Joanne R. Cate

Joanne R. Cate

Joanne R. Cate, age 80 passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at her home. She was born on May 26, 1937 in Madison, WI the daughter of Byron Ace and Regina Egan. Joanne graduated from Oregon High School in 1955, and on August 13, 1955 she was united in marriage to Paul Cate at the Grace United Methodist Church in Belleville. Joanne worked as a bookkeeper for the family business and also cleaned homes. She was very involved in her church Grace United Methodist playing piano and organ for services, singing in the choir, and teaching Sunday school. Joanne also loved to ride her bicycle. Most of all she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Joanne is survived by her husband Paul Cate, mother Regina Ace-Koselke, sons Paul (Joan) Cate, Jr., Eugene (Lori) Cate, and Brian Cate, grandchildren Tyler (Kristen) Maggie, Andrea (Kevin), Nicole (Trevor), Dannielle (Allen), Steven (Rachel), and Josh, great-grandchildren Peyton, Logan, Paige, Emily, Braxton, Bailey, and Loviala. She is further survived by her siblings Darlene (Chuck) Orvold, Darrell (Arlene) Ace, and Jennifer (Ann Cunningham) Cox.

She was preceded in death by her father Byron Ace and stepfather Gene Koselke.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Grace United Methodist Church, 246 W. Pearl St., Belleville, WI with Pastor George Kaminski officiating.

A gathering of relatives and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home, 109 Greenway Cross, Belleville, WI.

A memorial fund has been established.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at