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BECKER, Irmgard Anna (Knock) 1923-2011

KNOCK, BECKER, SIEFKES

Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 5/31/2011 at 12:27:13

CHARLES CITY, IOWA - Irmgard "Irm" A. Becker, 88, of Charles City, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City.

Funeral services for Irm Becker will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church. Pastor David Werges will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City.

Friends may call at the Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and Thursday at the church an hour prior to the service.

Irmgard Anna Knock Becker was born on May 8, 1923, in Allison, the daughter of Henry and Marie (Siefkes) Knock. She graduated from Shell Rock High School and attended Wartburg College, Waverly.

Irm worked at the Lutheran Children's Home in Waverly and served as a parish worker at First Saint John Lutheran Church in Toledo, Ohio.

While serving in Toledo, she met Erwin "Erv" Becker, and they were married on Aug. 6, 1946, at Saint John's Lutheran Church in Clarksville. Irm and Erv moved to Charles City where she became involved in church and community. A member of Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Irm loved her church and served in many ways. Her faith in Christ shaped her identity and her life.

Irm served as an auxiliary volunteer "Pink Lady" at the hospital and volunteered with Heart to Home Hospice, receiving the Hospice Volunteer of the Year Award in 1995. She also enjoyed her involvement with the Charles City Women's Club. Irm's vocation as a homemaker was important to her, as was her work for 23 years as office manager for the family business, Becker Home Improvement.

Irm is survived by a son, Mark (Judy) Becker, of Woodbury, Minn.; two daughters, Karen (Max) Brandau, of Nora Springs, and Kathy (Monte) Waldorf, of Charles City; eight grandchildren, Amy Becker, Katy Becker, Daniel (Bryce) Becker, Justin Brandau, Dawn (Clint) Harrell, Renae (Greg) Adams, Susanne Waldorf and Correne (Todd) Larsen; six great- grandchildren; and a brother, Sike Knock of Lakeland, Florida.

Irm was preceded in death by her parents; and husband of 59 years, Erv, on June 17, 2006.

Memorials may be directed to Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 S. Main St., Charles City, IA 50616 or to ELCA Disaster Response through Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church.

The Hauser Funeral Home, 641-228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hauserfh.com .

[ Mason City Globe Gazette online, May 31, 2011 ]

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