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Cecelia "Cele" Becker

November 5, 1926 ~ August 11, 2019 (age 92)

Cecelia “Cele” Becker, 92 of Watkins, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the Hilltop Care Center in Watkins.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins with interment in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.  Friends may call from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the St. Anthony Parish Center.  A Rosary will be prayed at 9:00 am at the parish center. Arrangements are with the Ertl Funeral Home, Watkins.

Cecelia “Cele” Becker was born on November 5, 1926 at Cold Spring, Minnesota.   She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Schneider) Fink.  She grew up at Cold Spring and graduated from St. Boniface High School.

On November 29, 1947, Cele was united in marriage to Floyd Becker at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Minneapolis.  They resided at Watkins where Cele was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.  She was also a member of the St. Anthony Council of Catholic Women and the Watkins American Legion Auxiliary Post #453.

Her hobbies included golfing and bowling.  She enjoyed playing cards, dice games and going to the casino.  Cele was also an avid Twins fan and she enjoyed watching college basketball.  Most importantly, Cele enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Cele is survived by her daughters, Carol Lieder of Cold Spring, Mary “Molly” Becker of Watkins, Jeanne (Dean) Pearson of Watkins, Susan (Jeff) Geislinger of Watkins, Petey (John) Boeckmann of Watkins; daughter-in-law, Katie Becker of Maple Grove; 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Floyd; infant son, Paul Joseph; son, Charles; son-in-law, Larry Lieder.

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