LORRAINE ILTZ BECKER Entered into eternal rest on October 7, 2016 surrounded by her family. Lorraine Iltz Becker was born to George Iltz Jr and Katie Kissler Iltz September 23, 1931. She grew up in Odessa, a small farming community settled mainly by Germans from Russia. Lorraine graduated from Odessa High School in 1949, and went to work for the telephone office in Odessa. When the Odessa office closed at the end of the year, she transferred to Ritzville. Lorraine met Lorane Becker, who was working at the Safeway Store and they were married January 7, 1951. Lorane went on to manage stores in Ritzville, Walla Walla, Richland, Pasco and Kennewick. Lorraine is survived by her husband of 65 years, Lorane Becker of Kennewick, and two daughters Lynnell Rogers ( Yantzee Everett), of Kennewick, and Laurice May (Rick) of Spokane. Grandchildren: Nicole Rogers of Phoenix Arizona, Andrea Rogers Peterson of West Richland, and Erick May of Spokane. Sisters-in-law: Dorothy Iltz Frederick of Odessa, Janice Iltz, Donna Iltz, and Ruth Becker Gust of Ritzville, brother-in-law Delmar Becker (Liz) of Spokane, along with numerous nieces and nephews. A special thank you to niece, Susan Praetorius Ballo of Kennewick who was always there for us. Lorraine is also survived by a very special friend from first grade on, Marion King Pfeiffer of Yakima. Preceding Lorraine in death were her parents, 5 brothers, Leonard, Elmer, Harvey, Marvin and Dean, and a much loved sister, Louella Iltz Praetorius. Lorraine was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church and First Lutheran Church in Kennewick. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice House at the Chaplaincy, 1480 Fowler St, Richland WA, or First Lutheran Church of Kennewick, 418 N Yelm Kennewick WA. Graveside services will be held October 19 at 1 pm at Ritzville Lutheran Cemetery, with memorial services to follow at Danekas Funeral Home, 207 E Main, Ritzville.
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