Doris Emma Becker

March 16, 1928 — March 1, 2019

Doris Emma Becker, 90, of Rensselaer, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Friday, March 1, at the Rensselaer Care Center in Rensselaer. 

She was born on March 16, 1928, in Medaryville, to the late George J. and Grace A. (Tetzloff) Kroft. On June 7, 1947, Doris married Robert H. Becker. He passed away on Nov. 17, 1978. She was a former deputy auditor for the Jasper County Auditor’s Office and was a volunteer at the Jasper County Hospital gift shop.

Doris was a member of the St. Luke United Church of Christ in San Pierre, and also attended Burr Oak Mennonite Church in Rensselaer with her daughter Susan. She enjoyed music, dancing and spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed. 

She is survived by her daughter Susan Grace [Kent] Towler of Rensselaer; son Nicholas Carl Becker of Lafayette; grandsons: Mark [Elizabeth] Becker, Christopher Ray [Nicole] Bailey and Richard Dale [Stephanie] Bailey; granddaughter Nikki Becker; great-granddaughters: Krystyan [Alex Edwards] Follansbee, Barbara [Eric] Ford, Jessica Kelly, Donna Hall, Kaitlyn Bailey, Kirstie [Matt] Pieczko, Marissa [Logan] Wuethrich, Kierstin Bailey and Ava Bailey; great-grandsons: John Follansbee, Nicolas Becker, Russell Houten, Trevor Bailey, Cody [Kaitlyn] Bailey, Joshua Bailey; great-great-grandsons: Austin Ford, John Daniel Follansbee IV, William Ford, Oliver Follansbee, Damien Edwards and Ethan Michael Swisher; great-great-granddaughters: Andrayia Styles, Carly Ford, Arabella Ford and Leah Wuethrich; sister Arlos L. Epler of Lakeville; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents George John and Grace Augusta (Tetzloff) Kroft; husband Robert Harry Becker; daughter Donna Becker; sisters: Georgiana “Dolly” Fritz, Louella Hively and Alladean L. Clouser; and brothers: Ray H. Kroft and Robert F. Kroft. 

Visitation will be from noon – 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville. A memorial service will be held to celebrate the lives of Donna Becker and Doris Becker at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville. Burial will take place at Wheatfield Cemetery in Wheatfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Multiple Sclerosis Association.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

(Pulaski County Journal — March 6, 2019)

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