Helen Mae Becker

VERONA - Helen Mae (Pulaski)Becker, age 82, died Sunday, February 10, 2013 at University Hospital surrounded by her family. Born October 20, 1930 the daughter of Magdalen (Sims) Barten and Mike Pulaski. She married Wilson Becker on October 20, 1956 in Verona. Helen was a member of St Andrews Catholic Church, the Catholic Herald and American Legion Post 144. She worked at John J Fladds, Carnes Corp, and the Verona Area Schools, retiring after 24 years of service. Helen also held many odd jobs such as; babysitting, laundry services, and small business cleaning. Helen enjoyed garage sales, fishing, gardening, feeding the birds and squirrels, country music and enjoying family get-togethers. Helen was a loving woman who cared for many. She had open arms and had an extended family far greater than any could imagine.

Survivors include children Roseann (Pete) Ott , Bernadine (Randy) Haak, Mary (Dave) Shunk, Lori (Gary) Vind, Donald (Peggy), Carol (Bob), Ronald (Ianne), Thomas (Donna), Sandra (Pat) Hubert, Donna (Wayne) Valdepena, Renee, and Lisa (Jason) Swenson; siblings Frances (Pulaski) Oksa, Frank Pulaski, Dorothy (Pulaski) and Dennis Lelm, Rosemary (Barten) Huffman and Ralph Barten; nephew Richard (Shirley) Glosemeyer; 32 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1995, her son Robert Pulaski in 1971, a stepsister Carol Ann Barten, a granddaughter Michelle, and a grandson Jeff.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at ST. ANDREW CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 N Main St, Verona, at 10:30AM on Thursday, February 14, 2013, with Father William Vernon presiding. Visitation will take place at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 220 Enterprise Dr, Verona, from 5:00PM until 8:00PM on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 and again at the church from 9:00AM until the time of Mass on Thursday. Burial at St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery.

You can only have one mother,
Patient, kind and true.
No other friend in all the world
Will be the same to you.
When other friends forsake you,
To mother you will return.
For all her loving kindness,
She asks nothing in return.
As we look upon her picture, Sweet memories we recall,
Of a face so full of sunshine,
And a smile for one and all. Sweet Jesus, take this message
To our dear mother up above.
Tell her how we miss her
And give her all our love

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Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services Verona Chapel 220 Enterprise Drive

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