Leona Becker, 84, of rural Seney, Iowa passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021at Accura Healthcare of Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at the Seney United Methodist Church in Seney, Iowa. Rev. Suzi Larson will officiate. Burial will follow at the Seney Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 8, 2021 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral service on Tuesday.
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Leona Norma Marie Becker was born on December 2, 1936 in Le Mars, Iowa, the daughter of Lawrence and Wilhelmina (Ludwigs) Renken. She attended Le Mars Community High School, graduating in 1955. She then attended the Sioux City Beauty College. Leona took her first position in a beauty shop in Sioux City.
On June 28, 1958, Leona and Robert Floyd Becker were united in marriage at Christ Lutheran Church (Grant Township), rural Le Mars. They made their home on the Becker family farm near Seney, Iowa. She worked for a time at a beauty shop in Le Mars before Steven was born. Along with raising their three children, Leona assisted Bob with farming. In the 1980’s, Leona went to work at Hopkins Pharmacy (later Family Pharmacy) in Le Mars until her retirement.
Leona was a longtime member of the Seney United Methodist Church where she served on various committees. She also served on several committees with the United Methodist Women. Leona taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She served on 4-H and the Youth Committee. Leona also volunteered her time with the Senior Center by serving on its various boards.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children and their spouses, Steven and Linda Becker of Aiken, SC, Stuart and Tina Becker of New Lennox, IL and Susan and Lee Konz of Le Mars, IA; six grandchildren, Adam (Joni) Dial, Elizabeth (Michael) Basham, Kara Becker, Frank Becker, Christina Konz and Kaitelin Konz; four great-grandchildren, Brady Dial, Ansley Dial, Charlotte Basham and Gabriel Basham; sisters, Carol Freking of Topeka, KS and Lorraine (Lloyd) Borchers of Akron, IA; brothers, Fred (Joyce) Renken of Canton, KS, Richard Renken of Le Mars, IA; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry and Gloria Becker of Eagle Grove, IA; a brother-in-law, LeRoy Schultz of Le Mars, IA; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert on July 16, 2018; mother and father-in-law, Genevieve and Floyd Becker; sisters, Berniece (Walter) Schleis and Betty Schultz; and a brother-in-law, Don Freking.
Memorials may be directed to the Seney United Methodist Church, Le Mars Senior Center or Le Mars Community High School Alumni Association.