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Rosella I. Becker Feb. 20, 1921 - Nov. 3, 2008

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MONTEVIDEO -- Rosella Irene Becker, 87, of Montevideo died Monday at the Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital.

The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Salem Lutheran Church in Montevideo. Burial will be in the Sunset Memorial Cemetery.

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Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Anderson Funeral Home of Montevideo is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Feb. 20, 1921, in Stoneham Township, Chippewa County, to Anton and Lina (Kortgard) Grove. She attended country school.

On Sept. 30, 1940. she married Herman Becker in Clara City. They farmed south of Clara City until 1955, when they moved to a farm northwest of Sacred Heart. They lived and farmed there until moving to Montevideo in 1975. She had been a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clara City and Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart and was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Montevideo at the time of her death. She was involved in church women's groups.

She is survived by her husband; three daughters: Mardell Rand of Granite Falls, Marilynn (and Myron) Partington of Apple Valley and Cheryl (and Don) Knutson of Maynard; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son-in-law: Dwayne Rand; three brothers; two sisters; and two infant great-grandsons.

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