Mary Jane ‘Becky’ Beno

Feb. 25, 1921 - March 18, 2008

Mary Jane "Becky" Beno, 87, of Portage, formerly of Pewaukee, died Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at her daughter’s home. Becky was born Feb. 25, 1921, in Pewaukee, the daughter of Walter and Louise (Becker) Tabaka.

She was married May 23, 1942, in Pewaukee, to Stanley A. Beno. He preceded her in death in 1990. Becky was known as "The Plant Lady" to all her friends at the Phoenix. She also loved playing cards. Becky was a very loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her children, Judith (Chuck) Kienast of Portage, Michael (Teri) Beno of Florida and William (Sharon Thomas) Beno of Brookfield; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Samuel Becker of Richmond, Wash.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Stanley; a daughter, Kathleen Mayer; a son-in-law, Larry Mayer; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Becker.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial Mass on Saturday, March 29, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Portage, with the Rev. Jim Murphy presiding. Inurnment will be private in Pewaukee Cemetery.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage, (608) 742-2126, is assisting the family.