Mary Catherine Becker

Sept. 21, 1935 — Dec. 31, 2019

Mary Catherine Becker, 84, of Winamac, passed away at 4:50 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac.

Born on Sept. 21, 1935, in Pulaski County, she was the daughter of the late Wayne and Mary Catherine (Neusbaum) Fitz.

She was a 1953 Pulaski High School graduate.

On Nov. 25, 1959, she married Jack Becker. He preceded her in death on July 7, 2014.

Mary Catherine was a lifelong homemaker and farmwife. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pulaski. Her hobbies included quilting, gardening, taking care of her flowers and playing the organ.

Survivors include her daughter Cathy Hagen of Burnettsville; son Rex [Brenda] Becker of Winamac; brother Wayne “Butch” [Judy] Fitz of Winamac; sister Minnie Ledford of Francesville; grandchildren: Nicholas [Lauren] Hagen of Mulberry, Mary [Sean] Walls of North Judson and Elizabeth Hagen of Burnettsville.

She was also preceded in death by her son Joseph Becker; brother William Rater; sisters: Alberta Smith and Lorna DePoy; and son-in-law Rodney Hagen.

Visitation was from 2-6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 5, at Rans Funeral Homes and Crematory, Harrison Chapel, 304 S. Chicago St., Royal Center. A Mass of Christian burial was at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 6, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pulaski. Father Leroy Kinnaman officiated. Burial took place at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Please sign Mary Catherine’s online guestbook or leave a condolence for the Becker family at

(Pulaski County Journal — Jan. 8, 2020)

Pulaski County Journal

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Winamac, IN 46996

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