Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 27th, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. Rev. Magrey deVega will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the church on Saturday. Visitation will be on Friday from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. with the family present from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Lois was born on April 6, 1912 at the home of her parents, Walter W. & Jessie (Peters) Simmons in Pilot Township, Cherokee County. She attended country school, Pilot #6, through the eighth grade , and graduated from Cherokee Wilson High School in 1929. She then taught country school for eight years. Lois married Ronald Becker on May 29, 1937 in Aurelia. She and her husband farmed near Aurelia for a few years, and then farmed her family's farm in Pilot Township for many years. They retired from the farm in 1979 and moved to Cherokee. Lois was a member of tSt. Paul's United Methodist Church, and was an active memeber of church circles and the Friendly Neighbor Club. She enjoyed crewel embroidery, baking apple pie and cinnamon rolls ,and was well known for her homemade noodles.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ronald,on April 8, 2002; and her brothers Beryl and Dale Simmons.
She is survived by her four children - Karen Magnussen and her husband Dale of Larrabee, Jim Becker and his wife Bette of Naples, Fla., Russ Becker and his wife Angie of Cherokee, andTerry Becker and his wife Denise of Sun Prairie, Wisc.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great -grandchildren; one great-great -granddaughter; one sister, Phyllis Torrey and her husband Bob of Cherokee; and several nieces and nephews.