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Nancy Becker, 83, Westfield

July 24, 2018

Nancy Ann (Tyree) Becker, 83, of Westfield, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 20, 2018, at Harris Villa Assisted Living.

Nancy was born June 2, 1935, to Daniel & Lorraine in Antigo. She grew up in Racine and attended college in Whitewater earning her teaching credentials. She married Robert (Bob) Becker on Aug. 24, 1957, and they had four children. Nancy was a school teacher and principal and went on to be a substitute teacher for several years. When they lived in Milwaukee she worked for the telephone company first as a directory assistance operator and later in customer service and fraud investigation. In the late 1970s they moved to Westfield where they built a home and a business. Nancy took care of the books for Becker Auto Service for many years and then started her own business, Nancy’s New to You. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church serving in the Sunday school and as the treasurer for many years.

Taking care of her children and home were her highest priority and then, later, her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the brightest lights in her life. She could be counted on to care for any of them at a moment’s notice. Bob and Nancy enjoyed over 60 years together, living in several communities before settling in Westfield. They loved to travel by motor home with friends and visiting casinos wherever they went. Later they built a new home in the village of Westfield together as their retirement home. Nancy went to live at Harris Villa after suffering a stroke and developing dementia. Bob spent time with her there every day until he passed away. She will be missed and remembered by her family and friends.

Survivors include her three children, Joni (John) Wilson, Westfield, Tom (Dorothy) Becker, Westfield and Iris Winslow, Washington; seven grandchildren, Erik Becker, Lindsay (Ryan) Becker, Jacob (Stephanie) Wilson, Jordan Wilson, Kristie (Joe) Reichard, Kimberly Becker and Kelsey Becker; five great grandchildren, Maddie and Haylie Becker, Josie, Jessa and Jase Wilson; one brother, Daniel “Bud” (Diane) Tyree; one sister, Barbara Colbert; many other relatives and friends. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son, Robert Becker Jr.

A memorial visitation for Nancy will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Faith United Methodist Church in Westfield.

A memorial service for Nancy will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Faith United Methodist Church in Westfield with the Rev. Joan Frost officiating. Inurnment will be in Riverside “Lawrence” Cemetery, town of Westfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Faith United Methodist Church in Westfield. Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Westfield is serving the family. For online obituaries and condolences visit www.steinhaushollyfuneralhome.com

Special appreciation to the staff at Harris Villa and the Agnesian Hospice Care for all the love and care provided to Nancy.

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