Sandra Becker, 1937 – 2019

Services will be held Tuesday, May 28, at the Bagley United Methodist Church for Sandra Kay Becker, 81, of Bagley.

Pastor Larry Monthei of Hope United Methodist Parish will offer words of comfort. Gary Haupert will be soloist, accompanied by Danille Curtis.

Casket bearers will be Sandi’s great-nephews Chase Flack, Clint Flack, Tyler Ireland, Nathan Ireland, Taylor Burkhardt, Austin McClellan, Andrew McClellan and Alex McClellan. Interment will be at the Dodge Township Cemetery in Guthrie County.

Sandra Kay Becker, 81, passed away on May 22, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

Sandi was born to Orville and Vava (Wallace) Cain on October 16, 1937. She and her younger sister Marilyn grew up on their family farm outside of Bagley. Sandi graduated from Bagley High School in 1955 and married Douglas Becker, Jr. on February 5, 1956. Doug and Sandi were blessed with two daughters, Carolyn and Cherlyn.

Sandi was a loving and compassionate mother and wife, a caring friend and a devout member of the Bagley United Methodist Church. She helped Doug farm for many years, and was an enthusiastic member of many church and community organizations, and delighted in any opportunity to gather with her friends in support of a good cause.

Sandi and Doug loved traveling, and they spent many summers camping in Colorado with their daughters. The couple traveled internationally as well, and in later years, they enjoyed exploring the Iowa countryside. The two were Nanny and Poppy to their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and they cherished spending time with them and their family most of all.

Sandi’s unshakeable faith and enduring optimism saw her through many health struggles in her later years. Her always-positive attitude and quick smile were inspiring to those around her. She brought comfort and kindness to all those lucky enough to know her− which were many, as Sandi never knew a stranger.

Sandi is preceded in death by her husband Doug; her parents Orville and Vava Cain; her sister Marilyn Hoyt; and her brothers-in-law, Ron Hoyt and Paul Rash, Jr.

She is survived by her daughters Carolyn (Jim) Schoenherr of Glidden, and Cherlyn (Mark) Miner of Perry; her grandchildren Jeremy (Melissa) Yates of Redfield, Cara (Chad) Oberholtz of Guthrie Center, and Jenny Miner and Katie Miner of West Des Moines; five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Mona Rash of Dallas, TX; nieces, nephews and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home of Jefferson assisted the family.

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