Lorena Helen Becker, age 94, of Alma, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
She was born on August 18, 1924 in the Town of Lima, Pepin County, WI a daughter of Frank I. and Pauline Bauer.
On May 21, 1946, Lorena was united in marriage to Raymond Becker in Mondovi. To this union, six children were born. Raymond preceded Lorena in death on July 1, 2009.
Before Lorena and Raymond purchased their farm located on the Alma bluff in 1955, they worked on the farm of Raymond’s dad located in Mondovi. Lorena lived on the farm until 2016 when she moved to St. Elizabeth Health Care Center and later moved to Pepin Health and Rehab on February 1, 2017 where she resided ever since.
Besides working on the farm, Lorena worked for over 30 years for the Town of Belvidere as an election clerk.
Lorena was a longtime and faithful member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church where she actively served on the PCCW. She was also a member of the Alma American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Post 224.
Lorena enjoyed gardening, baking, creating plastic canvas crafts and was an avid card player. She enjoyed a game of partner cribbage with her family at Thanksgiving this year.
Lorena will be remembered for the love and devotion she had for her entire family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons, Gerald (Mary) Becker, Bernie Becker, both of Alma, Richard (Kim) Becker of Gilmanton and Donald (Rosemary) Becker of Gotha, Fla.; a daughter, Bonnie (Don) Miller of Alma; daughter in law, Ann Hesch; 12 special grandchildren, Ann (Jeff) Weix, Nicole (Mark) Reid, Shannon (Jon) Larson, Jason (Deanne) Becker, Jennifer (Ron) Byers, Arla (Nick) Brimer, Shelli (Mark) Brone, Jerad (Robin) Tuxen, Barb (Nick) Webb, Sarah (Aaron) Pisca, Rachel (Nick) Kent and Stephanie (Chris) Nelson; 26 great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Josh and Meghan Weix, Braedon and Abigail Larson, Zachary, Courtney, Austin and Logan Becker, Tyler and Ryan Byers, Madison and Nicholas Brimer, Haili and Mason Brone, Anna, Brook and Ella Kent, Jordan and Brielle Nelson, Ray, Jens and Will Tuxen, Bennett Pisca, Matthew and Austin Webb; 2 step great grandchildren, Kylee and Kamrya Nelson; sister, Arvilla (Fred) Caturia; brothers, Eugene (Lorraine) Bauer and Merlin (Dorie) Bauer; sisters in law, Henrietta Bauer and Carol Bauer; Also by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Besides her parents and Husband, Raymond, Lorena was preceded by her loving daughter, Shirley Tuxen; sisters, Eleanore (Loren) Wright, Lydia (Ray)McManimon and Arlene (John) Weber; brothers, LaVerne (Gertrude) Bauer, Lawrence (Burnedette) Bauer, Hubert (Orvilla) Bauer, Melvin Bauer and Frank Bauer, Jr.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, December 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Alma with Father Antony Joseph as celebrant. Burial will follow at Alma Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 30 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Talbot Family Funeral Home, Alma and again at the church on Monday from 10:00 AM until the hour of the Mass.
The family of Lorena wishes to send a heartfelt thank you to the employees and staff of St. Elizabeth Care Center and Pepin Health and Rehab, the doctors and nurses at St. Elizabeth Medical Center for all of their compassion and care.
Mom, "The door is shut" but the gates of Heaven are open!