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BECKER, Jean Ann (Christensen) 1951-1970


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 8/7/2013 at 00:49:13

[Waterloo Daily Courier, Friday, December 4, 1970]

A 19-year-old Waterloo woman became the ninth traffic death of the year Friday, morning in a two-car collision at the intersection of Ansborough and Downing Avenues.

The woman was identified as Mrs. Daniel Becker, 19, of 927 Alabar Ave., whose body was taken to Schoitz Memorial Hospital following the accident which occurred at 8:41 a.m according to police.

Husband in Vietnam - Mrs. Becker was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Christensen of 427 Cottage Grove Ave. Her husband, who left two weeks ago for service in Vietnam, was to be notified.

In the woman's purse was an un-mailed letter to her husband.

The fire department's porta power unit was used at the scene of the accident to free the woman's body from under the dash where she apparently was pressed on the impact of
the collision.

Her car traveled a half-block, about 175 feet, after it collided with the second vehicle involved. Mrs. Becker's car hit a slight embankment in the alley and the car stopped just short of hitting an adjacent garage.

Police identified the second driver involved as Robert Kelso Oliver, 51, of 2427 Wenner Dr. He was uninjured at the time of the accident. Mrs. Becker was driving east on Downing and Oliver was driving north on Ansborough.

Investigating officers said Mrs. Becker apparently was on her way to work at the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. She was reported dead at the scene, and according to police was six months pregnant.

Funeral arrangements for the former Jean Ann Christensen are pending at Oppold Funeral Home.


[Waterloo Sunday Courier, Sunday, December 6, 1970]

Funeral services, awaiting the arrival of her husband from Vietnam, are still pending at the Oppold funeral home for Mrs. Daniel Becker, 19, of 927 Alabar Ave., who was killed in an automobile accident at Ansborough and Downing Avenues Friday morning. The funeral will probably be Wednesday morning.

Jean Ann Christensen was born on Feb 19, 1951 at Fort Dodge, the daughter of Donald and Joan Pieper Christensen. She attended St. John's Catholic school and was graduated from Columbus High School in May of 1968.

She was married to Daniel Becker on Jan. 3, 1970 at St. John's Catholic Church and had been employed at Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. since her graduation.

Mrs. Becker is survived by her husband, Pfc. Daniel Becker of the U. S. Army, stationed in Vietnam; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Christensen, 249 Cottage Grove Ave.; two brothers, James and John at home; six sisters: Mrs David (Susan) Weidman of 216 Rhey St.; Connie, Barbara, Mary, Donna and Judy at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Christensen, Fort Dodge; and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Pauline Pieper, 2218 Merher Aye., Cedar Falls.

She was preceded in death by one brother, one sister and by a grandfather.


[Waterloo Daily Courier, Monday, December 7, 1970]

Funeral services for Mrs. Daniel Becker, 19, of 927 Alabar Ave., who was killed on Friday morning, in an automobile accident, will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church. The Rev. Clarence Ferring, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. There will be a parish Rosary at the Oppold Funeral Home at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.


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