Obit: Becker, Elizabeth E. (1871 - 1943)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Becker, Wand, Ryser, Rondorf

----Source: The Loyal Tribune, 21 October 1943

Becker, Elizabeth E. (13 OCT 1871 - 12 OCT 1943)

The funeral of Mrs. Joe Becker Sr. was held on Friday morning at 8:30 from the home and at 9 o’clock from St. Anthony’s Catholic church, with the Rev. Aloys Zinthefer officiating at the requiem high mass. Burial took place in the Catholic cemetery.

The pallbearers were John Banach, Joe Esselman, Paul Bauer, Bert Brown, Frank Rueth and Ed Rogstad.

In charge of the flowers were Mrs. John Banach, Mrs. Joe Esselman, Mrs. Elizabeth Loos, Mrs. Herbert White, Mrs. Bert Brown, Mrs. Frank Rueth, Mrs. Paul Bauer and Mrs. Ed Rogstad.

Mrs. Becker passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 12, at 10 o’clock, after an illness of several months.

Elizabeth Emma Wand, daughter of Andrew and Mary Wand, was born in Woodbine township (Illinois) on Oct. 13, 1871. She was united in marriage to Joseph F. Becker on Feb. 7, 1900. To this union were born eight children, Joe Becker Jr. of Marshfield, Clarence Becker of Harvey, Ill., Mrs. Chris Ryser (Cora) of St. Louis, Mo., Arthur Becker of Loyal, Pfc. Walter Becker of Fort George Meade, Md., Mrs. Alfred Rondorf of Greenwood, Delbert Becker, at home, and a son, Harold, who preceded her 9in death at the age of eight months.

Besides her seven children, she leaves to mourn her passing her loving husband, one sister, Mrs. Frank Becker, of Elizabeth, Ill., and 11 grandchildren. Four brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Mrs. Becker was a kind wife and mother and a loyal friend and neighbor. She was a member of the St. Anthony’s Altar Society.

Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Becker and daughter, Barbara, of Harvey, Ill.; Joe Becker, Mr. and Mrs. William Wand and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Graviter and daughter, all of Marshfield; Pfc. Walter Becker of Fort George Meade, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Rondorf of Greenwood; Mrs. Chris Ryser of St. Louis, Mo.; Frank Becker and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Meyer of Elizabeth, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wand and Miss Angeline Wand of Gratiot.

The Tribune extends its sympathy to the bereaved family.



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