Laura Becker, 87, of Blooming Prairie, Minn. died Tuesday, July 17, 2007
at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
Laura Emily DeMets was born Sept. 27, 1919 to Achiel and Bertha (Dejonchere)
DeMets in Ellendale, Minn., where she grew up and received her education,
graduating from Ellendale High School.
She married Clinton Martin Becker on Nov. 4, 1941 at Queen of Angels
Catholic Church in Austin, Minnesota.
They farmed in the Brownsdale, Blooming Prairie and Waltham, Minnesota
area and spent winters in Mesa, Arizona for over 30 years. After retiring
in 1995, Laura and Clinton moved into Blooming Prairie.
A member of St. Columbanus Catholic Church CCW and her neighbors' birthday
Survivors include her husband, Clinton Becker of Blooming Prairie,
Minnesota; two sons, Jerry (Karen) Becker, Austin, Clinton G. (LuAnn) Becker,
Jr. of Waltham, Minnesota; a daughter, Mary (Paul) DeGennaro, Coronado,
California; seven grandchildren: Wade (Carla) Becker, Mankato, Minnesota;
Bette Jo (Jeff) Becker-Ostgaard, Kasson, Minnesota; Todd (Amy) Becker,
Farmington, Minnesota; Ryan (Jenny) Becker, Frontenac, Minnesota; Jennifer
Becker (Jonathan Halbesleben), Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Natalie (Anthony)
Sorensen, Waltham, Minnesota; Matt DeGennaro, Coronado, California; ten
great-grandchildren: Mickinzie Beckel, Matthew Beckel, Isaac Becker, Laura
Becker, Wyatt Becker, Cotton Ostgaard, Luke Becker, Dalton Ostgaard, Alex
Halbesleben and Dylan Becker; a sister: Anse (Donald) Hillson, Charles City,
Iowa; a sister-in-law: Irene DeMets, Owatonna, Minnesota; a brother-in-law:
George Becker, Blooming Prairie, Minnesota.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bertha and Achiel Demets; by
two brothers, Maurice and Leo DeMets; and by one sister, Bernice Weim.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 21, 2007 at St. Columbanus
Catholic Church in Blooming Prairie, with Father Richard Dernek officiating.
Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m., on Friday, July 20, 2007 at Worlein
Blooming Prairie Funeral Home and at the church one hour prior to the
service on Saturday. A ladies rosary was held at 4 p.m., Friday, and
prayer service at 7 p.m., Friday, both at Worlein Blooming Prairie
Interment was in Blooming Prairie City Cemetery in Blooming Prairie.