Bonita G. “Bonnie” Becker, age 77, of Edgerton, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison. She was born in Osseo, Trempeleau County on August 3, 1941, the daughter of George and Etheleen (Stubbe) Andrus. Bonnie married Melvin E. Becker on March 2, 1958 in Osseo. Bonnie worked at the bowling alley in Osseo and after moving to Edgerton, she worked at Borg’s in Fort Atkinson. She and Melvin farmed in Albion Township raising tobacco and other cash crops and also owned and operated the 3 B’s bar in Janesville. Together they served as King and Queen of the Tobacco Heritage Days in 1998. She loved all her kids, making dinner for the family and enjoyed working in her flower gardens and making crafts.
She is survived by her children: Cheri Becker of Loyal, WI, Debbie (John) Schneider of Evansville, Lori (Dave) Knutson and Barb (Rod) Hanson both of Janesville, Brian (Denise) Becker of Eau Claire, and Jamie (Renae) Becker of Edgerton; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; step-mother, Lucille Andrus of Osseo; 2 siblings,; Linda (Dale) Lone of Fairchild and Spencer (Bonnie) Andrus of Strum; step-siblings: Siri (fiance’ Darrel Smith) Andrus, Clay (Cindy) Andrus both of Osseo and Duane “Pinto” (Paula) Andrus of Siren, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Norman “Tom” Becker; 3 siblings: Steven, Keith and Cheryl; infant, Bonnie Joanne; step-father, Vernon Gran; and step-brother, Dave Gran.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at the APFEL EHLERT FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, 315 Lord St. (Hwy 51) Edgerton. Rev. Jerry Pribbenow will officiate and burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the APFEL EHLERT FUNERAL HOME and again on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. For on-line condolences and guestbook: www.apfelfuneral.com.