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Mrs. Anna F. Becker
Anna Frese Becker

Mrs. Anna F. Becker, 87, Norway, died at Mercy Hospital Friday after a long illness.

Born Jan. 28, 1892, near Watkins, she was married to John C. Becker Jan. 25, 1916. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Norway and the Women's Catholic Order of Foresters.

Surviving are three sons, George, Louis and Wilbert, all of Watkins; five daughters, Mrs. Glenn Boddicker, Mrs. Ralph Houser and Sister Mary Ann Becker, all of Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Clarence Schulte of Norway, and Sister Maryls Becker of Niles, Ill.; 28 grandchildren and 30 great- grandchildren.

Services: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Michael's Catholic Chuch, Norway, by the Rev. Robert Saunders. Burial: St. Michael's Cemetery, Norway. A rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m. today by the Catholic Order of Foresters. A prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. at Teahen Funderal Home, where friends may call today from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Submitted on Feb 7, 2004 by
Nancy Montague,

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Benton Star Press;
Services Held June 9 for Arlo Becker, Sr.
Arlo J. Becker, Sr.

Arlo J. Becker, Sr., Watkin, 74, retired farmer, died Thursday, June 7, 1979. Funeral services were held Saturday June 9, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic church in Watkins with Rev. Everett Frese and Rev. Robert Saunders officiating

He was born October 6, 1904 at Watkins, a son of John and Anna Becker and was married to Marie Boddicker on Augst 25, 1926

Surviving in addition to his wife, are six sons, Harold and Ralph, Watkins; Wilford and Arlo, Jr., Atkins; Robert, Norway; Ted, Center Point; and a daughter, Mary Lou, Watkins. Also one sister, Mrs. Evie Boddicker, Newhall; 20 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandchild, one great grandchild, three brothers and one sister

Altar boys were Steve Schmidt, Jeff Driscoll and Steve Schulte

Pallbearers were his grandsons, Andy Becker, Dennis Becker, Jim Becker, John Becker, Mike Becker and Ronnie Becker

He was a former member of the Benton county fair board, the Newhall school board, and a third degree member of the Catholic Order of Foresters

Fellmet Funeral home, Keystone, was in charge, with the Rosary recited on Friday afternoon and Friday evening.
Submitted on January 5, 2002 by
Nancy Montague,

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NORWAY: Grace Becker, 76, widow of John J. Becker, died Saturday morning, April 8, in St. Joseph's Mercy hospital in Centerville, IA

The daughter of Joseph and Mary McCoy Davis, she was born Sept. 21, 1901 at Fairfax. She was married to John J. Becker, April 10, 1921 at Fairfax. He died June 12, 1974. Mrs. Becker lived in Norway community for many years before moving to Moravia a year ago

Surviving are seven daughters: Mrs. Raphael (Elizabeth) Pisarik, Mt. Vernon; Mrs. James (Pauline) Krsek, Evansdale; Mrs. Harvey (Mable) Maas, Williamsburg; Mrs. Donald (Lucille) Mangrich, Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Gerald (Leona) Sullivan, Sunnyvale, Calif.; Mrs. Andrew (Darlene) Sorenson, Cedar Rapids; David, Moravia; Charles, Ladora; Wayne, Larussel, Mo.; Daryl, Saratoga, Calif.; Louis, Parker, Ariz.; 57 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren; one brother, Claire Davis, Cedar Rapids; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Phelan, Davenport

Services were held at St. Michael's Catholic church, Norway, Monday, April 10, at 10 a.m. with a nephew, the Rev. Tom Doyle, Oskaloosa, officiating. Burial in St. Michael's cemetary, Norway

Pallbearers were Ronald Pisarik and Rick Becker of Mt. Vernon; Loren, Robert and John Becker, Cedar Rapids, and Lynn Maas, Davenport.

{Note: Also survived my sons John Becker and Daniel Becker, both of Cedar Rapids.)
Submitted on Aug 24, 2002 by
Nancy Montague,

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Benton Star Press;
Last Rites Were Monday for H. Becker
Henry B. Becker

Funeral services for Henry B. Becker who died at his home Friday, Jan. 11, 1974, at 10 a.m. were Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic church in Watkins

He was born north of Watkins May 8, 1901, the son of Henry and Lena Becker

He was married to Viola Schmidt Sept. 7, 1927. In 1930 he moved to Watkins living in this vicinity all his life

He is a retired Chicago Northwestern Railway Employee

Survivors are his wife, one son, Donald Becker, Norway; one sister, Mrs. Anna Butz, Walker; and five grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Mrs. Lena Freese, Mrs. Gertie Etscheidt, Mrs. Rose Schmidt and Mrs. Hilda Busher

Halversons Funeral home, Blairstown, had arrangements. Rosary was said at 8:15 p.m. Saturday and Altar and Rosary Society said rosary at 8 p.m. Sunday

Burial was in St. Patrick's cemetery in Watkins

Pallbearers were Raymond Stramer, Glenn Schmidt, Glenn Boddicker, Dale Butz, Ray Busher and Francis Wodstrchill.
Submitted on Aug 24, 2002 by
Nancy Montague,

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Benton Star Press;
Marjorie E. Becker

NORWAY: Marjorie E. Becker, 87, died at Colonial Manor, Amana, Thursday evening, Dec. 10, 1987 after a short illness

Born Sept. 25, 1900, in rural Norway, she was the daughter of James and Alice Harrington McLaughlin. She married Frank Becker Sept. 23, 1930 at Holy Trinity Church, Walford. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Norway, and the NWW Golden Age Club

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, July 25, 1961; three brothers, Bill, John and James; one sister, Gertrude Kelly

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Alice) Waters of Mt. Clemens, Mich.; a son, Francis, rural Watkins; two sisters, Alice Lefebure of Fairfax and Helen Kelly, Blairstown

Services were held at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Norway, Monday, Dec. 14,at 9:30 a.m. with Rev. Richard J. Ament officiating. Burial was in St. Michael's cemetery

Arrangements were by Brosh's, Norway. Funeral diretor was David Hrabak, Belle Plaine.
Submitted on January 5, 2002 by
Nancy Montague,

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Robert G. Becker

Robert G. Becker Funeral services for Robert G. Becker, 52, of Shellsburg, were Saturday, June 11, 2005, at Overton-VanSteenhuyse Funeral Home in Vinton with Brother Richard Johnson officiating. Burial was in Parkers Grove Cemetery in Shellsburg. Mr. Becker died June 7, 2005, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics from the result of an automobile accident. He is survived by his parents, Glenn and Shirley King Becker of Walker; his wife, Juanita of Shellsburg; a son, Joseph (Sandy) Kearns of Baltimore, MD; daughters, Carol (John) Gibbs of Vinton, and Julie (Scott) Rouse of Omaha, NE; sisters, Carole (Steve) Eldred of Center Point, and Karen (Paul) Enos of Walker; a son-in-law, Paul Hofer of Douds; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and a daughter, Angie Hofer. Overton-VanSteenhuyse Funeral Home in Vinton was in charge of arrangements.

Submitted on 26-Jun-2009 by
Sheryl Mason Reynolds,

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