Rachel C. Becker, 72, formerly of Elkhart Lake, died Monday evening, Sept. 21, 2020 at Willowpark Place, New Holstein.
She is the former Rachel Casper, born Nov. 13, 1947, daughter of the late Sylvester and Ruth (Schreiber) Casper. Rachel attended and graduated from St. Gregory Catholic School, St. Nazianz. On Aug. 23, 1969 she married Gary L. Becker at St. Gregory Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 2017.
Rachel started working at Citizens State Bank at the age of 17, working there through numerous name changes for 48 years, until her retirement while it was known as Bank First National. She was the assistant vice president at the time of her retirement. She also worked at Country Horizons Co-op, where she loved interacting with all the customers. Rachel was active in the New Holstein Chamber of Commerce, SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church on various committees, as well as the VFW Auxiliary. She was involved with the Hermitage Conservation Club, helping Gary with many activities and working at the banquets. Rachel enjoyed playing softball for many years, continuing on to the Over 30 League. She looked forward to sturgeon fishing as well as snowmobiling. Most of all, Rachel could be found spending time with her grandchildren, being there for them whenever they needed her.
Survivors include her three children, Michael (Kellie) Becker of Elkhart Lake, Shelly (Brett) Schmitz, and Kelly (Rodney) Arnold, both of rural Elkhart Lake; three grandchildren, Michael Becker Jr. and Ashton and Aubrey Arnold; mother-in-law Delores Becker of Elkhart Lake; sisters and brothers Judy Peter of Elkhart Lake, Jane (Ronald) Binversie of Cleveland, Tom Casper (Ryan Cousins) of Australia, Mary (Dennis) Dedering of Kiel, Paul (Sue) Casper of Kiel, and Ann (Greg) Behr of New Holstein; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Donna Casper of Kiel, Kathy Casper of Kiel, Paul Meyer of Brillion, David (Anne) Becker of Elkhart Lake, Theresa (Joe) Koenig of Plymouth, and Brad (Lynne) Becker of Kiel; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary; her parents; brothers Kenneth (Betty) Casper, Donald Casper, Wayne Casper, and Joseph Casper; sister Kathryn Meyer; father-in-law Elroy Becker; and brother-in-law Dennis Peter.
Per Rachel’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27 at Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, 815 6th St., Kiel. Officiating at the service will be Joe Zenk, parish director of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.
The family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established in Rachel’s name.
The family would like to thank Mary Dietz and the Willowpark Place staff and residents for all the care and friendship. They would also like to thank Heartland Hospice for the care and compassion shown to Rachel and her family, as well as Mary Dedering for everything she did to help along the way.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.meiselwitzfh.com.