Lucile E. Becker

Lucile E. Becker

FAIRMONT — Services for Lucile E. Becker, 98, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at St. James Lutheran Church in Northrop. Burial will follow the service in the St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Lucile passed away Monday morning, Nov. 4, 2019, at Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center in Fairmont. Visitation will be 12:30-2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at St. James Lutheran Church in Northrop, with a time of fellowship and lunch during the visitation.

Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lucile Ella (Rosen) Becker was born Oct. 24, 1921, in Perham, Minn., the daughter of Carl and Hulda (Steuber) Rosen. She was baptized and later confirmed into the Lutheran faith at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Perham, and received her education attending Perham Public School. At the age of 15, Lucile moved with her family to Martin County, where they made their home on a farm. Lucile worked for the Ziemans, helping to take care of their children for a number of years.

In April 1939, Lucile was united in marriage to Wilbert Becker in Northrop, Minn. Together the couple made their home on a farm near Northrop, where they farmed for many years and were blessed with three children: Arlyn, Lana and Darrell.

Lucile was a hard-working farm wife who took great pride in keeping up with all the house duties in addition to jumping in a tractor and heading out to the field if needed. She was a wonderful seamstress, often making clothing for her children in their youth and also making her daughter’s wedding dress. Lucile knew her way around the kitchen and will be remembered for her famous fried chicken.

In her youth, Lucile enjoyed attending dances with Wilbert and the two loved to travel when they were able. She loved playing cards with family and friends until her sight prevented her from doing so and loved checking in with her family on how the farming was going.

Lucile was involved in LWML for many years and was an active member of St. James Lutheran Church in Northrop.

She cherished spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Arlyn Becker of Northrop, Minn., Lana Schaefer and husband, Tim of Burnsville, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Virginia Becker-Langan and her husband, Jim of Afton, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Christopher (Callee) Becker of Fairmont, Minn., Dan (Tammy) Becker of Granada, Minn., Ben (Lindsey) Schaefer of Chaska, Minn., Anthony (Anne) Schaefer of Champlin, Minn., Josh Schaefer of Minneapolis, Minn., Andrew (Juleen) Becker of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Holly (Brandon) McMeeken-Gunter of Mosinee, Wis.; sister-in-law, Joan Rosen of Fairmont, Minn.; 17 great-grandchildren; as well as many other extended family and friends.

Lucile was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Hulda Rosen; husband, Wilbert Becker; son, Darrell Becker; daughter-in-law, Marthe Becker; granddaughter, Donna Becker; great-grandson, Chase Becker; grandson-in-law, Tom McMeeken-Gunter; sisters, Melinda Brasel – Huwe and Adelia Ehlert; brothers, Adolf Rosen and Oscar Rosen; brothers-in-law, Herb Huwe, George Brasel, Alfred Ehlert and Bert Zieman; and two sisters-in-law, Laura Rosen and Olga Zieman. Memorials may be left in Lucile’s name to the Martin Luther High School in Northrop, St. James Lutheran Church of Northrop or the charity of the donor’s choice.