LaVerne B. Becker, 87

LaVerne B. Becker (nee Weber), 87, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Samaritan Health Care Center.

She was born on May 12, 1924 in Delmont, S.D. She moved to West Bend when she was 18 years old and was employed at West Bend Company. She married Robert Becker on July 21, 1945 at St. Johnís Lutheran Church of West Bend. Her favorite pastimes included reading, doing crafts, baking and especially spending time with her family. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of West Bend for many years.

LaVerne is survived by her loving children, Sandee (Jim) Frederickson of Rogers, Minn., Carol (David) Petersen of Waunakee, Larry (Holly) Becker of Menomonee Falls, Kathy (Larry) Leaman of Brooklyn Park, Minn., Mary (Russ) Hetebrueg of West Bend; cherished grandchildren, Eric (Raymie) Frederickson, Marc (Becky) Frederickson, Trey (Shelly) Sprinkman, Shellie (John) Lossman, Ross and Brent Becker, Stephanie (Yvan) Houareau, Jessica and Craig Leaman, Sara (Daniel) Jimenez, Leah and Andy (Britni) Hetebrueg; and 16 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Armand (Shirley) Becker; and sister-in-law Arlene Schneider.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert; parents, Fred (Emma) Weber; and sisters, Mavis (Art) Jacobson and Glendora Farrell.

The funeral service for LaVerne will be held on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church (140 N. Seventh Ave., West Bend) with Pastor David Schoob presiding. The visitation will be held on Monday, March 5 at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at Washington County Memorial Park following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to Samaritan Health Care Center Staff Activity Fund or Trinity Lutheran Church.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff on the second floor at Samaritan Health Care Center for their outstanding care.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; 338-2050 or