Marjorie Ann "Marge" Becker, age 83 of Yankton, South Dakota, died on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 15, 2019 at St Benedict Catholic Church in Yankton, South Dakota with Rev. Scott Traynor officiating. Burial will be in Beaver Creek Cemetery in rural Crofton, Nebraska. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM with a rosary at 6:45 PM and a Vigil Service at 7:00 PM at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.
Pallbearers are Marge's grandchildren, Sara Rogers, Jill Ward, Eric Ward, Melicia Zimola, Amy Westrum, Mark Smith, Katie Stutzman, Tony Becker and Alex Becker.
Marge was born March 22, 1935 to Barney and Magdalen (Weibel) Tramp on the homestead in Cedar County, Nebraska. She grew up in Cedar County and attended schools in Aten, Wynot, and Yankton Sacred Heart. She graduated in 1953 from Yankton High School. On July 7, 1954, Marge and Art were married in Menominee, NE. They moved into their house in Yankton in 1961, and enjoyed the beautiful river with its majestic views each season. Marge worked at Sacred Heart Hospital until she joined Willcockson Eye Clinic. She continued working for Tom, and later his son John, until his retirement when she retired also. While working, she continued her education and became a medical records secretary coding charts for various hospitals in the region.
Art and Marge enjoyed traveling with family and friends. They were lifelong dog lovers. They also enjoyed watching the activity on the river. Birds, squirrels and various other forms of wildlife kept them entertained. They also enjoyed fishing with family. Marge was always available to watch sporting events on television and enjoyed attending her great grandchildren's activities.
After retirement Marge became involved with SHIINE. She wasn't afraid of technology and was very computer literate. She was happy she saved hundreds of Medicare Part D individuals thousands of dollars and solved many issues with her counseling. She also helped in any capacity she could at The Center. She enjoyed her daily sheephead games with other members. She was known for her feistiness. She continued volunteering with SHIINE until her death. She was United Way Volunteer of the Year in 2008 and of The Center in 2015.
Marge is survived by 3 children, Joleen (Randy) Smith, Charleen (Elmer) Ward and Gary (Renee) Becker all from Yankton, 9 Grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren and a brother Dan and sister Donna.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Art, and brothers, Arnold, Marvin and Vincent.
Memorials are preferred to The Center, 900 Whiting Drive, Yankton, SD 57078.
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Joleen and all,
So very sorry for your loss. Saying goodbye to your mom is never easy. My thoughts are with you...
We offer our condolences to the family. Continue to share the stories and memories you all created through the years together.
Jane and Max Hawk
We were saddened to learn of Marge's passing, and we extend our deepest sympathy to her family for their loss. Marge was a mainstay of our office serving as a girl Friday doing patient care, typing, and insurance work magnificently in the early years with boundless energy! In the later years she was more into patient care and traveled with us to outreach clinics as a valued part of our team. It was heartening to know that she carried forth her medical insurance knowledge to help others at the Center and elsewhere. RIP Marge.
John and Mar Willcockson
Marge is at rest, watching and guiding each of you thru your daily lives-keep here memories close to your heart.I have many memories of her when she worked nights at the switch board I was a RN on First Floor working nights-we could spend a few minutes together. We also remembered your dad, Art; they are together now.
Jean & Lyle Hauger
So sorry to hear about Marge, her and Art where both great. They treated me like family when I was working for them. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Aunt marge will truly be missed by so many. my heart and love goes out to all the family. prayers to you all.
with love, Jean Cheatham
To the family I extend my sympathy. I always enjoyed playing church card club cards with her an Art. Marge was such a pro. She was a super card partner. If you were her partner you would have a high score. She will be missed but not forgotten.
Jo Ann Moses
Marge was always one of my very favorite patients! Didnâ€™t matter what we were doing, accessing her porta cath, talking about TENS units, talking about our dogs or how to get the most from your insurance, we had fun! She always had a smile for the nurses. She was one of a kind!
I graduated from high school with Marge she was the one that got all of our reunions together, she had it all on her computer. She was so organized we were blessed with that. She always had a smile and was so proud of her family. She will be missed.
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