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Becker, Genevieve 1910-2001

BECKER, NIXON

Posted By: Viv Reeves (email)
Date: 1/19/2006 at 21:07:58

From the LeMars Sentinel, Wednesday, February 14, 2001, Page A5, Column 2:

Obituaries--Genevieve Becker

Genevieve Becker, 90, of LeMars died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at Floyd Valley Hospital in LeMars.

The former Genevieve Belle Nixon was born Aug. 11, 1910 at Lake Villa, Ill., the daughter of the Rev. Frederick and Lulu (Cole) Nixon. The family lived in several Midwestern towns before moving to Seney. She graduated from LeMars High School in 1927. She later attended Morningside College in Sioux City.

On Nov. 29, 1928, Genevieve and Floyd Becker were united in marriage at Meridan (sic--Meriden). The couple made their home on the family farm near Seney where they farmed until their retirement in 1973. Mr. Becker died Aug. 7, 1976.

Genevieve was the oldest active member of the Seney United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Seney United Methodist Women.

Survivors include two sons, Bob and his wife, Leona, of LeMars, and Jerry and his wife, Gloria, of Eagle Grove; grandchildren Steve and his wife, Linda, of Laurens, Stuart and his wife, Tina, of New Lennox, Ill., Brenda Thorne and her husband, Dennis, of Plainview, Minn., Susan Konz and her husband, Lee, of LeMars, and Greg and his wife, Kassia, of Lakeville, Minn.; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Glen and Cecil; and three sisters, Esther, Mabel and Elizabeth.

Funeral services (will) be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Seney United Methodist (church) in Seney, with the Rev. Tom Shinkle officiating. Burial will follow at the Seney Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Seney United Methodist Church with a prayer service at 7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral. The Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home of LeMars is in charge of arrangements.


 

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