In Memory of Donna Becker
Donna Jean Becker, 80, of Turtle Lake died Monday, March 25, 2019, at Pioneer Nursing Home. She was born December 17, 1938, in Tilden, WI to George and Evelyn (Geissler) Goulet. Donna lived in Tilden until she was four before moving to Turtle Lake.
She graduated from Turtle Lake High School in 1956 and worked in the Twin Cities until 1958. She was married in Turtle Lake, WI on October 18, 1958, to Harland Becker.
Donna was a stay at home mom busy raising her 6 delightful children until they purchased and moved out to the farm in 1978. Her life on the farm helped her realize that she enjoyed reading far more than milking cows. In the early '80s is when she began working at the Turtle Lake School as a special education teacher's aide. Donna had a great love for her job and later retired. Donna enjoyed spending her time bowling, going to the movies, the Red Barn Theater, gardening, going out to dinner with friends and family, watching out the back deck at the local wildlife, and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Harland of Turtle Lake; 6 children: Veronica (Bob) Davison of Highwood, MT, Tom (Mary) Becker of Turtle Lake, Tim (Tina) Becker of Almena, Cheryl (Wally) Peetz of Clayton, Jim (Lori) Becker of Turtle Lake, and Jason (Mel) Becker of Clear Lake; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 5 sisters: Dolores Hulsman of Bradenton, FL, Eileen (Wilbur) Boos of Chippewa Falls, Gladys Pabst of Turtle Lake, Mary Jane (Gerard) LaMere of Osceola and Lorene (Peter) Lee of Stillwater, MN; sister-in-law, Marge Goulet; nieces, nephews, and many other family and friends. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, George and Evelyn Goulet; her brother, Gilmore Goulet; brothers-in-law, James Hulsman and Ray Pabst; grandson, Nick Davison, and great-grandson, Andrew Ebner.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday, April 1, 2019, at St. Ann Catholic Church - Turtle Lake with Father Tom Thompson officiating. Visitation will be from 3-6 PM Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Skinner Funeral Home - Turtle Lake, and one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery. Pallbearers are Nate Davison, Brian Peetz, Derrick Becker, Jacob Becker, Lukas, and Kasey Becker. Honorary pallbearers are Nick Davison, Lindsey Hanson, Heather Perrault, Heidi Wilson, Hannah Weber, Molly Becker, Samantha Ebner, Stephanie Swanson, Jennifer Anderson, Kimberly Peetz, Jillian Dicke, and Jamie Becker
Skinner Funeral Home of Turtle Lake is serving the family.