Rose Marie Becker, 73, of Farmington, Iowa, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2023, near West Point, Iowa.
She was Born on September 10, 1949, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Dorothy (Nolte) Hellige. On November 18, 1972, she married Ross Wayne Becker in Fort Madison, Iowa. Last November they celebrated 50 years together. They entered into eternal life together on Wednesday, April 5, 2023.
She is survived by her son: Gerald Wayne “Jerry” Becker of Farmington; two grandsons: John and Lloyd Becker; granddaughter: Elizabeth Anderson; brother: Arnold (Becky) Hellige of Fort Madison; three sisters: Mary Ann (Joseph) Wenke of Donnellson, Genevieve Martin of Venice, Florida and Pauline Ann (Robert) Smith of Alexandria, Missouri; sister in-law: Jeannie Hellige of Fort Madison. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother: Virgil Hellige and brother-in-law: Walter Martin.
Rose Marie was a 1968 graduate of Aquinas High School. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Farmington. She was a secretary at Iowa State Penitentiary for two years and retired from Barker Wire in Keosauqua after working there for twenty-eight years.
A visitation for Ross and Rosie will begin at 12:00 noon, Thursday, April 13, 2023, at Schmitz Funeral Home in Farmington, where the family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A parish rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian burial for Ross and Rosie will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2023, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Farmington, with Father Dan Dorau as celebrant.
Burial for Ross and Rosie will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2023, at the Keokuk National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made out to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com. Schmitz Funeral Home of Farmington is assisting the family with arrangements.