Sister Marlys (Felice) Becker, OSF died on February 18, 2022 at the age 88.
The Memorial Mass for Sister Marlys Becker will be Monday, February 28, at 1:00 p.m. in Clare Chapel. All are invited to attend the service. Visitors will be required to wear masks. The service will be livestreamed: https://www.youtube.com/dubuquefranciscans.
Marlys, daughter of the late John and Anna (Frese) Becker, was born August 21, 1933 in Watkins, IA. She was baptized at St. Michael Church, Norway, IA and confirmed at St. Patrick Church in Watkins, IA. She joined the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque on August 25, 1952. She was received with the name Sister Mary Felice on August 12, 1953 and made her final profession of vows on August 10, 1958.
Sister received her master’s degree in guidance/counseling from Loras College, Dubuque, IA. She ministered as an educator in Iowa at Holy Trinity and St. Mary, Dubuque; St. Mary, Waterloo; Bancroft; Monticello; Meyer; and Stacyville. In Illinois, she was missioned at Niles. She served as Chaplain at Marian Health Center in Sioux City, IA.
Sister is survived by her sister, Sister Mary Ann Becker, RSM; sister-in-law Mary Becker; nieces and nephews; and her Franciscan sisters.
Sister was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Helen (Glenn) Boddicker, Hazel (Clarence) Schulte, and Ida Mae (Ralph) Houser; her brothers, George (Bernice) Becker, Wilbert (Dorothy) Becker, Louis Becker; and a brother-in-law, Mark Oberreuter.
Memorials may be given to the Sisters of St. Francis, 3390 Windsor Ave., Dubuque, IA.