Rita E. Becker

Rita E. Becker

Rita E. Becker

Center Point

Rita E. Becker, 87, of Center Point, Iowa, passed away Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Center Point. Graveside Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Alice Cemetery, rural Center Point.

Rita was born June 13, 1935, in Solon, Iowa, the daughter of Carl and Elma (Cambridge) Slaymaker. She graduated from Solon High School and was a lifelong farmer. Rita was united in marriage to Ted Becker in 1953, in Newhall, Iowa. She was a member of the Iowa Holstein Association, Highland Garden Club in Troy Mills, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she also taught religion. Rita was honored by being listed in the 1971-Who’s Who in America. She was a dedicated housewife who enjoyed milking cows as well as tending to her garden. She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Ted Becker of Center Point; children, Dennis (Deb) Becker of Center Point, Deborah Alpen/Becker of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Doug (Kim) Becker of Center Point; grandchildren, Deanna (Casey) Mollenhauer, Dustin Becker, Britta Alpen, Benjamin (Sarah) Alpen, Dawniell (Aaron) Balderston, Dannette (A.J.) Becker and Brennan Becker; great-grandchildren, Aliza, Maci, Cole, Dawson, Ashtyn, Jordan, Breanne, Mason and Trey; and sister-in-law, Earlene Slaymaker.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Ruth (Chuck) Tomas and Robert Slaymaker.

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