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Hazel Becher
Hazel Becher, 89, of Columbus, Nebraska, died Saturday, October 8, 2011, at her home in Columbus.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 12 at 10:30 AM at St. John's Lutheran Church (12.5 miles North) with Rev. Brad Birtell officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the Gass Haney Funeral Home and continue on Wednesday from 9:30 AM until service time at the church. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 AM at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. John's Lutheran Building Program.

Hazel was born November 27, 1921, in rural Platte County, Nebraska, near Monroe, to William and Lydia (Eisenmann) Rupp. She was baptized on September 3, 1922, at Gruetli Church southeast of Monroe, and confirmed on August 6, 1940, at St. John's Lutheran Church where she held her membership. Hazel graduated from Monroe High School in 1937. On July 14, 1940, Hazel was united in marriage to Bruno Becher at the Immanuel Lutheran Parsonage in Columbus. For over 20 years, Hazel worked at Dale Electronics. She served on the St. John's Lutheran School PTO and for years was a committee member of the church mission festival. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, raising flowers, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Hazel is survived by:
Husband - Bruno Becher of Columbus, NE
Daughter - Jo Ann (Rich) Grennan of Omaha, NE
Grandchildren - Mark (Amy) Grennan, Jodi (Peyton) Pratt, Kay (Joey) Crocker, and Karla (Brad) Dubisar all of Omaha, NE
Son - Leland Becher of Columbus, NE
Grandson - Blake Becher of Lincoln, NE
10 Great Grandchildren

Hazel was preceded in death by:
Parents - William and Lydia Rupp
Brothers - Lawrence, Earl, and Paul Rupp
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