hudson, WI, and Donna (Patrick) Hayes of Hammond, WI; along with many nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends. She is preceded in death by her parents.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, with a visitation one hour prior to the service at church. A visitation will also be held the night before, Tuesday, March 13, from 5-8 p.m. at the O’Connell Funeral Home of Hudson, 520 11th St. S, Hudson, with a prayer service that night at 7:30 p.m. Interment on March 15 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery.

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