Mildred Mary Becker, age 89 of St. Helena, Nebraska died on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 10:30 am at the Holy Family (Immaculate Conception) Catholic Church in St. Helena, Nebraska with Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in St. Helena. Visitation will be on Monday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the church. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Travis Becker, Todd Becker, Curt Becker, Kylie Becker, Jason Becker, Adam Becker and Sara Mills.
Mildred was born on September 22, 1925 at Bow Valley, Nebraska to Anton "Tony" John and Elizabeth (Schmidt) Schulte. She grew up on a farm in the Bow Valley area and graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Hartington in 1944. She graduated from Omaha Business School in Omaha and then worked at WNAX in Yankton until her marriage to Jerome Marvin Becker on November 23, 1949 in Bow Valley. They made their home on a farm in the St. Helena area.
Mildred was a member of the Holy Family (Immaculate Conception) Catholic Church and Altar Society and was a former parish council member. She loved to travel to Colorado to visit relatives. She enjoyed golf, gardening, cooking and was a great scrabble player. She was well known for her apple pie and apple crisp.
Mildred is survived by her 7 children and their spouses, Tim Becker (Mary) of Yankton; Tom Becker of Lincoln, NE; Keith Becker (Carol) of Emerson, NE; Kevin Becker, Shirley (Joe) Zimmerman and Cindy Becker all of St. Helena, Louise Vale (Paul) of Broomfield, CO; 7 grandchildren, Travis Becker (Krista), Todd Becker (Stacie), Curt Becker (Tiff), Kylie Becker, Jason Becker, Sara Mills (Kevin), Adam Becker, 11 great grandchildren, Ashli, Chloe, Tori, Zachary, Kaden, Brady, Tyler, Peyten, Sawyer and Hadley Becker and Will Mills, 2 sisters, Mary Ann Hans of Yankton; June Lange (Linus) of Bow Valley; 4 brothers, Leo Schulte (Lorraine) of Hartington; Roger Schulte of Coleridge, NE; Charles Schulte (Genny) of Emerson; Marty Schulte (Phyllis) of Yankton and a sister-in-law, Marcie Schulte of St. Helena.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jerome, on January 25, 1999 at the age of 73, 3 brothers, Hubert "Toby", Harold and Marvin Schulte and a sister Lucille Keller.
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What a sweet and special lady!! Millie's amazing family is a testament to what a great person she was. She's smiling down and with you all. ((HUGS)) from Colorado!
Shirley and extended family, Very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My mom, Genevieve, thought highly of Mildred. Frequently, she mentioned the fun they had years ago. Maybe somehow their spirits will connect in heaven and they can continue their friendship.
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