Janet M. (Karrels) Becker

Janet Marie Becker, 81, of Port Washington, died peacefully on Sept. 16, 2022, surrounded by her family.

She was born on Oct. 13, 1940, in Port Washington to John and Barbara (Prom) Karrels. Janet, the youngest of seven children, grew up on her family’s farm on Highway LL in Port Washington.

After graduating from Port Washington High School, Janet married Peter F. Becker of Port Washington on May 13, 1961, and they lived on his family farm on Highway LL in Port Washington, where she raised five children.

Janet enjoyed bowling, feeding the neighbor kids, planting flowers, the Green Bay Packers and going on occasional gambling trips.

After high school, she worked at Power Products in Grafton. She then stayed home to raise her family  and returned to work at Mary Jane’s candy store in Cedarburg and Pick ’n Save in Saukville.

She is survived by her brother Franklin (Annebelle) Karrels of Port Washington and her five children, Peter (Stacy) Becker of Port Washington, Gerald Becker of Port Washington, Karen (Bob) Snook of Fort Worth, Texas, Lu Ann (Tim) Burmesch of Belgium and Tom (Jenny) Becker of Fredonia. She is further survived by 11 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was proceeded in death by her parents John and Barbara, siblings Wilfred Karrels, Oliver Karrels, LeRoy Karrels, Adeline Bolz and Lorraine Weyker.

Please join Janet’s family in a celebration of life on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, between noon and 4 p.m. at Seven Hills Pub and Grille, 350 E. Seven Hills Rd., Port Washington, Wis.

A private ceremony with family will be held at a later date.

Eernisse Funeral Home of Belgium is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.



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