Robert L. Becker

Friday, September 9, 2022

Robert L. Becker, 97, of Cleghorn, died Aug. 9, 2022, at Cherokee Specialty Care.

Mr. Becker was born on March 6, 1925, in Le Mars, the son of Al and Maurene Becker.

He graduated from Le Mars High School and Westmar College in Le Mars.

He was married to Betty Rohlfsen in 1949, until her death in 1991. Robert was a World War II Army Veteran and later taught music in several communities in Iowa and Nebraska. They later retired in rural Marcus in 1989. After Betty’s death in 1991, he moved to Cleghorn, with his son, Kurt.

He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus.

Survivors include one son, Kurt of Cleghorn; one daughter, Lisa Lewis of San Diego, California; one brother, Louis of Iowa City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty; and three brothers, Gene, Dale, and Kenneth.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 16, at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Larry Ostercamp will officiate. Burial will be in the Le Mars Memorial Park Cemetery at Le Mars. Military rites will be performed at graveside.

Following interment, the family invites everyone back to the Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus, for refreshments and a time of fellowship.

Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.