Joseph Beckers

May 27, 1958
June 2, 2020

Joseph “Joe” L. Beckers, 62, Green Bay resident, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.  He was born on May 27, 1958 in Green Bay to the late Thomas and Joan (Broekman) Beckers.  Joe was a graduate of Green Bay Southwest High School.  After high school he served his country in the United States Air Force.  On August 6, 2001 he married Julia Strnad in Green Bay.  She preceded him in death on November 6, 2010.  Joe was employed at Larson Canning and Allen Canning for many years, working his way up to the position of Plant Manager.  He enjoyed working with the MJ McBride race team where he enjoyed making sure the car was in top racing condition and lending a hand in the pits.  Joe liked the outdoors which included hobbies such as hunting, fishing and gardening.  He loved making booyah and there better not be any bones in it!  Joe was thoughtful and generous is so many ways.  Whether it be helping to fix something, lend a listening ear or offering advice.  Joe was always there for anybody.

Grandpa Joe was stubborn and hard headed but he was one of the most caring people I’ve ever known.  He took time to teach his family meaningful life lessons, insurmountable knowledge, and impacted me as a father figure. Teaching me car maintenance, basic knowledge of tools, and electrical work.  He played a major role in how I transitioned from a boy into man.  He helped others when they had no other option or person to turn to.  He was there every time for me to be a listening ear.  He was a great man, great father, great husband, and a great grandfather- Kyle

Grandpa was willing to share the knowledge he accumulated, always willing to help, great role model, and had a sense of humor that often went over people’s heads-  Evan 

He is survived by his children, Lindsay Beckers, Sarah (Mike) VandenAvond and Chris (Dawn) Tielens; grandchildren, Kyle, Trevor (Alexis), Evan, Calysta and Delavyn; special friend, Michelle Baumgart; sister, Sandy (Raymond) Reuter; brothers, Dan (Linda) Beckers and George (Nancy) Beckers; special little ones, Kyliah, Jr. and Jay; special family friend, Liz; his furry friends, Roxie, Karma and Bubba; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and spouse, he was preceded in death by his brother, Tom Beckers.

Due to the current restrictions on social gatherings, a private memorial will be held.  Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be expressed at

Joe’s family would like to thank Dan and Johnny for all the help around the house they gave.  A special thank you to his neighbor, Jerry for being there whenever he was needed.  A heartfelt thank you to the staff, doctors and nurses of UW-Madison University Hospital for the exceptional care and compassion that was given.