Date of Death:  February 12, 2023

Service Details

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Three Rivers/Centreville, 320 N. Main St., Three Rivers.

Obituary Notice

We lost our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Rebecca (Becky) Corinne Wise, 76, Sunday, February 12th, 2023. She was surrounded by her family in her home on Fisher Lake, where she spent most of her life.

She was born September 26, 1946, in Three Rivers, the daughter of Charles H. Fosdick Jr. and Jessie L. (Ryder) Fosdick. She graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1964, where she was an energetic cheerleader and homecoming queen. Upon graduation, she attended Ferris State University in the School of Cosmetology.

In 1968, she married James Earl Wise, her “one and only” since they met when they were just twelve years old on Fisher Lake. They water skied in many water festivals, performing pyramids at Memory Isle during the Three Rivers Water Carnival. Becky was also told that she was the first girl on Fisher Lake to drive a pontoon boat. Even after they hung up their skis and started their family, Jim and Becky continued to spend countless hours on the lake, swimming, cruising and enjoying the sunset.

Becky stayed home with her children when they were young and utilized her cosmetology skills to keep all of her friends and family looking stylish. Becky loved spending time with her children and adored everything her grandchildren participated in. You could always find her in the bleachers cheering them on, and informing the refs if they missed a call. She was an avid Michigan State fan and a fabulous cook. We’re still trying to recreate her perfect American Beauty red cake and Libby’s favorite mashed potatoes.

Becky attended First Presbyterian Church of Three Rivers/Centreville of which she was a founding member. Her grandchildren fondly remember fighting over who got to sit next to her in church, compromising with one on each side (to separate them). She will be remembered for her infectious laugh, warm, welcoming smile and generous hospitality. Her ability to connect with you and make you feel special was evident in all she did, especially when she was entertaining guests at Fisher Lake or greeting early risers at the HealthTRAC.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years, Jim Wise; daughter Kelly (Steve) Judsen; son James “Chip” (Kathy) Wise; grandchildren Libby and Aidan Judsen and Nathan and Katelyn Wise; brother Bill (Maureen) Fosdick; sister-in-law Susan Fosdick, many nieces and nephews and friends she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Charles (Bub) Fosdick III.

The family would like to thank the many friends who have given their time during the last few months of Becky’s life as well as Three Rivers Health and Hospice Care.

Additional Information

Donations in Becky’s honor may be directed to Three Rivers Health and Hospice Care or First Presbyterian Church of Three Rivers/Centreville. Envelopes are available at and may be sent to Hohner Funeral Home.

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  1. Becky was a beautiful soul and her smile lit up the room. We enjoyed seeing her and Jim when they visited Arizona. She holds a fond place in our hearts. May the family be comforted by the many wonderful memories shared.

  2. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Becky. Years ago she used to come to my house and cut my hair & my daughters hair. She was always so sweet and kind. I am praying for peace and comfort for the family. May you always keep your family memories close to your heart. I know she will be truly missed.

  3. What a wonderful wife, mom and friend.
    We will miss her terribly as part of our lives and friends.
    What a precious life and always more concerned about us than herself, Jim, Kelley, Skip feel our support in your loss!

  4. Jim, Kelly, Chip, Bill and the entire Wise / Fosdick family. I’m sending all my love. Beck was a huge part of my life — one of the best big cousins ever. From her babysitting for me to me babysitting for her kids. So many amazing family memories at the Lake — her smile and laugh lit up a room. I know all of our Angels – especially Bub and Karen – welcomed her home with huge hugs. She is now one of our brightest stars and watching over all of us. I was so blessed to have her in my life. Love to all

  5. Dear Jim, Kelly, Chip, and the rest of your family,
    Becky was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, cousin, and friend! She was the glue that kept the “Fosdick Clan” together! We had many, many fun times with family and at the lake! Those memories will always be cherished! Love, Cindy, Wayne, Andrew, and Brian

  6. Jim and family, I am so sorry to learn of Becky’s passing. She was such a joy and loved her family so much. I have fond memories of good times at the lake and pool. She loved planning celebrations for any and every event. In the words of Dr. Seuss, “Death ends a life; But not a relationship.” Waneta Truckey

  7. Becky was such an amazing person. She literally lit up a room with her smile and caring demeanor. All of us who were lucky enough to know her were truly blessed. My heart aches for her family. You were the light of her life. She would glow when she talked about each one of you. Sending love and prayers to you all. May your wonderful memories give you some solace during this incredibly difficult time. XXX

  8. Oh what a beautiful woman, with such a kind and beautiful soul…Becky lit up the room, and personally made my day, every day I was blessed to work with her at HealthTRAC; everyone LOVED Becky and her sweet greetings daily! She was such an amazing and proud Wife, Mom and Grandma, and what a beautiful friend to so many. I’m so sorry for her loss, continuing prayers of peace and comfort to her family.

  9. My deepest sympathy goes out to Jim and his family. We had so many good memories together most of which were in Mendon. She was truly a great friend of mine so full of laughter and fun. I am really sad to hear about her passing. I will never forget all the fun we had together especially with you Jim and Skeeter.

  10. My deepest condolences to Jim, Kelly, Chip, and families. I remember all the fun times we had on Fisher Lake. Becky had the biggest, brightest, smile that was infectious. She will truly be missed but not forgotten. Love to all!!!!!

  11. Sincere condolences to your family. So sad to hear of your loss. We remember Becky and your family as great friends & neighbors on Fisher Lake. May God be with you in the difficult days ahead.

  12. Most sincere condolences to Becky’s family. I have many fond memories from working with Becky at Women’s Services. She will be remembered as the spunky, stylish one; beautiful inside and out.

  13. Kelly & Chip – I’m just now hearing this news. I remember your mom being actively involved in all of our school/community/athletic events – she was a huge part of “our village” growing up. I’ll be thinking of both of you, and your dad.

  14. Rest in peace Becky. Becky was a sweetheart and a very nice person. I was a good friend of her brother Charles (Bub) Fosdick. She will be missed by anyone who knew her. Jim and family please accept my sincere condolences.

  15. My deepest sympathy to Jim as well as their children and grand children. I hope your memories and knowing others care give you comfort.

    Summers at Fisher Lake in the 1960s were so much fun! Becky made them more so!

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