Florence Marie (Herink) BeckerNovember 1, 1930 ~ January 18, 2020 (age 89)
Funeral services for Florence Marie Becker, 89, of Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Reverend Scott Schilmoeller will be the celebrant. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m at the church. A vigil service followed by a Rosary will begin at 7:00 p.m. Home for Funerals is in charge of the arrangements.
Florence passed away peacefully with her devoted husband by her side at the Norfolk Veteran’s Home on Saturday, January 18, 2020; ironically 42 years ago to the day her mother passed away.
Florence was born on the family farm near Leigh, NE on November 1, 1930. She was the middle child of 9 of John and Mary (Moser) Herink. She attended rural school and graduated from Leigh High School in 1948. Following graduation, Florence moved to Omaha where she was employed at Mutual of Omaha.
On June 30, 1956, Florence married the love of her life Cletus Becker, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Leigh, NE. The couple made their home in Norfolk. Florence was employed at Northwestern Bank before they started their family. Then she became a full-time homemaker. Her family was her passion.
Florence was a 63-year member of Sacred Heart Parish. She was also a member of the Altar Society.
She enjoyed dancing with Cletus, supporting all her children and grandchildren’s activities and playing cards, especially bridge, which she played several times a week. Family was the most important thing to Florence and she seldom missed a family reunion. Time spent with her siblings, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews gave her much joy and she always said “Come early and stay late.” It gives us great joy knowing Heaven is preparing a grand reunion for her.
Florence is survived by her husband Cletus, of 63 years; their children and their spouses: Cindy (John) Dinkel, of Norfolk, Pat (Joyce) Becker, of Omaha, Mary Kay (Richard) Uhing, of Norfolk, Tim (Sandy) Becker, of Norfolk, and Linda (Matt) Niven, of Lincoln; 17 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; her siblings: Agnes Sucha, of Arizona, Mary Ann McMullin, of Leigh, NE, Jerome Herink, of Leigh, NE, and Phillip Herink, of Omaha, NE.
She will be met at the gates of Heaven by her parents, her sons Michael and Daniel, her grandson Cole Niven and her great grandson Carson Becker. They will be waiting for her to sing Byo-Byo again. She is also preceded in death by four siblings: Deloris Lewis, John Herink, Jr, Robert Herink and Eugene Herink.
Cletus and Florence were huge supporters of Catholic education. The family requests that donations be directed to the Cletus and Florence Becker Endowment at Norfolk Catholic Schools in lieu of flowers.