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Thelma H. Mizaur Becker Rohwedder
December 15, 1918–February 19, 2013
Thelma H. Rohwedder, 94, of Anamosa formerly of Olin, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Anamosa Care Center.
Funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oxford Junction, Iowa. Family and friends called from 4:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2013 at Lahey Funeral Home in Oxford Junction. Vigil Service was at 7:00 p.m. Burial was at Olin Cemetery.
Thelma H. Rohwedder was born December 15, 1918, in Oxford Junction, Iowa to Nickolas and Rose (Novotny) Mizaur. She attended Oxford Junction schools where she graduated in 1936. In April of 1938 she was united in marriage to Howard Becker at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oxford Junction, Iowa. He passed away on January 27, 2004.
The resided in Monmouth, Iowa where Thelma was employed ten years with South Bend Fish & Tackle Co., and ten years with Nissen Cleaners in Maquoketa. She also worked nine years as a hostess for Bishops Buffet in Westroad Mall in Omaha and Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids. On September 26, 1980 she married Ervin Rohwedder at St. Jude's Church in Cedar Rapids. She retired from Bishops in 1981.
She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oxford Junction and a part of the Sanctuary Guild. She loved her beautiful flower gardens, needlework, and cooking for her family. Thelma and Erv enjoyed fishing and their precious time together. She was affectionately called "Rosie" and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye Men's basketball fan.
Thelma is survived by two sons; James (Jeannine) Becker of Fountain Hills, AZ., Robert (Jeanette) Becker of Cedar Rapids, daughter-in-law LeLynn Becker of Charleston, IL, two step-daughters; Donna Wickham of Minnetonka, MN, Rita Kelly of Springfield, IL, eleven grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Dr. Steven Becker, sisters Henrietta, Georgia, an infant sister, and one brother Robert.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 1 March 2013

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