Obit: Becker, Barbara C. (1941 – 2018)
Surnames: Becker, Bahn, Machtan, Konrardy, Kopp
Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, WI) 24 Oct 2018
Becker, Barbara C. (12 DEC 1941 – 15 OCT 2018)
Barbara C. Becker, 76, Marshfield, was called to heaven on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, surrounded by her family. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Monday. Oct. 22, at Christ Lutheran Church, Marshfield, with Rev. Daryn Bahn officiating. Burial took place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers were her sons-in-law Chris Machtan and Tom Konrardy, grandson Caden Machtan, and nephews Greg, Adam and John Becker.
Barbara Kopp was born on Dec. 12, 1941, in Chicago, Ill., to Arthur and Martha (nee Doms) Kopp. Barb’s family then moved to Spencer, where she graduated high school. In 1963, Barb met the love of her life, Donald Becker, and they married on Aug. 22, 1964. Don and Barb lived in Marshfield their whole married life and raised three beautiful daughters. Barbara worked many years in the office at Berg Equipment Company as a bookkeeper. She later worked at Lad & Lassie Playschool where she felt blessed being able to take care of her grandchildren. Barbara enjoyed scrapbooking and camping with family and friends. She spent many hours working on her genealogy and was always asking family for updated information. Barb’s greatest joy, though, was spending time with her grandchildren.
Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Donald Becker, and their children and grandchildren: Lori Machtan — Melissa, Lisa (Tom) Konrardy — Emily, and Peggy (Chris) Machtan — Gabrielle and Caden. She is further survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Martha Kopp; her parents-in-law, Arthur and Viola Becker; and one brother-in-law, Conrard Becker.
Barbara was one of the strongest women we will ever know. She battled with MS for more than 40 years. She was also a breast cancer survivor.
The family would like to thank the hospital staff at UW-Madison Hospital and Marshfield Medical Center Palliative Care Unit.
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