Becky Walsh, age 62 of rural Alexandria, passed into her new life on Saturday evening, January 7, 2017 in Alexandria, MN.
Funeral services are on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 2:00 pm at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Visitation hours begin on Wed. evening at Good Shepherd Church from 4 - 7 pm and also one hour before the service on Thursday.
LIFE HISTORY FOR BECKY WALSH
Raymond and Diane (Kreminski) Dietz became parents of a beautiful baby girl on October 27, 1954 in Minneapolis, MN. They named her Rebecca Rosanne and she was one of four daughters born to this union. When the family moved to Alexandria in 1970, Becky attended and then graduated from Jefferson High School with the Class of 1972. On August 17, 1974 Becky and Ken Walsh were married at St. Mary's Church in Alexandria. Becky worked for twenty years as a waitress at Park Lane Supper Club near Carlos State Park. After raising her family, Becky took a job at Thrifty White Drug in Alexandria. She would work there for over twenty-one years and was in charge of their gift department.
Becky was so happy to become a grandmother and loved caring for her grandchildren, especially when they were babies. She also had a creative flair and enjoyed doing various craft projects, especially pottery and crocheting. She was an excellent cook, liked to read and also raised a beautiful flower garden each season. She enjoyed nature and being outdoors, whether tending her chickens or just watching the kids and her dogs play. Becky was a kind and thoughtful person who made others feel welcome and at ease. She touched many lives and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Her memory will live on in the hearts of her family, especially her husband of 42 years, Ken Walsh of Alexandria; her three children and spouses, Emily (Troy) Wolf of Eagle Bend, Dustin (Theresa) Walsh of Brainerd, A.J. (Kelsie) Walsh of Glenwood; 12 grandchildren, Anna, Marcus, Grant, Nicholas, Dillon, Averi, Mason, Saphira, Jett, Jack, Seren and Titus; her mother, Diane Dietz of Alexandria; sisters, Linda Elias of Brandon, Marilyn Dietz of Hopkins and Ginnie (Scott) Olson of Alexandria; many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father, Raymond Dietz and her grandparents.
Funeral services for Becky will take place on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alexandria with Rev. James Walburg officiating. Visitation hours are from 4 - 7 pm on Wednesday evening, Jan. 11 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alexandria and one hour before the service on Thursday afternoon. Honorary pallbearers are Linda Elias, Marilyn Dietz, Ginnie Olson, Theresa Walsh, Kelsie Walsh and Brenda Barker. Active bearers are Dustin and A.J. Walsh, Jackson Elias, Billy Walsh, John Welsh and Mike Jensen.
Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Roy-Hetland Funeral Home, Osakis, MN
January 11, 2017
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
January 12, 2017
January 12, 2017