Rebecca Lyn (Miller Stavn) Popanz, Edgerton, WI (1952 - 2013)
September 23, 1952 - March 1, 2013
Rebecca Lyn (Miller, Staven) Popanz, 60, of Edgerton, WI, passed away peacefully at home on March 1, 2013, after a long battle with breast cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends, including her precious two month old grandson. Becky was born on Sept. 23, 1952, in Edgerton, to the late Walter and Elaine Miller. She was one of nine children. Becky was married to Todd Popanz, on July 11, 2004. Together they enjoyed going to garage sales, leisurely drives, cards with friends, and family gatherings in the backyard. Becky was an employee of IKI for 10 years. She was active in The Janesville Wesleyan Church, Rock County homemakers, Parents without Partners, and last year was captain for the “Wesleyan Walkers” with Relay for Life.
Becky is survived by her husband, Todd; her two children, Ryan Staven and Hillary Townsend. Ryan and his wife, Rachel, and their son, Donald, reside in Janesville. Hillary and her husband, Gene, reside in Mesa, AZ. She is also survived by seven siblings: Edwin Miller of Janesville, WI, Doug Miller(Lyn) of Atlanta, GA, Marilyn Banaszak of Milladore, WI, Angie Miller of Sibley, MO, LaVonn Reed (Tim) of Evansville, WI, MaryAnn Shupe (Paul) of Lexington, MA, and Nancy Miller/Christensen(Craig) of Minneapolis, MN; sisters-in-law, Ann Miller and Carol Miller of Edgerton; mother-in-law, Eunice Staven of Rochester Hills, MI; Aunt Beverly(Gil) of Lamoni, IA, and Aunt Wilma of Dana Point, CA; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews, cousins and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Elaine Miller; late husband, Randy Staven; father- in-law, Donald Staven; and her youngest brother, Richard Miller.
Services will be held on Saturday, March 9th 2013, at The JANESVILLE WESLEYAN CHURCH, 967 Benton Ave., Janesville, WI. There will be a visitation from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the CHURCH with a Celebration of Life at 1 p.m. followed by a light lunch. HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, Becky’s wishes were to have donations made to The American Cancer Society-Relay for Life or Agrace Hospice Care Inc.