Joyce Irene (Finney) Becker

July 19, 1926 – March 20, 2014

Joyce Irene (Finney) Becker, 87, of Palmyra, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2014. She was born on July 19, 1926, in North Prairie. Joyce graduated from Waukesha High School and received her teaching degree from Whitewater Teacher’s College. She married William Becker on June 24, 1950. Joyce was an elementary school teacher for the Palmyra-Eagle School District for over 30 years. She was an active member of the Palmyra United Methodist Church, the Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association and the Palmyra Women’s Club. She served on the Powers Memorial Public Library Board and was an avid supporter of the Palmyra-Eagle Community Band. Joyce was a lifelong Packers and Brewers fan and enjoyed reading, bowling, crossword puzzles and spending time with family and friends.

She was the loving mother of Wendy (Bill) Buege and Robert (Darlene) Becker; cherished grandmother of Eric (Kari) Buege, Jennifer (Aaron) Brzycki and Kevin Becker; and great-grandmother of Noah, Cole and Brooklyn. Joyce was loved and will be remembered by nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and many dear friends.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 2006; sister Ramona Kaufman; and her brother Grant Finney.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 26, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home, 320 W. Main St. Palmyra, and Thursday, March 27, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM with a service to follow at the Palmyra United Methodist Church, 122 N. 5th St, Palmyra. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Palmyra.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Palmyra United Methodist Church (address above); Palmyra-Eagle Community Band, P.O. Box 215 Palmyra, WI 53156; or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Palmyra is assisting the family, 495-2127. For the online guest registry, please go to