Allene Becker, 85, of Dell Rapids passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Her funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013 at the United Methodist Church, Dell Rapids. Interment will be in the Dell Rapids Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Kahler Funeral Home.
Allene Isaacs was born on April 12, 1927 at Austins Ville, VA, the daughter of Clyde and Willie Isaacs. She grew up in Galax, VA and graduated from Galax High School in 1945. She attended college in Bluefield, WV for two years. She worked at different jobs until she enlisted in the Air Force in 1950. She served as a high level communications specialist during the Korean Conflict earing the National Defense Service Medal and the Air Force Service Medal. While in the Air Force, she met Gerald Becker of Egan, SD. They married on January 28, 1955 at Luverne, MN. They lived in Sioux Falls and later in 1955 they moved to Dell Rapids. She worked as a bookkeeper for L. G. Everist and Dr. Robert Merkley for many years. She married Albert Boeve on April 12, 1986 at Dell Rapids. They lived in Baltic. Mr. Boeve died in 1994. She then moved back to Dell Rapids.
She was a member of the Dell Rapids United Methodist Church, Dell Rapids American Legion, the Dell Rapids Golf Course and served on the Dell Rapids Ambulance service.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.
Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Jack (Charlotte) Lawrence of Galax, VA, Steve (Ilene) Becker of Albuquerque, NM, Tony (Dianne) Becker of Brookings and Brian (Jackie) Becker of Walcott, ND; her 8 grandchildren; her 4 great granddaughters and her brothers, Grayson of Jacksonville, FL, Joe of Independence, VA and Ray of Galax, VA.
Memorials may be directed to the Dell Rapids Library or the VA. www.kahlerfh.com