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 LaVena E. <I>Besler</I> Becker

LaVena E. Besler Becker

Worthington, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Death 21 Apr 1996 (aged 82)
Dyersville, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Burial Dyersville, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 101021458 · View Source
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DYERSVILLE, Iowa - LaVena E. (Besler) Becker, 82, of Dyersville, died Sunday, April 21, 1996, at Oak Crest Manor, Dyersville. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville, with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at Kramer Funeral Home, Dyersville, where there will be a Catholic Daughters of the Americas rosary at 4 p.m. and a parish scripture service at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Becker was born on July 24, 1913, in Worthington, daughter of Frank and Margaret (Gudenkauf) Besler. She married Leander Becker on Feb. 14, 1933, in St. Paul Catholic Church, Worthington. They farmed south of Dyersville until their retirement in 1979. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and Mercy Health Center Auxiliary, St. Mary's Unit, Dyersville, where she was a volunteer. She also was a volunteer at Oak Crest Manor and a former 4-H leader and teacher's assistant. Surviving are two daughters, Rose Mary Dettbarn, of Earlville, and Grace (George) Menke, of Dyersville; a son, Gerald "Jerry" (Kathy) Becker, of Earlville; 11 grandchildren, a step-granddaughter, 13 great-grandchildren and a step-great-grandchild; and a sister-in-law, Frances Besler, of Farley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leander Becker on April 18, 1979; three children, Louis, Norma Jean and James in infancy; three grandchildren, Tim Menke, David Ross Dettbarn and Lisa Hunt; a great-granddaughter, Leigha Wiegand; a son-in-law, Lloyd Dettbarn; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Frank Besler and Urban and Margene Besler.

Dubuque Telegraph Herald, 23 Apr 1996

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  • Created by: Doug Pedersen
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 101021458
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for LaVena E. Besler Becker (24 Jul 1913–21 Apr 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101021458, citing Saint Francis Cemetery, Dyersville, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Doug Pedersen (contributor 47041425) .