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October 3, 1929 – Thursday, December 8, 2016

Service Information
St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, MN
Monday, December 12, 2016
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael-Albertville
Sunday, December 11, 2016
4:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Rosella “Rose” Catherine Becker, age 87 of St. Michael, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, December 8, 2016. She was born on October 3, 1929 in Cologne, Minnesota, the daughter of Anton “Tony” Catherine (Laumann) Bongaarts.

Rose is a 1949 graduate from Norwood-Young America High School. She was very active in many church ministries, CCW member, foreign exchange student Mom, 4-H leader, and foster parent. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, reading, traveling, singing in church choirs, and especially spending time with her family; she was a wonderful homemaker.

On June 23, 1953 Rose Bongaarts and Don Becker were united in holy matrimony at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Shakopee, now known as The Parish of Saints Joachim and Anne, by Father Marvin Klaers.

Preceded in death by parents, Tony and Catherine Bongaarts; daughter, Lisa; son-in-law, Bob Dehmer; granddaughter, Robyn Lynn Dehmer; siblings, Greg Bongaarts, Delores Weber, Gordon Bongaarts; and siblings-in-law, Edwin “Eddie” Weber, Roman Becker.

Survived by her husband of 63 years, Deacon Don Becker of St. Michael; children, Debbie Dehmer of Rogers, Jan (Murray) Nord of Rogers, Gerard (Kim) Becker of Long Prairie, Paul (Cheryl) of Glencoe, Rollie (Nickole) of Rogers; grandchildren, Tami (Ben) Reiners, Craig and Lindsey Dehmer, Danielle and Lesa Nord, Elizabeth, Teresa, Katherine, Johanna, Anthony (Christina), Margaret, Regina, Kristina and Rachel Becker, Nicole and Felicia (Howie) Becker; great-grandchildren, Donovan Reiners, Cora Becker; sister, Donna Becker; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, The Peterson Chapel in St. Michael. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, December 12, 2016, 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael with Father Peter Richards as celebrant. A CCW rosary will be recited Monday morning at 10:25 AM at the church. Interment to follow at St. Michael Cemetery.

Honorary casket bearers are: Tami Reiners, Lesa Nord, Craig Dehmer, Elizabeth Becker, Katherine Becker, Anthony Becker, Margaret Becker, Regina Becker, Kristina Becker and Rachel Becker.

Casket bearers are: Nicole Becker, Danielle Nord, Lindsey Dehmer, Teresa Becker, Felicia Becker and Johanna Becker.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home in St. Michael. 763-497-5362.

1 Guestbook Entry

  1. Sheila Butler

    Rose was such an amazing woman. She introduced me to the choir and was my right arm on Good Friday’s to help me through the service which was always a struggle for me. I will miss her greatly!


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