Rebekah Becky Smith

Becky Smith

Becky Smith

Rebekah “Becky” Smith, age 51, of Mauston, Wisconsin passed away Monday, February 10, 2020 in her home in Mauston, Wisconsin following a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at the Bible Baptist Church in Mauston, Wisconsin. Pastor John Barker will officiate.  There will be a Nightingale Tribute for Nurses.  Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday and again on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at Bible Baptist Church.

Interment will be at the Mt. Repose Cemetery, Friendship, Wisconsin at a later date.

Becky was born October 06, 1968 in Friendship, Wisconsin to Charles A. and Karen K. (Kappel) Church.  She graduated from Adams-Friendship High School in 1986, attended Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1987, and graduated from Viterbo University in La Crosse in 1991 with her Bachelor’s degree in nursing. Becky worked as a nurse for 29 years: 3 years at Salem Hospital in Hillsboro, Kansas; 3 years at OBICI Hospital in Suffolk, Virginia; 23 years at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, WI; and 2 years, part-time at Mile Bluff Hospital, Mauston, WI.

Becky married Stacy A. Smith on December 16, 1988 in Richland Center, Wisconsin. This marriage was blessed three children; Zachary Taylor, Kirkpatrick James, and Rachel Brittany.

Becky loved to travel, both in the United States and abroad; the trip of her lifetime was three months before her diagnosis to Paris, Venice, Florence, Siena, and Rome.

Becky was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, a member of the Worship Team, Sunday School Teacher, and participated in a short-term missionary trip to Poland with International Messengers.

Becky was supportive of her community and often supported friends and family as a patient advocate.

Becky also was kind and giving. She frequently sent care packages to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and also to the kids college friends as a way to feel home.

Memorials may be directed in Becky’s memory to Compassion International (https://www.compassion.com/ways-to-donate.htm);

Becky was preceded in death by her grandparents: Austin and Maude Church, Walter and Barbara Kappel.

Survivors:
Husband: Stacy Smith of Mauston, WI
Children: Zachary Taylor Smith, Kirkpatrick James Smith, and Rachel Brittany Smith all of Wisconsin Dells, WI
Sister: Hope (Dan) Eggersdorf of Friendship, WI
Brother: Richard (Brooke) Church of Friendship, WI
Brother: Peter (Patti Karstedt) Church of Grand Marsh, WI
Parents: Charles and Karen Church of Grand Marsh, WI
“Adopted” Son: Dustin (Maria) Dezotell of California
Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit www.roseberrys.com for online condolences and further information.

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Condolences

  1. Gloria Giesen says:

    Stacy, Rob told us of Becky’s passing that is why it has taken us to long to be in touch with you. Bob and I send you and your family our deepest sympathies. Bob and Gloria Giesen

  2. Leigh Ann Sytsma says:

    So sorry for your loss. Becky was an amazing person and I was very blessed to know her! Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers! Love & Hugs, Leigh Ann

  3. Bill and Sandy Euclide says:

    Charles, Karen and family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We are so sorry to hear of Becky’s passing

  4. Richard Stevens says:

    Sad to hear Becky lost her battle. My condolences go out to Becky’s family.

  5. Laura says:

    I loved working with Becky. She was a bright light. I am so sorry for your loss. She will always be your shining 💫 star.

  6. Mary and Jim Busch says:

    I too had the the pleasure to work with Becky for so many years at Mayo. She was an angel of mercy and such a role model for all of us. We really miss her and her great smile and caring hands. Our prayers for her family until we are with her again.

  7. Cindy Ellefson says:

    Stacy, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful wife. Your love for her was very obvious. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my prayers. May God bless you and comfort you.

  8. Lynette Berg says:

    My prayers go out to Becky’s family. I knew Becky all her time at Mayo. She was always chipper and heart warming. She was a great nurse and would always come up and check on us in the OR and PACU. Willing to help us out always. She is truly missed but know she is home and will meet up with her again one day

  9. Kathleen Theisen says:

    My deepest condolences to Becky’s entire family. Becky was a radiant, amazing person – always positive and upbeat. Requiem aeternam.

  10. JoAnne Damaschke says:

    I too had the privilege of working with Becky at Mayo. She blessed so many people with her wonderful smile, compassionate heart and the way she made you feel better after you spent time with her.

  11. Mickey Budde- Jangula says:

    I also worked with Becky at Mayo and what a wonderful, kind, and loving woman and nurse she was! I remember her always smiling and having kind words for all she met. She has been and will be missed by all who ever had the good fortune to cross her path! Rest in Peace my dear friend. May God Hold You In The Palm Of His Hand!!

  12. Kim McMahon says:

    I had the privilege and honor of working with Becky at Mayo. She always had a bright smile. She loved nursing and caring for others. I will truly miss her. She can now rest in peace with the Lord. God bless!

  13. Jen Poelma says:

    My deepest condolences to Becky’s family and friends. I had the honor of working with Becky all my years at Mayo. It’s hard to imagine I will never again meet up with her in the hospital halls or see her on her NOC rounds. Her excellent nursing practice and cheerfulness positively influenced so many of her peers, myself included, and she was very influential in my going back to school a few years ago. She will be greatly missed at MCHS. What a difference she made!

  14. The Gribble Family says:

    We were grieved to hear about Becky’s passing. You all have been and will continue to be in our prayers. We are so thankful that she knew her Savior and rejoice that she is in glory. We are thankful that her life was a testimony of who her God is. Thinking about you guys as you endure this grief.

  15. Teresa Stanek, Biermeier Insurance Agency says:

    I am heartbroken to hear this news. I’ve been praying for Becky. She was a client but was also someone I enjoyed visiting with so much. She had such a kind heart! I know her faith was strong and that she is now at peace and with Jesus but she will be very much missed here until we meet again in heaven. Will continue to pray for your family ♡

  16. Paul Stephen Hannay says:

    Sorry for your loss, thank you Judge for your service love and Prayers , best wishes with the trial of Adam Edward Maranto

  17. Chuck and Barb Dehmlow says:

    Sending our deepest condolences during this difficult time. May God comfort you and keep you in his tender care.

  18. Sherri Engh says:

    My thought and prayers go out to Becky’s family. I had the pleasure of working with her at Mayo. She always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She will be greatly missed.

  19. Cindy Hayman says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  20. Shirley and Romie Theisen and family says:

    So happy we visited with her/all of you when Kathleen was home. Blessings and sincere condolences.

  21. Barb Reardon says:

    I had the honor of working with Becky at Mayo. She was an excellent resource and always willing to give a hand. She will truly be missed by many.

  22. Donna Lord Fisher says:

    Donna Lord Fisher,
    So sorry to hear about your daughter. You have my deepest sympathies.
    Donna Lord Fisher

  23. Donna Lord Fisher says:

    Karen and family,
    So very sorry to hear about your daughter. My deepest sympathies.
    Donna Lord Fisher

  24. Mary Kubarski says:

    My deepest sympathies! Becky was an awesome nurse!

  25. Kay Zibrowski says:

    I also had the honor and privilege of working with “Beck-a-rena” at FranciscanSkemp/Mayo in Critical Care. She was an awesome nurse and even better person. Loved her hearty laugh and big smile.
    My heart aches with her family and friends…she will be missed.
    My soul rejoices with Becky…she is “Home” and we will be united with her in eternity!
    God bless.

  26. Megan Eddy says:

    I had the honor of working with Becky at Mayo. I will always remember her for her kindness, compassion, professionalism, and raw nursing talent. Such an amazing person with an amazing smile. She will do great things by His side, just as she did on earth.

  27. Bob and Janis Cada says:

    May God, friends, and family comfort you during this most difficult time for your families. We are sorry for your loss.

  28. Dawn (Easterly) Woychik says:

    So very sorry to hear of Becky’s passing. I remember her beautiful smile and always being so full of happiness and love for all. My deepest sympathies to her family and close friends. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Dawn

  29. Sam & Marilyn Baggs says:

    A “Beautiful Soul” has spread her wings. Peace is with Becky after her struggle with health issues that took her life. Blessings to all of her families. There will always be a smile & warm heart when her name is mentioned.

  30. Bret Staehling & Family says:

    To the Church and Smith families, may we offer our deepest condolences. I am thankful to have spent a little time with Becky not long ago and her courageous spirit was so infectious. She has always been such a positive bright light and we will certainly miss her.

  31. Sandy Rogers says:

    Charles, Karen and family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Keep all the wonderful memories close to your heart.

  32. Heidi Reid says:

    Time helps to ease the sorrow
    That parting always brings
    But leaves untouched the memories
    Of happy treasured things
    So through the days that follow
    May memories held dear
    Continue blooming in your heart
    To keep your Loved One near
    … “and lo I am with you always, even until the end of the world”. Matthew 28:20
    I worked with Becky at Mayo and I will never forget her smiling eyes her and compassionate heart.
    I am a better person for knowing her.

  33. Erin Paggi says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Becky for many years at Mayo Lacrosse. She always had a beautiful smile and cheerful greeting. Her faith through this endeavor was amazing. She is a beautiful inspiration and will be missed by so many.

  34. Deb Lisick says:

    I had the privilege to know her from working at Mayo. She was the greatest supervisor! So fair and so intelligent! God bless the family.

  35. Scott and Peggy Willis says:

    Scott and I were so sad to hear of Becky’s passing! We had been praying for her for a while now. She is safely in our Lord’s arms, which is better for her…just harder for those of us who cared about her! We will keep all of you in our prayers.

  36. Sue Kratt says:

    I was given the opportunity to work with Becky at Mayo Clinic Healthcare. She was one of the most inspirational persons I have met. Her beautiful smile and upbeat personality came so natural, from her heart. She was one strong, amazing women. May the wonderful memories she made with all, help keep your chin up during such a difficult time. Prayers go out to her family and friends. Til we meet again!

  37. Denise Andrews says:

    From our family please know our prayers are with you Karen and all your family at this sad time. The Wood family

  38. Diane Holmay says:

    There are no words but to say how deeply sorry I feel for the loss of lovely Becky. I was blessed to work with her for many years and she was such an amazing nurse and an inspiration to many. She will be deeply missed by so many. Her faith through this all was so amazing and she is now home in her final resting place. Prayers for strength and comfort to the family and all who was blessed to be called a friend of Becky.

  39. Chuck and Julie Schnolis says:

    We’re so sorry for your loss. Becky was such a sweet person.

  40. Ron & Lisa Allen says:

    Deepest sympathies to your families. May your beautiful memories help you through this most difficult time.

    All our love & prayers – Ron, Lisa & Danielle Allen

  41. Donald Rathke says:

    Deepest Sympathy to the family. Don and Karen Rathke Hartwig

  42. Judge Andrew Sharp and family says:

    My sincere condolences to you and the families.

  43. Laura says:

    My condolences to your family. May you find peace in your memories.

  44. Mona Lauer (Lueck) says:

    So sorry for your loss
    Becky was a wonderful person -my memories of her are from high school
    Rest In Peace

  45. Lou Ann Hippe says:

    So sorry to here of Becky’s passing, way to young.May you hold her positive and cheerful memories close. Her smile was contagious to all around. Prayers to all.

  46. Denise Schmidt says:

    My sympathies, thoughts and prayers to everyone!

  47. Judge Ramona A. Gonzale and John P. Stuber says:

    Dear Judge Stacy Smith and Family,

    Our deepest condolences on your great loss. Words fail at a time like this so sending prayers.

  48. Bev Ward says:

    Becky’sI family – I am so sorry for your loss. My Prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  49. Gloria Doyle says:

    Stacy–Thinking of you and your kids at this difficult time! I continue to be in awe of you doing this difficult job while caring for Becky and yourself. Your strength is amazing.

  50. Gary G Rose says:

    Words simply cannot express how Sorry I am for your loss. Over the past couple of years I was fortunate enough to get to know Becky and Stacy and found them to be Wonderful People who truly deserved only the Best! Becky was Lovely both inside and out, and I consider myself extremely Fortunate to have the opportunity to know her. My Family’s Thoughts and Prayers are with the Smith Family during this difficult time!

  51. Sandra Pheiffer says:

    So very sorry for your deep loss. Take care of each other. Wishing you God’s peace 💕

  52. Shirley Huber says:

    God has acquired a new angel in heaven, as she has been an angel to so many here on earth. I am so sorry for her passing, but know she is now @ peace. Blessings to all of her family.

  53. Virginia Braxler says:

    Becky’s shining light will remain in the hearts of all who knew her.
    My heartfelt condolences to her beloved family.

  54. Peggy & Buck Sleeman says:

    Our deepest condolences to all of Becky’s family during this difficult time.

  55. Dianna Krist says:

    Her work on earth was finished and then heaven gained an angel. “This isn’t goodbye, it’s I’ll see you later.”

    Much love to the Smith and Church families,

    Dianna, Russ, Raven, Shalyn and Liam Krist

  56. Debbie Goodyear says:

    May GOD comfort you in this time of loss. Praise GOD she is now healed and spending eternity with her LORD and SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST.

  57. Andrew "Drew" Swenson says:

    My heart is broken. She is such a special person who did so much for so many people. I will miss her and I will truly think of her always.. and I know she was called to a greater purpose by God. With who Becky is and how much of a bright light that she cast from her very being, there is no doubt of this. Still, her passing is such a dear loss for us here on earth. ~Drew

  58. Eva Marie Woywod says:

    I am so extremely sorry for your loss. Becky was a very kind and loving woman. The love and respect between her and Stacy was noted by all who knew them. May your grief give way to warm comforting memories.

  59. Delores (Dorie) Quist says:

    The Honorable Judge Smith and family, I am praying for healing for all of you. Know that Becky is in a much better place. My sincere sympathy for your incredible loss.

  60. Heidi Antonneau says:

    Prayers to your family Becky, and fondest memories of working with you at Mayo.

  61. Rochelle Anderson (Johnson) says:

    Prayers to all of you, Becky was an amazing woman, I enjoyed her smile and laughter, she was always giving to others, I was truly blessed to work alongside such an amazing nurse!

  62. Susan Moran says:

    Our sincere condolences during this difficult time.

  63. Dale and Maxine Bates says:

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Becky was a very special person that we both feel blessed to have known.

    Dale and Maxine Bates

  64. Dan and Kathy Murphy says:

    To the families and friends of Becky Church Smith, we are so sorry for the loss, may you be comforted by your wonderful memories of Becky. Thoughts and prayers to all during this difficult time.

  65. Mel Holt says:

    My sincere condolences. Becky had a wonderful heart, a beautiful smile & exuded warmth with just her presence. A lovely soul.

  66. Jodi Helgeson and Jim Grabarski says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Becky’s passing. She was such a positive person, even during the most difficult times of her illness. Our prayers are with you all as her life is celebrated.

  67. Jane Imboden says:

    So sorry to hear of Becky’s passing. Such a special young woman and will be missed by many. My thoughts are with her family.

  68. Jane & Tom Bader says:

    Our deepest sympathy to all of Becky’s family! Sending love and prayers!

  69. Judy Bieri says:

    So sorry to hear such sad news about a remarkable woman, prayers to all of you.

  70. Deborah Antoniak says:

    My sympathy to your family

  71. Sue Lynch says:

    My sincere sympathy and prayers to all of you. Stacy…… Becky was a very special lady. God rest her soul ❤️

  72. Lisa Arthur says:

    Dear Smith family we are so sorry to hear of your loss and send our love and prayers.

  73. Lisa Cotey says:

    May the god of peace be with you today and always. When one is absent from the body they are present with the Lord. She is more alive now than she ever has been. Empty yourself of the sorrow in time then rejoice!

  74. Leslie Woosley Harrison says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My family attended Friendship Congregational when Becky was born. My condolences to Karen and Charles and all the family.

    Leslie Woosley Harrison

  75. Peg Lecy says:

    My deepest sympathy on your loss. May God family and friends comfort you during this difficult time.

  76. Kurt and Tammy julseth says:

    Our deepest condolences to you and your families!

  77. Karen Christensen says:

    To the Church and Smith families, I am so sad to hear of Becky’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  78. Sonja McLaughlin says:

    My deepest sympathy to all of you, so sorry to hear such sad news!! You are in my prayers!!!

  79. Gary &. Carlette Rhea Hanke Machan says:

    Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time. May your treasured memories be of comfort.

  80. Sharon Boersma says:

    For Beckys Family. My deepest sympathy for all of you and my prayers for you as you grieve for your loss.

  81. Jim and MaryAnn Pease says:

    Karen and family. We were saddened to read of Becky passing. We are sending our prayers from Sacramento California.

  82. Shawna Gruber says:

    So sorry for your loss..sending prayers

  83. Rhodes says:

    Smith Family. We are sad for your loss. Becky was a lovely lady. We loved knowing Becky at BBC.
    We are sorry that we probably can not make it to the service. My brother in NE just died. I am just doing his funeral & then we are iheading to my father’s 95th BD downstate.

    Sending our love.
    Marv & Sherry Rhodes

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