NEW ULM - Rebecca "Becky" Keute, 60, of New Ulm, died Monday, September 10, 2012 at her home, with the love of her life at her side, after a two-year battle with cancer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Nicollet with Father Jeff Horejsi and Father Phil Schotzko con-celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm and will continue for one hour prior to the time of Mass at church on Friday. There will be a parish prayer service at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
To leave an online condolence for her family or to sign the guest book go to www.mvfh.org.
Becky is survived by the love of her life, Dave Epper of New Ulm; sons and daughter-in-law, Chad and Vicki Grams of Owatonna, Brett Grams of New Ulm; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; stepfather Lymen Irrgang of St. Peter; sisters, Teresa Krohn of Courtland, Barbara Rathoff of Hampton, Virginia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Curtis and Mary Sanders of Morrison, Missouri, Patrick and Deborah Sanders of Peoria, Illinois, John Sanders of Waseca, Mark Sanders of Hermantown; and by her dog Boo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law Donald Krohn; and by her stepbrother, Charles Irrgang.
Rebecca Ann Sanders was born January 16, 1952 in Mankato to Ambrose and Lorrene (Laffen) Sanders. She was a 1970 graduate of Nicollet High School. Becky was employed at 3M for over 36 years until her retirement. She then worked at Hy-Vee for the past several years. Becky enjoyed Minnesota State Hockey, Minnesota Twins, traveling to other ballparks and camping.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm and a MSU Hockey season ticket holder.