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Luena H.S. Staley
        QUINCY, Pa. - Luena H. Stymiest Staley, 85, a resident of Quincy United Methodist Home, and formerly of Penn National Estate, Fayetteville, Pa.,  died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1996, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.  Born Jan. 6, 1911, in Mont Alto, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James Albert and Alberta Miley Stymiest. She lived her early life in Mont Alto.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Staley. They were married in February 1930.   She was a 1929 graduate of Quincy High School. She lived in Baltimore, Orlando, Fla., and Waynesboro. She was a member of Pine Castle United Methodist Church in Orlando and  Otterbein United Methodist Church in Mont Alto.
 She did volunteer work at Orlando hospitals and Quincy United Methodist Home.  She is survived by one daughter, Donna L. Geatches of Falls Church, Va.; one son, Paul A. Staley of Fayetteville; four sisters, Delma Stymiest and Beatrice Stymiest, both of Mont Alto, Eunice Shirey of Valley Forge, Pa., and Amelita Koller of Fayetteville; one brother, Staat "Tally" Stymiest of Mont Alto; six grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Queba Ott; and two brothers, James Stymiest and George Stymiest.  Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Pastor James C. House will officiate. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the building fund of Otterbein United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 459, Mont Alto, Pa. 17237.

from The Herald-Mail, Friday, November 29 edition







Frederick Ernest Becker
            Oldham, SD  -  Frederick Ernest Becker was born in Mickelenburg, Swerigen, Germany, July 4, 1852, being son of Fred and Sophia Becker.  As an infant he was baptised in the Lutheran church of Germany and upon reaching the age of discretion he was confirned in this his baptismal covenant.  In the year 1869, at the age of 17, he came to the United States, accompanied by his parents, the family locating at Elkader, Iowa.  Here he resided for ten years, until in 1879 he moved westward to Luverne, MN.  In the year 1881 the Becker family came to South Dakota where the deceased filed a claim and homesteaded northeast of Oldham, which place continued to be his home until 1913 when he moved to Oldham, where he lived until the time of his death.  Five years after his arrival in South Dakota, in 1886, he was united in marriage to Miss Amelia Kuehn, who after 9 years of wedded life died January 1895, leaving her husband and four children, two little girls Amelia and Emma, having died as children, but two still living, Mrs. Fred Bernstein and Mrs. Joe Longville both of Oldham, SD.  In 1896 he was married to Mrs. Minnie Thompson, who died the following year after 11 months of wedded life with the deceased.  In the year 1898 he was married to Mrs. Pauline Hirchert Wesenberg, which widow survives her husband.  To this union were born four children, all living: Frd and Rudoph both of Oldham, Mrs. John Mulvihill and Mrs. Roy Harder, both of Sioux Falls, Mr. Albert Becker of Sioux Falls, a stepson.  About 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, February 1, Mr. Becker died very suddenly while at his farm where the men were shelling corn.  He leaves to mourn his loss, his widow, seven children, 16 grandchildren, besides a large number of relatives and friends.  He was buried in St. Andrews cemetery, northeast of Oldham.  Mr. Beckers passing at the age of 74 marks the departure of another of the pioneers of Kingsbury county.  Coming to this country as a young man, he wresteled with poverty and the many hardships of pioneer life, making for himself and family a home, and in his way as a farmer contributing to the upbuilding of this virgin country in the west.  He early became a member of the German Lutheran church to the south of Oldham and in January 1922, he was transferred to the Oldham Lutheran congregation.  Mr. Becker's last years have been marked by a gradual decline in his health.  Two or three strokes of paralysis were but distant warnings that his end was not far distant.  The angel of death cut short his earthly career thus warning us all that our days are faster than the weaver's shuttle.  He has gone to the land from which no wanderer returns until the trumpet of the arch angel Gabriel shall call everyone back to life again.  Peace be with his remains.  Out of town relatives who were in attendance are Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Becker and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Mulvihill and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Harder all of Sioux Falls, Mrs. Minnie Linde of Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wesenberg of Canova, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sorenson of Mobridge.

taken from typed page noted as BFHD00006
in Steve Stymiest's Becker files







Paulina Emlie Wesenberg
        Funeral services were held in Howard Tuesday of last week for Mrs. Fred Becker, 84, who died in the Madison Hospital.  Services were conducted by Rev. Wayne ?unn and Rev. Elton Walth at St. John's Lutheran church, Concord.  Internment was in St. John's cemetery, Howard.  Pallbearers wer ?arl and Walter Thurow, Henry and Duane Becker and Ronald Hill and Virgil Bernstein.  Paulina Emlie, daughter of Carl and Henrietta Wesenberg, was born Dec 25, 1875 in Caldonia, Minnesota.  She was baptised and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.  She moved with her parents, 8 sisters and one brother to Miner County.  In 1895 she married Albert Hirchert and to this union a daughter and one son were born.  The daughter died in infancy and her husband passed away in 1897.  On May 20, 1898 she married Fred Becker of Oldham.  Mr. Becker died February 1, 1927.  She made her home with her children until 12 years ago when she moved to Madison.  The las four and one half years she spent in the hospital.  She is survived by 3 sons, Albert of Sioux Falls, Fritz of ?unsmeir, California, Rudolph of ?ew Hall, California, 3 daughters Helena Bernstein of Oldham, Mrs. Joe Longeville of Visalia, California, Mrs. Roy Harder of Ramona, ?? grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, 2 sisters Mrs. Hannah Becker of Watertown and Mrs. Henrietta Sorensen of Mobridge.  One daughter Mrs. J. J. Mulvihill and 2 grandchildren preceded her in death.  She died jan 16, 1960.  She and her parents moved to Miner County in 1886.  She was a very small person and very neat and trim, an excellent housekeeper and a good cook.  She always wore earrings, her ears were pierced, one time when she was quite sick and we were taking her to the hospital, she had to put her earrings on before we could go.  She sang german songs to us sometimes. She never learned to read or write.  Her hobby was making quilts.

Taken from typed page noted as BFHD00007
in Steve Stymiest's Becker files



Florence Dinges

Mrs. Florence Becker
520 North Springs Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
Died: January 26, 1986
Age: 88 years, 2 months, 9 days

Prayer Service
7:00 pm Monday, January 27, 1986
George Boom Funeral Home
Sioux Falls, SD
Rev. Al Krzyzopolski, Officiating

Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 am Tuesday, January 28, 1986
St. Joseph's Cathedral
Sioux Falls, SD
Rev. Al Krzyzopolski, Celebrant

Internment
Hills of Rest Memorial Park
Sioux Falls, SD

Active Pallbearers
Don Becker  -  Mike Becker
Tim Becker  -  Tom Hanson
Phil Becker  -  Charlie Metzger

Honorary Pallbearers
Larry Vosika  -  Randy Vosika
Dennis Vosika







        Florence C. Becker, daughter of John and Julia Dinges was born November 17, 1897 at Odebold, IA.  At an early age she moved with her family to Oldham, SD.  She married Frederick Edward Becker on April 23, 1921 at St. Paul, Minnesota.  They moved to California where they lived until retiring to Sioux Falls in 1968.  She was a member of St. Joseph's Cathedral and the Senior Citizens.  Grateful for having shared her life are her son Bud Becker of Sioux Falls, SD; 2 daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Lois) Hanson of Sioux Falls, and Mrs. A. D. (Deloras) Vosika of Medford, OR; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-great grandchildren; 4 sisters Loretta Irvine, Dorothy Wisdom, Gladys Krueger and Leila Young all of California; and a host of other relatives  She was preceded in death by her husband on July 15, 1977.  Relatives and friends are invited to gather with the family at the St. Joseph Chapel Hall following committal service.

Taken from document noted as BFHD00010
in Steve Stymiest's Becker files


Sharon Stymiest

A tribute published in the pages of
The Daily Journal, Rapid City, SD, Mar 12, 1996

Entered Into Eternal Rest
Friday, Feb. 23, 1996

Sharon R. Stymiest, 57, Deadwood, died Friday, Feb. 23, 1996
at her home in Deadwood after a lengthy illness.
Survivors include her husband, Darrell Stymiest, Deadwood;
a son, Steven Stymiest, Charlotte, NC; a daughter-in-law, Gloria Stymiest, Charlotte;
a daughter, Tammy Stymiest, Deadwood; four grandsons, Robert Sigety and
Joshua Sigety, both of Deadwood; and Brandon Stymiest and Adam Stymiest,
both of Charlotte; and brothers-in law and sisters-in-law, Denton and Kathy Stymiest, Sturgis;
Dihl and Pat Hougland, Huron; Glenna Boyd, Oldham, and
Arvid and Sherry Straatmeyer, Lennox; and many nieces, nephews
and good friends.

Her body was cremated.  There will be no services


 


 


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