Joyce C. Beder, 72

Joyce C. Beder (nee Esselmann), 72, Slinger, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Kathy Hospice. She was born on July 2, 1938, in Sheboygan. She was raised in Port Washington and graduated from Port Washington High School class of 1956. She was employed at St. Alphonses Hospital as a nursing assistant. She married Edgar on July 13, 1974 and they moved to the Slinger area. She was later employed by Gehl Gersey Farms of Germantown as a factory worker. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church Christian Mothers, Women's Auxiliary VFW Post #3358, and Senior Friends of Hartford. She loved playing cards.

Joyce is survived by her brothers, James (Olive) of Newburg, Allen (Peg) of Port Washington, Dennis (Carol) of Grafton, and Jesse (Angela) of Saukville; 15 nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and great-nephews. She is further survived by other relatives and dear friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Edgar.

The Mass of Christian burial will take place on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 200 E. Washington St. in Slinger with the Rev. Richard Stoffel presiding. Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, from 4:30 p.m. until 6:15 p.m., also at the church.

Interment will take place at the old St. Peter's Cemetery.

The Phillip Funeral Home of Slinger is assisting the family, (262) 338-2050 or