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Rebecca 'Becky' Keute

September 12, 2012
The Journal

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.

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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.



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