Florence M. Becker nee Wehlage, 91 of Trenton, Ill., born March 22, 1924, in Breese, Ill., died Monday, February 1, 2016, at Trenton Village, Trenton, Ill.
Florence worked as a beautician. She and her husband Mel were co-owners of Becker Oil in Trenton, Ill. She was a member of St. Mary Church and Altar Sodality; Trenton VFW Auxiliary 7983; and because of her love of bowling, she was in the Clin-Clair Bowling Hall of Fame.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Becker, whom she married on April 29, 1947, at St. Dominic Church in Breese, Ill., and who died on June 20, 2010; her parents, Lohn and Mary, nee Macke, Wehlage; her sisters, Katherine Ficker, Christine Schniers, Armella Holtgrave, and Leona Wehlage; her brothers, John Wehlage Jr. in infancy, Victor Wehlage, and Ed Wehlage; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ed Ficker, Herman Schniers, Rich Holtgrave, Irene Wehlage, Forest "Bud" and Gloria Becker, and Lillian Krueger.
Surviving are her sons, John (friend Cathy Bunn) Becker and Thomas Becker, all of Trenton, Ill.; and a sister-in-law, Marge Wehlage of Glenview, Ill.
Memorials can be made to the Sugar Creek Ambulance Service, and will be received at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family by visiting: www.mossfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, 2016, and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday, February 4, 2016, at Moss Funeral Home, Trenton, Ill. Trenton VFW Auxiliary will hold a service at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday February 4, 2016, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Trenton, Ill., with Fr. Joseph Rascher officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Trenton, Ill.
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Feb. 3, 2016