Roberta "Bobbie" Becker

Roberta “Bobbie” J. Becker, 88, of Waukon died Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, January 13 at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon. In consideration of concerns regarding COVID-19, social distancing and wearing of a masked is required.

Cards may be sent to Jason Becker at P.O. Box 392, McGregor, IA 52157. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Roberta “Bobbie” Jacqueline Becker was born December 25, 1932 in the village of Myron in rural Postville, the daughter of Stiner Joseph “Joe” and Rose Mary “Mae” (Harris) Evans. She attended the Myron country school for three years, went to school in Postville for three years, and graduated from Waukon High School in 1950.

December 28, 1950, she married Dale Becker, who was home on leave from the Air Force. While he was in the service, they lived in Biloxi, MS and San Antonio, TX for two years each before returning to Waukon. After 28 years of marriage, they divorced.

In addition to being a busy mother, Bobbie had a working career at Waukon State Bank that spanned for 50 years. She started in bookkeeping, worked in the loan department, was a teller, and spent her last several years before retirement as the manager of the drive-in location.

During this time Bobbie also served as Waukon City Treasurer for many years.

She enjoyed playing cards, bowling and taking long hikes at many different spots throughout Allamakee County. Above all, Bobbie enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren whenever she got the chance.

Survivors include her daughter, Debra (Bill) Schaefer of Hawthorne, CA and their children, Christopher, Melissa and Matthew; and her son, Jason (Janet) Becker of McGregor and their children, Brett, Bailee and Mattie; a great-grandson, Bryce; two sisters-in-law, Lois Evans and Mary Bublitz, both of Waukon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Otto, Harris and Kenneth Evans; three sisters, Angie Bodell, Gretta Williams and Bonnie Reardon; and a very special friend, Donald Schwartzhoff.

Honorary casketbearers are Carol Krumme, Rose Ryan and Mary Bublitz. Casketbearers are her grandchildren and Joe Evans.

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