Friday, March 31, 2017


Elsie “Anne” Becker, 93, of Medford, passed away Thursday March 30, 2017 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford.
Anne was born July 8, 1923 in Duluth, MN to Paul and Anna (Grickyak) Prisuda.
She married Otto Becker on July 8, 1942, and he preceded her in death on May 12, 2011.
Anne is survived by her daughter Georgia (Len) Symoniak of Medford, Grandchildren: Sandi (Dave) Helgeson of Granton, Shelli (Todd) Niewolny of Medford, Brenda Johnas of Merrill, Teri Jo (Chris) Schipper of Ankeny, IA, Rudolph Johnas of Merrill, 17 Great Grandchildren and 11 Great Great Grandchildren.
She is preceded further in death by her Parents, daughter Leona (Johnas) Fainper Brothers Mike, Steve and Matt, Sister Hellen Knudson, and Grandson James Johnas.
Anne’s parents passed in 1927 when Anne was 4. She then was put in St. Rose’s Catholic Orpganage in Milwaukee, and graduated from Messner High School in 1941. After graduation she worked at St. Mary’s hospital in the laundry department. Then went on to Halprog Stocking Co. Otto and Anne also owned their own dairy, beef and bee farm, which Anne was a big part of.
She enjoyed reading, embroidery, baking, dancing and spending time in her garden and flowers.
Per Anne’s request, cremation rites have been accorded and no services will be held.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at