Vivian Marie Becker, age 74 of Williamsburg, died Monday, June 13, 2016, at the Marengo Memorial Hospital. Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 17, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Oxford, with Fr. Edmund Dunn officiating. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, June 16, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Oxford, with a Vigil and Rosary service at 6 p.m. Inurnment: St. Mary's Cemetery, Williamsburg at a later date. A memorial fund has been established. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, is in charge of arrangements.
Vivian is survived by her husband Fred; her children, Sherri (Bill) Cunningham, Clinton, IA, Sandy (Kevin) Kruger, and Connie (Bryant) Becker, both of Minneola, FL, Julie (Scott) Ollendick, Lenexa, KS, John (Mary) Becker, Minden, LA, and Douglas Becker, Davenport, IA; fourteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and two sisters Verna Atkins, Cedar Rapids, IA and Mabel Elaine Moody, Tulsa, OK. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Eugene Swain who died in World War II.
Vivian Marie Swain was born December 26, 1941, in Williamsburg, Iowa, the daughter of Samuel and Pauline Hoffey Swain. She graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1960, and married Fred Becker on June 9, 1960 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Williamsburg. Vivian owned Maple Tree Corner Antiques for 25 years, and also did wallpapering and seamstress work. Vivian also assisted her husband with his business, Becker’s Remodeling. She was a Girl Scout leader, and a member of St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society in Williamsburg for 25 years. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, “Words with Friends” with family members, collecting antiques and dolls, and attending flea markets. Vivian enjoyed talking with customers, and meeting new people.