Carol Jean Becker, 76, of Cedar Rapids died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy.
Carol was born on June 20, 1939 in La Porte City the daughter of Henry and Mary Benda Frericks. She graduated from La Porte City High School in 1957. Carol married Francis “Fritz” Becker on June 29, 1957 in La Porte City. She retired in 2007 as Food Service Manager at Franklin Middle School after 25 years with the Cedar Rapids Community School District. She had worked previously for Collins Radio Company and The Progress Review newspaper in La Porte City.
Carol is survived by her husband Francis “Fritz”; six children, Rod (Kathy) of Davenport, Mark, Brian, Chris (Jeannie), Andrea (Doug) Dukes, and Doug (Paula) all of Cedar Rapids; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; four brothers, Don (Sandy) Frericks of Blue Grass, Melvin (Mary Jo) Frericks of Cedar Rapids, Marvin (Dorothy) Frericks of Denver, and Irvin (Barbara) of Hesperia, CA; sister, Pat (Lee) Teachout of Greenville, WI; sister-in-law, CJ Frericks of Springville; close friend, Marsha Marchant; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Elizabeth VanTomme, a brother, Glen, and granddaughter Mariah.
Services: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, at Teahen Funeral Home by Rev. Stasia Fine of New Disciples Christian Church. Burial: Westview Cemetery, LaPorte City with a luncheon at the Rusty Pig following the graveside services. Friends may visit with the family on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday after 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Carol loved getting her family together during the summer and for holidays. She enjoyed antiquing, collecting depression dishes and salt and pepper sets.
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