Shirley Becker, age 90, of Elgin, passed away on December 21, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center in Elgin, IL. Shirley was born in Elgin, IL on February 28, 1928 to her loving parents, Floyd and Laura Roth (nee King).
Shirley graduated from Elgin High School, Class of 1946. She married her late husband Alfred Becker in 1953 after they met at the Elgin Watch Factory. Together they raised two daughters and were members of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elgin.
Shirley worked for the Elgin Watch Factory and as a cook for the Elgin Day Care Center, from which she retired in 1985.
In her spare time, Shirley enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading and doing crossword puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred in 2006; sister Sylvia (Harold) Gunther; nephews David Thrun, Robert Gorham, Benmar, Clifford, and John Lessing, Mike and Steve Gunther; and nieces Cheryl Saylor and Mona Gunther.
Shirley is survived by her children, Cynthia (James) Boult and Catherine (John) Sorensen; grandchildren James Boult, Andrew (Lauren) Boult, Jill (Tyler) Michaels, and Daniel Sorensen; great-grandchildren Olivia and Evan Michaels; and nieces and nephews Carol (Ron) O’Kelley, Ken (Barb) Thrun, Debbie Gallagher, Lori (Keith) Hager, and Richard Gorham.
Visitation will be held Friday, December 28, 2018 from 10:00 AM to until time of funeral service at 12:00 PM at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120, Pastor Harold Ross officiating. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, 30W730 Hwy 20. Elgin IL 60120. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadisonfuneralhome.com.