Patricia Becker

February 20, 1941 - August 24, 2020


Patricia Becker, age 79 of Bode passed away on August 24, 2020, at her home surrounded by family. 

Private Family Mass of the Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joseph. Public graveside services followed at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, with a time of fellowship at the St. Joseph School. Visitation was 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the church with social distancing practices being followed. 

Patricia Valeria O’Brien, was born Feb. 20, 1941, in Algona, Iowa. She graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School in 1958. On Nov. 30, 1968, Pat was united in marriage with Allan J. (Al) Becker at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, and resided in Cedar Rapids until 1974 when the family moved to Humboldt. In 1976, Pat opened the original Home Federal Savings & Loan branch in Humboldt. In 1985 she became branch manager of the Northwest Federal Savings Bank in Humboldt, and retired as vice president in 2007, and continued to help her husband farm. She then served as a board member of West Fork Services until 2009. As a dedicated professional, she loved making a positive impact on the community and served as a member of the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Ladies Society Treasurer, Humboldt Athletic Board Booster and the Humboldt Noon Kiwanis. 

Pat was passionate about her family, community and faith. She loved the outdoors, family vacations and spending time with grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling whenever possible and was always open for a new adventure and loved living life. 

Left to cherish Pat’s memory are her husband of 51 years, Al; children, Deb Becker-Gatrost and her husband Chip of Ankeny, Sue Fevold and her husband Mark of Bode and David Becker and his wife Gena of Humboldt; grandchildren, Bryce (Courtney) and Nathan Russell, Reid Taggart, Dylan and Sydney Gatrost; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sandy White of Spirit Lake. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Sylvia O’Brien; two sisters, Sharon Lemkee of Irvington and Mary Hejlik of Nashville, Ill.; and brothers-in-law Gene Lemkee of Irvington and Ron White of Sioux City. 

The Lentz Funeral Home in Algona is serving the family. Condolences may be left at

Kossuth County Advance

14 E. Nebraska St.

Algona, IA 50511  

Phone: (515) 295-3535

Fax: (515) 295-7217

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