Winnifred A. Becker (1925 - 2013)

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Winnifred A. Becker, 88

St. Cloud

January 28, 1925-January 29, 2013

Private memorial services were held for Winnifred Ann Becker age 88 of Sartell, MN formerly of St. Cloud, MN who died on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Country Manor Health Care in Sartell, MN. Private inurnment was held at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at Little Falls, MN.

Winnifred was born on January 28, 1925 at Rice, MN the daughter of John P. and Mary (Klein) Schmitt. She graduated from St. Francis High School in Little Falls and then attended nursing school at Hibbing, Minnesota. She was married to Russell Hovi from 1951 until his death in 1976. They had two children, Paulette Ann (Hovi) Eckart now living in Germany and Daniel Hovi - who died in 1973. Winnifred (Hovi) Becker worked as an RN at the Virginia Municipal Hospital for 25 years.

She married Sylvester Becker on February 11, 1978 in St. Cloud. She worked as a Registered Nurse at St. Benedict Center in St. Cloud until she retired in 1988. After she retired she continued to live in St. Cloud. Her husband Sylvester died on September 19, 2011. Recently she has been residing at Country Manor Senior Apartments.

Winnifred was a member of St. John Cantius Catholic Church and was a RSVP Volunteer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Russell Hovi, second husband Sylvester Becker, her son Daniel Hovi, her sister Delphine Vallejo and her sister Caroline Messerich.

She is survived by one daughter Paulette Eckart and her husband Hubert Eckart, of Ulm, Germany, 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, her nieces Barbara Vallejo and Rick Pearson, Patty Vallejo and Dan Bean, her nephew John Vallejo and Marie Zwack, other relatives and many friends.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Feb. 5, 2013
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