Obit: Becker, Rosalie Mary (1920 - 2015)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Becker, Hauser, Schmidt, Schenk, McManus, Gurney, Schoengarth, Noehring, Joseph

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/01/2015

Becker, Rosalie Mary #2 (9 May 1920 - 22 June 2015)

Rosalie Mary Becker, 95, of Marshfield, formerly of Neillsville, passed away Monday, June 22, 2015, at House of the Dove in Marshfield with family gathered around her.

Rosalie was born May 9, 1920, the daughter of John and Christina (Hauser) Schmidt. She attended Pleasant View country school. Rosalie was united in marriage to Clarence E. “Curly” Becker Oct. 18, 1941, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. The couple raised seven wonderful children. Rosalie and Clarence celebrated 67 years of marriage. Sadly, Clarence passed away Jan. 11, 2009.

Along with being a dedicated wife and mother working to raise her family, she was also employed at Nelson Filter of Neillsville until her retirement at age 65. Her hobbies included spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, canning, baking, gardening, crocheting and playing cards or marbles with family and friends. Rosalie enjoyed spending hours watching her deer, birds and other wildlife.

Survivors include her five daughters, Beverly (Walter) Schenk of Avon Park, FL, Carol McManus of Lombard, IL, Dianne )Lewis) Gurney of Neillsville, Lynette( Mark) Schoengarth of Neillsville and Mary Kay (Michael) Noehring of Lakeville, MN; her two sons: Don (Lorna) Becker of Greenfield and Scott (special friend Barb) Becker of Neillsville; and her 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Rosalie is further survived by one brother, George (Ma4ry Jane) Schmidt, of Janesville, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents: her husband; one sister; seven brothers; and one son-in-law, Kevin B. McManus.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, June 29, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Rev. Varkey V. Joseph officiated. Committal services followed in the parish cemetery. Rosalie’s grandsons served as pallbearers.

In Lieu of flowers, her family is accepting memorials in Rosalie’s name to House of the Dove, Marshfield, or for a charity to be determined later.

Visit  to share thoughts and condolences. Life Tributes Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Spencer, assisted Rosalie’s family.



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