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Dorothy Becker



Dorothy P. Becker, 87, of Watertown, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at LindenGrove in New Berlin.


A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown, with Monsignor Daniel Ganshert officiating.  Burial will be at the parish cemetery.


Relatives and friends may call at the Hafemeister Funeral Home on Tuesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials would be appreciated to the charity of one's choice.


Dorothy Pauline Kocinski was born on June 22, 1924, daughter of Bronislaus and Frances (Naczek) Kocinski in Milwaukee. On June 1, 1946, she married James “Jim” A. Becker at St. Casimir’s Catholic Church in Milwaukee.


Dorothy was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown and was active in Christian Mothers. Dorothy had been employed at Value Village and Kohl’s Department Store, both in Watertown. She enjoyed sewing and baking. She loved spending time with her family, loved laughter and enjoyed life to the fullest. Dorothy always cared about everyone and had a generous heart. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.


Survivors include her five children, Ron (Jan) Becker of Elk Grove, Ill., Bob (Jan Ellis) Becker of Zionsville, Ind., Laurie (Jim) Zimmerman of McFarland, Jeff Becker of Milwaukee and Judy Koeberl of Greendale; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; along with nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Dorothy was the last member of her immediate family.


She was further preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim on July 28, 2009; a daughter-in-law, Jan (Schopf) Becker; a brother, Leonard Kocinski; and a sister-in-law, Lucy Kocinski.


The family would like to thank the entire staff of LindenGrove in New Berlin for their care and kindness to Dorothy.


Hafemeister Funeral Home, 611 E. Main St. Watertown