Obituaries: Wilma Elizabeth (Weisbrod) Becker

1924 ~ 2021 (age 97)

he family of Wilma Elizabeth Becker are saddened to announce her passing on Saturday, October 16th, 2021 at the age of 97. Loving wife of the late Arnold Becker, mother of Sharon (Howard) Braedner, Randy (Betty) Becker, Greg (Shelley) Becker, Dennis (Wendy) Becker, grandmother of 14, great-grandmother of 25, sister of Evelyne Sale and aunt of numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a Memorial Service for Wilma held on Friday, October 22nd from the St. Olaf Lutheran Church at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Scott Kopperud officiating. Interment will follow in the Kindersley Cemetery, followed by lunch and fellowship in the Church Hall. Masks Mandatory and the family asks all to please follow proper COVID protocols.

Wilma Elizabeth (nee Weisbrod) Becker was born on March 31, 1924, along with her twin sister Alma, on the family farm at Tregarva, Saskatchewan to Daniel and Regina Weisbrod. Wilma had six sisters and two brothers. In 1929, the family moved to Laporte.

Wilma married Arnold Becker on November 5, 1944. They were blessed with four children, Sharon, Randy, Greg, and Dennis. After farming in Hoosier and Marengo, with a short stop in Calgary, they settled on the family farm near Kindersley in 1960 where they remained until they moved into Kindersley in 1976.

Wilma was a woman of faith who was active in her church as a Sunday School teacher and superintendent, women’s group member, and an active worker for the annual Stew Supper. Her kids will remember that she and Arnold were always the last ones out of church on a Sunday morning. When she and Arnold moved to town, Wilma led a community Bible Study group in her home that many women shared over the years.

Wilma spent many hours doing crafts, from making dolls, sewing, and one of her favourites, Bunka.  She worked a Bunka picture for each of her grandchildren and many others besides. She did beautiful work.

Family was very important to Wilma.  Her home was often the place of Sunday B-B-Qs, birthday parties and other gatherings.  When the B-B-Qs were not at her place, she and Arnold would pack up the kids and go to wherever the “hamburger roast” was being held. It was a rare summer Sunday that there wasn’t a family gathering somewhere. She also enjoyed camping for a few weeks every summer with her twin sister Alma and her family, usually at Grieg Lake.

In later years, Wilma slowed down considerably.  She moved into Dawn View Court in 2004 and enjoyed living there for eleven years.  When she could no longer live independently, she moved into Heritage Manor in 2015, where she remained until her death.

Wilma will be remembered as a women of even temperament, and one who always had a plate she could put on the table if someone dropped by.

Wilma was predeceased by her husband Arnold, her parents, Daniel and Regina Weisbrod, her two brothers, Ernest and Sonny, and five of her sisters, Clara, Gertie, Esther, Erna, and Alma. She is survived by her four children, Sharon (Howard Breadner), Randy (Betty), Greg (Shelley), and Dennis (Wendy); 14 grandchildren, Faith Gaertner (Jordan), Elaine Lozinski (Darren), Linda Zolkavich (Darren), Brittany (Stephen), Camille Zavlanos (TJ), Joel (Samantha), Gary (Tammy), Jill Zurkin (Jason), Aaron (Anika), Landon (Caitlin), Tammy (Carrie), Jamie (Hayley), Carrie (Andrew), Bobbie Jo Sobun (Matt); 31 great-grandchildren, Chris, Ty, Braydon, Meghan, Lauren Campbell (Devan), Katie, Daniel, Olivia, Calista, Corban, Winnifred, Odelia, Riley, Katelyn, Kenna, Hannah, Brett, Carter, Presley, Arizona, Rhett, Blake, Austin, Tayva, Addison, Finley, Hunter, Oliver, Spencer, Lydia, and Lexi; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Kaycee and Derrik; her sister Evelyn; and many nieces and nephews.

The Bible verse which best sums up Wilma’s life is 1 Timothy 4:7-8:  “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on that day…” Enjoy your crown, Mom.

October 22, 2021
1:30 PM
St. Olaf Lutheran Church
807 – 3rd St. W
Kindersley, SK S0L1S0

Kindersley & District Health & Wellness Foundation
Box 195, Kindersley SK S0L 1S0

St. Olaf Lutheran Church
Box 716, Kindersley SK S0L 1S0

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