Amanda Becker

Amanda Becker


Rock Rapids, Iowa

August 2, 2017

Amanda Becker, 99, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 5, at Bethel Reformed Church, Little Rock, Iowa, with interment in the church cemetery

Amanda Christina De Buhr was born April 11, 1918, in Dell Rapids, South Dakota, to Peter and Ella (Klinger) De Buhr. She was raised in Dell Rapids, received her education at Herman Township Country School and graduated from Ellsworth High School in Ellsworth, Minnesota, in 1938. She continued her education and obtained her teachering certificate from Iowa Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She taught country school near Little Rock.

On June 16, 1950, she married Harm Becker. They farmed near Little Rock. Following her husband’s death, she and her children moved to Rock Rapids.

Survivors include her daughter, Karen Becker of Storm Lake, Iowa; sons, Harlyn Becker of Doon, Iowa, and Arlyn Becker of Rock Rapids; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth (John) Van Aartsen of Rock Rapids, and other extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Calvin and his wife Pearl; sister, Margaret and her husband Weert; sister, Christina and her husband Joe; brothers, Herman and his wife Ethel and Elmer and his wife Alma.

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