Esther Becker, 91, of Sheboygan, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers, WI.
Esther was born March 8, 1921 in Sheboygan to Gottlieb and Marie (Dotz) Oehlberg.
She graduated from Central High School, and was the first member of her family to graduate from the University of Wisconsin- Madison.
On September 19, 1942 Esther and Victor Becker were united in marriage, during his service in WWII. After 40 years of marriage, Victor preceded her in death in 1982.
Esther taught English and Social Studies at Urban Junior High School for many years and retired from North High School. After retirement, she volunteered as a teacher's aide at Cooper Elementary.
In her youth, she participated in many athletic activities and was an avid golfer well into her 80s. Esther participated in league play at both Town and Country and Riverdale Golf Courses. Esther was active in the University Women's Club (AAUW).
She was also a member of S.C.A.R.T.A. She was the president of the Ladies Auxillary at church and enjoyed traveling to such places as Australia, Hawaii, Europe and Ireland.
Esther is survived by her children, Randy (Lennie) Becker, Kerry (Sue) Becker, and Diane (Randall) Lassila; 8 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard (Barbara) Oehlberg; and other family and friends.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Victor, she was preceded in death by brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm at Ballhorn Chapels and Crematory, 1201 N 8th Street, Sheboygan, WI 53081. Her son-in-law, Rev. Randall Lassila will officiate. A time of visitation and support will be held Wednesday from 4:00 pm until the time of service.
A memorial fund has been established in Esther's name.