Joyce Bechel, 66Joyce Marie Bechel, age 66, of Hudson, Wis., died on Sunday, March 11, at Regions Hospital, surrounded by family.
Joyce Marie Bechel, age 66, of Hudson, Wis., died on Sunday, March 11, at Regions Hospital, surrounded by family.
Joyce was born on June 15, 1945, to Frank and Agnes (Radle) Roessler in Durand, Wis., 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, N.Y., Laura (Richard) Van Allen of Hudson, and Diana Bechel of Hudson; grandchildren, Derek Bechel, Kayla, Julia, and Jenna Van Allen; siblings, Frank (Nora) Roessler of Spooner, Wis., Anita (Len) Grygiel of Barron, Wis., Joan (Thomas) Socha of Halstad, Minn., Jan (Jon) Schneewind of Hudson, Bob Roessler, John (Gayle) Roessler of River Falls, Wis., Karen Roessler of Hudson, and Donna (Patrick) Hayes of Hammond, Wis.; along with many nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, with a visitation 1 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 at 10 a.m. March 15 at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery.
Services have been entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home, Hudson Chapel, 715-386-3725, www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com.
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