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Becker, Miss Lillian 1891-1975

BECKER, BRANGWIN, KLINGE

Posted By: Janet M Schuldt (email)
Date: 11/26/2017 at 09:24:19

Le Mars Daily Sentinel Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa Monday, March 3rd, 1975 Page 5

Lillian Becker

Lillian Becker, 84, Le Mars, a retired nurse, died Saturday, (March 1, 1975)
at Brentwood Good Samaritan home after a long illness. She had lived at
Brentwood the last four months.

Lillian Josephine Becker was born Feb. 17, 1891, in Reading township, Sioux
County, a daughter of Henry F. and Elizabeth Klinge Becker. She came to Le
Mars in 1919 and had lived here since. She was an active registered nurse in
the Le Mars area for many years. She was never married.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at St. John American Lutheran
Church, Le Mars, with Rev. Arnold Imbrock and Rev. William Striepe
officiating. Burial will be in Le Mars Memorial Cemetery under the direction
of the Mauer funeral home. She was a member of St. John church and was active
in ALCW.

Survivors are a brother, Alvin, Le Mars; three sisters, Mrs. John (Mathilda)
Brangwin and Norma A Becker, both of Le Mars, and Mrs. Amanda Harrison, Storm
Lake. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by
her parents, four brothers, and two sisters.
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Le Mars Daily Sentinel Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa Monday, March 10th, 1975 Page 3

Lillian Becker

Lillian Becker who passed away at the Good Samaritan center March 1, had her 84th birthday Feb. 17. She had attended the February party with her sister, Tillie Brangwin. as her guest. John and Virginia Brangwin. David, Lisa and Larry, and Mrs. Al Becker were birthday callers. Her sister. Norma visited daily.

Lillian, daughter of Henry F. and Elizabeth Becker of rural Ireton. was born Feb. 17, 1891. There were five boys and five girls in the Becker family. Lillian attended a rural school in Reading township and was confirmed in the St. John's Lutheran church near Ireton. She loved the out-of-doors, and could often be found helping her brothers or horseback riding. When the Beckers moved to Le Mars, Lillian took nurses training at the community hospital. Through her years she did private duty nursing, cared for her parents, and was employed at the Sacred Heart hospital. In more recent years, she had continued to give care to those in her neighborhood. Many recall having been cared for by Miss Becker.

Lillian and her sister, Norma traveled extensively through much of the U.S. with trips to Canada, Mexico, Europe.
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