Leona B. Becker, 81, of Stetsonville, died Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Aspirus Hospital in Medford.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, November 11 at Hemer-Pickerign Funeral Home in Medford. Burial will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Stetsonville.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m., Thursday at the funeral home.
She was born July 2, 1940 in Phoenix, AZ to Viola (Poleymana) and Howard Seimatewa.
On February 23, 1961, Leona married Carl W. Becker Sr. in San Diego, CA at the USMC Recruit Dept. where Carl was stationed.
In 1962, Leona and Carl moved back to Wisconsin and bought a small farm in the town of Little Black. They later purchased a larger farm in the town of Hammel and farmed there until 1979. They then moved to Abbotsford until they retired, then moved to Tomahawk. Carl preceded Leona in death in 2010, and she moved back to the Stetsonville area to be near her children and grandchildren.
Leona had a strong work ethic, working as a farmer, nurse's aide at Medford Hospital, cooking/baking for several local cafes, ending her work career at Phillips Plastics.
Leona enjoyed baking, playing bingo, sewing, going to craft shows, thrift shopping, going to garage sales, camping and eating out at restaurants, especially if it was Mexican. She enjoyed attending the symphony which reminded her of a dear family friend. Her favorite holiday was Halloween where she often won the costume contest at Phillips Plastics. She loved to laugh and did so often. Her most cherished time was spent with her family. She will be dearly missed.
Survivors include five children, Norma “Jean” (Jim) Thums of Medford, Carl Jr. (Laura) Becker of Owen, Louise Becker (John Svejda) of Abbotsford, Calvin (Jennifer) Becker of Stetsonville, and Cheryl (Travis) Anderson of Wausau; a sister, Violet White of Phoenix, AZ; brother-in-law, Jim (Brenda) Becker of Tomahawk; 13 grandchildren, Phoebe (Matt) Krueger, Andrea (Dustin) Dahl, Casey (Andrew) Thums-Haak, Shannon (Michael) Clark, Fashan (Jeff) Holtz, Logan, Jennah and Abraham Becker, Alyssa (Bryce) Schoenborn, Joshua and Kyle Klemm, Jared Zastrow, Gabriella Howard; 28 great-grandchildren, Brody, Lincoln and Charlie Dahl, Michael Jr., Adam, Angela (Denzel), Johnathan, Daniel and Madilyn Clark, Noah, Sean and Sage Cabe, Isabella Long, Sophia Holtz, Landen Becker, Skylar Welch, William, Bennett and Maxwell Schoenborn, Cleo Becker, Summer Jansen, Impala and Christian Klemm, Autumn Jansen, Kyzah, Nova, Chevelle and Dayton Klemm; great-great-grandchildren, Gianna Meyers and Bella Loskot; her canine companion, Lucy; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl Sr. on August 2, 2010; brothers, Calvin, Charles, Howard Jr. and Johnathan; sister, Sally; and brothers and sisters-in-law.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated and may be designated to Hope Hospice, Medford.
Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.
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