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Funeral services will take place on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM (Mountain).

Rush Funeral Home
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Cemetery
Wall, South Dakota
A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 30 at the Rush Funeral Home in Wall.

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In memory of

Irene Becker

of Wall, South Dakota, died on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 91

Irene Clink Becker was born to Chester and Eunice (Schreckenghaust) Clink on December 28, 1925 at Marcus, South Dakota.

Irene went to school in Marcus county and later graduated from the Piedmont High School in 1943. She attended Black Hill’s Teacher’s College and taught school for many years. Irene taught in the Huron Township at the Geigle School from 1943 to 1944.

Irene was united in marriage to William “Bill” Becker on April 8, 1944, in Rapid City, South Dakota and to this union one daughter was born, Helen.

Irene was a wife and homemaker all her life. She was a very active lady, but on July 4, 2001 she had a stroke which limited her abilities. She was able to stay home until 2007 when she became sick and entered the hospital and then moved to the nursing home where she resided until her death.

Survivors include one daughter, Helen Crawford of Wall; a special niece, Wendy Blair; a favorite great-great-niece, Samantha Blair; a great-great-nephew, Kristopher Blair; and a host of other family and special friends that have been a part of Irene’s life throughout the years.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bill on November 22, 2001; her parents; three brothers, Jerry, Warren, and Donnie; one sister, Caryl Reeve; and a sister-in-law, Carolyn Clink.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 30 at the Rush Funeral Home in Wall.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 1 at the Rush Funeral Home in Wall.

Interment will be at the Wall Cemetery.

Thursday, November 30 - 5-7 p.m.
with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.
Rush Funeral Home
Wall, South Dakota

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.
Rush Funeral Home
Wall, South Dakota

Pastor Kathy Chesney

Cindy Nuzum - Vocalist
"Amazing Grace"
"How Great Thou Art"
"Just A Closer Walk With Thee"

Dean Hinzman - Dale Sawvell - Dan Turgeon
Tom Shull - Scott Baye - Joel Stephens

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

Wall Cemetery
Wall, South Dakota

  • my heart goes out to Helen god really has a special angel she is watching over us all prayers to family and friends ~ Patty Hauk HotSprings S.D. (7/20/2018)
  • Helen
    We are so blessed to have gotten to know dear Irene so well. She holds a special place in our hearts. She took us all in like her own when we first started visiting the Nursing Home with daycare kids several years ago. She watched our kids grow up and always greeted them with a smile and hand shake.
    God crossed our paths again when I began working at the Nursing Home recently. She was a great lady, always a smile and a friendly hello all while greeting you with an "I'm Terrible!"
    Thank you for your kindness to our family and may you never forget the wonderful legacy of love your mom left with us
    God's blessings
    David, Michelle, Kelcey, Katie and Lukas Butler
    ~ Michelle Butler Philip SD (11/29/2017)
  • Helen, I'm very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. ~ Lee Ferguson Colton, SD (11/29/2017)
  • Sending a prayer that God will give you comfort now and peace in day to come. Will miss Irene. Remember the days when we were young and visited back and forth. Always remember the good times. My deepest sympathy to you. ~ Ester & Gene J. Wall (11/29/2017)
  • We are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May the memories of the times you shared bring you comfort in the days ahead. You are in our prayers. ~ Steve & Kristen Elwood La Junta, CO (11/28/2017)
  • Helen, sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you. ~ Andrew Eisenbraun Rapid City, SD. (11/28/2017)
  • we are so sorry about your mom you and I was just talking about her the other day and we really loved her. ~ Phil & Joann Stark Cottonwood,SD (11/28/2017)
  • It was a privileged to care for Irene while she resided in our nursing home! She was a joy! ~ Carmen Fees Philip (11/28/2017)
  • What a wonderful lady she was, always had a smile on her face. We enjoyed our trip to Wall Drug with her, always had to drive by her house in Wall. Was lucky to see her one more time on Friday for one last hug. Helen hold on to all the wonderful memories. God bless. ~ Les & Joann Pearson Philip, SD (11/28/2017)
  • Irene was the last 1st cousin on my dad's side of the family. In our younger days they came to our house many times and we would make home made ice cream. never was around her much after the family moved from Stoneville to Piedmont. Kept in touch. Will miss the phone calls that I would make. ~ Harold D. Shreckenghaust Belton Mo. (11/28/2017)
  • Oh my, I find it hard to believe this sweet soul and precious lady are gone from us. My dear Helen; my heart is with you as she was not only your mother but your best friend and you so freely shared her with all of us. Thank you dear one. Know that this time with both of you has been nothing short of joyous.
    May you be comforted with peace that passes understanding during this sad time. And may you feel wrapped in the warmth of your heavenly Father's love.
    ~ Rebecca Williams Philip (11/28/2017)
  • So sorry to hear about Irene. She was one of my favorites when I was a bath aide!!! She lit up the room when she entered!!!! Love and Prayers to all of you!!!! She will be missed!!! ~ Karen Nelson Philip (11/28/2017)
  • Helen - Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Irene was a great woman! ~ Dick & Pam Johnson (11/28/2017)
  • Helen,
    My Deepest Sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Fawna (Geigle) Goff Sturgis, SD (11/28/2017)
  • Sending prayers to all her family. Irene was a sweetheart and will be missed. ~ Christy Park Philip (11/28/2017)
  • Irene was always my favorite resident when I worked at the hospital/nursing home. She was such a wonderful woman with a beautiful soul. We shared many laughs and I will never forget her laugh and smile!! ~ TJ Deuter Pierre SD (11/28/2017)
  • Sorry to read of her passing. Irene was brought out by the great staff of the nursing home and spent a few hours fishing at our place. She loved every minute of it! May she Rest In Peace. ~ Glenn and Rita OConnell Philip (11/28/2017)