Tanna L. Becker

SAVANNA – Tanna L. Becker, 64, of Savanna, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

She was born Jan. 18, 1948, in Wichita, Kan., the daughter of Don A. and Mary A. (Rowe) Brown. She married Craig Becker. Tanna devoted her life to children. She worked in child care and education for more than 20 years. She was an avid bird-watcher and loved nature. She was loved by her family and will be missed by all.

Survivors include her husband, Craig, of Savanna; three sons, Matthew Becker of Dixon, Brian (Christine) Becker of Cherry Valley and John (Jen) Biggs of Rochelle; daughter, Lori (Matthew) Goken of Dixon; brother, Larry (Barb) Brown of Mason, Texas; and four grandchildren, David and Melissa Goken, Isabella Biggs and Brock Anthony Becker.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., followed by a private family memorial service at 2 p.m., Saturday at Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Mendota.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made in memory of Tanna Becker to support GI cancer surgery research at Northwestern University. Checks may be payable to Northwestern University and mailed to Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Attn: Courtney Weeks, 420 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611.