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Mildred Becker, 102, of Cavalier, ND, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019, at the Borg Memorial Home in Mountain, ND. Funeral services will be Friday, December 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND with visitation from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be held in the Cavalier Cemetery.
Mildred was born November 10, 1917, in Antler, ND, to Edwin and Mathilda Johnson. She married Mervin Becker on May 10, 1936. They farmed primarily in Inkster and Hensel-Crystal and called both of those areas “home”. After Mervin’s death in 1979, Mildred moved to Cavalier and resided there until moving to the Borg Nursing Home in 2012.
She was a member of the Cavalier Presbyterian Church. She found much joy in sewing, crocheting, playing the piano, cooking and gardening. She took great pride in her flowers, rock beds, and trees. Mildred may not have owned a cell phone, but she always gave her best smiles when asked to take a “selfie” with her great-grandchildren. She learned to play the piano by ear and entertained her family often with the “Beer Barrel Polka” even while living at the Borg Home. Her homemade lefse, doughnuts, bread and dumplings were always a treat for her family. Mildred lived a long full life and was cherished by all who knew her.
She is survived by her children: Shirley Amundson ,Larimore, ND, Clark (Melva) Becker ,Inkster, ND, Myrna Becker, Phoenix, AZ, Gary (Patty) Becker, Crystal, ND. Her grandchildren: Bradley (Denise) Becker, Susan (Jeff) Trosen, Pamela (Gary) Lorenz, Denise (Peter) Sobolik, Corey (Rochelle) Becker, Tracy (April) Amundson, Jay Amundson, Lee Amundson, Maree (Shawn) Burke, Tony Flowers, Lance Raedel, Jeff (Shelly) Erlendson, Jennifer Erlendson. Many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. One sister, Pearl Lehman ,Little Fork, MN; two sisters-in-law: Dorothy Johnson, Devils Lake, ND and Doris Johnson, Cando, ND.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Delbert Johnson and Vernon Johnson; husband, Mervin; son, Glenn Becker; son-in-law George Amundson; brother-in-law, Ernie Lehman; and a great grandson.
Mildred's Family, Through the years Mildred never changed-her smile always there, she was a beautiful lady. She lived a life that only many of us could hope for-a life well lived, a life well loved and a life full of life. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. In hopes that the memories and all those that surround you provide comfort, strength and love. Don & Michelle Murray
Michelle Murray Dec 17 2019 12:00 AM
Our beautiful grandma playing the piano. She warm warmed our hearts and made us smile. #bestgrandmaever
Her Becker Grandchildren
Denise Sobolik Dec 17 2019 12:00 AM
Our hearts are heavy and sad at the loss of Aunt Mildred. But she is now in her Heavenly Home with loved ones who have gone before her. Her work here on earth is finished, her path complete. She now walks the golden paths of heaven with her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.
So many many memories of my growing up years when families lived close by and could be together, I loved her brown bread, staying at their house and having so much fun. She was patient and kind and put up with us hellions (Myrna, myself, Gary and Glen) as we ran in and out of the house screen door slamming, up and down the stairs laughing and yelling. She never hollered at us!!
She could Yodel, but very rarely did, it took a lot of begging to get her to do it, but she would. Her piano playing, her flowers, of course food, perms, haircuts......just so very very much I remember.......
Our sympathy to her family, and especially thankful for Gary and Patty for taking such wonderful care of her. She was indeed a GEM.
Thankful I was able to celebrate her 101st Birthday with her 2 years ago.
Love and Blessings, Patsy, Charlie and family.
Pat Hawkins Dec 17 2019 12:00 AM