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August 27, 2020

Lynda A. Cockroft

Lynda A. Cockroft, age 79, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020, at the Columbia Health Center in Wyocena, WI. She was born on September 14, 1940, in North Platte, Nebraska, the daughter of Wayne and Matilda (Jung) McFadden.

On August 8, 1959, she was united in marriage to Stanley Cockroft at St. Paul's First Lutheran Church in North Hollywood, CA. Lynda was foremost a mother and homemaker. She had cooked at the Milk Pail in Belleville, and she also worked at Four Winds Manor and Miller and Son's Supermarket in Verona, and Big Mama and Uncle Fat's. Lynda was a member of the Country Aires Homemakers of Belleville, Verona Fire Department Women's Auxiliary, and the Verona Senior Center. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and family, journeys to pick apples around Gays Mills, playing games, especially Bingo, at the nursing home, listening to music, and tending her flowers. Lynda and Stan were always very social; they would strike up a conversation with anyone they met along the way during their Sunday drives.

Lynda is survived by her children, Kenneth (Lisa) Cockroft and Gigi (David) Byrd; grandchildren, Christopher Byrd, Kaci (Joseph Krisher) Byrd, Cody Byrd, and Sean Cockroft. She is further survived by her in-laws, James (Donna) Cockroft, Larry Kosmeder; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stan; brother, James McFadden; and in-laws, LeRoy and Lenore Cockroft, Beverly and Stanley Fritz, Geraldine and Herman Duerst, and Marilyn Kosmeder.

A family graveside inurnment service will be held at 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at the Belleville Cemetery.

The Becker-Beal Funeral Home of Belleville is assisting the family.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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