Tanya M. Becker

Tanya M. Becker

Oct 21, 1968 – Feb 20, 2017


Survived by husband, Patrick L. Becker; children, Jason and Ellie; parents, Michael and Kathryn Farrens; siblings, Bryan Farrens and Scott Farrens (Trista); father-in-law and mother-in-law, Neil and Paula M. Becker.


The family will receive friends Thursday, Feb. 23rd from 6:15pm to 7:30pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7:30pm at the church. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Friday, Feb. 24th at 11am, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Entombment, Resurrection Mausoleum. Memorials to the Becker Children Education Fund.


  • Jennifer Kennedy Posted February 20, 2017 7:39 pm

    Pat, Jason, and Ellie,

    Know that you are in my prayers and that the entire SJS school is mourning with you. My deepest sympathies for your loss.

  • Tom and Lisa Haley Posted February 20, 2017 10:25 pm

    Praying God’s loving arms surround you and comfort you in your loss. Our deepest sympathies.

  • Mary J Boelman Posted February 20, 2017 11:28 pm


  • Sue ketzler Posted February 21, 2017 6:45 am

    Pat, Jason, Ellie. I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the pain you’re feeling at this time. Know you’re in our thoughts and prayers. She will be missed by many.

  • Bill and Evonne Williams Posted February 21, 2017 11:19 am

    Tanya was our son Tom’s favorite teacher at Beals. One of our favorite family photos is all four of our sons taken with her in her wedding dress at the reception.

    Life is not fair. Our condolences to the family.

  • Lisa Saarela Posted February 21, 2017 11:27 am

    Pat, Jason and Ellie I am so sorry for losing your wife and mother. Tanya was a gift of laughter, throughout grade school and high school she was always positive. You could always counts on a story and laugh. May you all find peace.

  • Kim Whitehouse Posted February 21, 2017 11:41 am

    There are no words!! I am so sorry. She had a smile and attitude that lit up any room!

  • Randy & Ruth Franson Posted February 21, 2017 12:59 pm

    Pat and Family, Very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and Prayers.

  • Phil and Dawn Kernen Posted February 21, 2017 3:41 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our prayers.

  • Ed and Linda Melcher Posted February 21, 2017 4:51 pm

    Our hearts are saddened by your loss. There are no words. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Melinda Bailey (Struebing) Posted February 21, 2017 5:34 pm

    Words can’t begin to describe how saddened I am by Tanya’s passing!! I have so many great memories from our time in college. My sincere love to her family and especially her children! May you find peace in this sad time!

  • Indra Booker Posted February 21, 2017 6:03 pm

    Your wife and mother was one of my favorite person at Gomez Heritage. I am truly grateful that I had the opportunity to meet and work with her. My condolences goes out to the whole family.

  • Felicia Stessman Posted February 21, 2017 6:04 pm

    Becker and Farrens Families , Sorry for the lost of your loved one. Tanya Hope you can find some peace in this sad time.God bless you all.

  • Jenna Pearson Posted February 21, 2017 6:06 pm

    So sad to hear of her passing. She was easily one of my favorite teachers at Beals. So fun and full of life always. Prayers to the family during this very difficult time.

  • Julie (Thompson) Krupicka Posted February 21, 2017 7:25 pm

    Pat, Jason, Ellie and family: I can not put into words how my heart is hurting for you. I have wonderful memories of Tanya from college and AOII sorority. May God wrap his loving arms around you at this most difficult time and help you in the healing process. Tanya: may perpetual light shine upon you and be gracious to you. May you rest in peace until we meet again my dear sister!

  • Tom Williams Posted February 21, 2017 8:16 pm

    So sorry to hear of this news. She was my favorite teacher growing up at Beals, and I fondly remember the fun of 4th grade with her. A favorite picture of mine is with my brothers and her on her wedding day. My condolences.

  • Colleen Krokaugger Posted February 21, 2017 8:29 pm

    So very sad to hear about Tanya! Such a fun loving person! She will be missed. Prayers to Pat and family!

  • Amy Heldt Posted February 21, 2017 9:13 pm

    Coach Becker, we are so very sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your kids!
    Jeff, Amy, Sam, Noah & Anna Heldt

  • Wayne and Cheryl Heisinger Posted February 21, 2017 9:41 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. So very sorry.

  • Michelle Merritt Posted February 21, 2017 9:52 pm

    Tanya was always great to be around. The Alpha Omicron Pi sisters will forever miss her.

  • Kip Anderson Posted February 21, 2017 9:58 pm

    So Sorry for your loss. Many fond college memories of Tanya. Will keep the families in our prayers

  • The Weeks Family-Shelley, Dan, Kylie and Caleb Posted February 21, 2017 10:38 pm

    Sorry to hear this devastating news. You’re all some of the best people I know and we are so sad for all of you. May dear Tanya Rest In Peace and please know you have many people in your corner praying and supporting you.

  • Jeanne Belitz Posted February 21, 2017 10:53 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Tanya was so fun and always full of life. Truly a great girl!

  • Christa Monti Posted February 22, 2017 6:48 am

    Pat, Jason and Ellie,
    My deepest sympathies for the loss of your wife and mother. Tanya had a smile that could light up the room. Always keep that light shining in your heart! She was an amazing lady who touched many lives, and all of us are better for the time we had with her. Prayers for all of you in this difficult time!

  • Jane and Bob Patterson Posted February 22, 2017 8:29 am

    Thoughts and prayers are with your family..

  • Susie (Stiles) Doeden Posted February 22, 2017 8:52 am

    My sincere condolences to both the Becker and Farrens families. Please God shed your peace and comfort to all those who are mourning this sudden and tragic death of such a beautiful soul. Tanya, Rest in Peace.

  • Becky Morris Posted February 22, 2017 9:10 am

    Pat, Jason and Ellie…I’m am so deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your mother and wife. Tanya was a true light in the world, and EVERYONE who knew her was better for it. I will always remember her infectious laugh and bubblie way of interacting with the entire world.Wishing you the strength and fortitude to keep living the life she showed to you. Many prayers and Alpha love-Becky Brandenburg Morris

  • Ron Povolo Posted February 22, 2017 11:41 am

    Dear Mick & Kathy,
    Although we were good friends for a relatively short time many decades ago at DWU, please know that I am truly saddened by the loss of your Dear Tanya. Having read the many messages of remembrance, it is obvious that Tanya is an amazing woman who will be missed by everyone. My sincere condolences go out to her brothers Bryan and Scott, her husband Patrick and her children Jason and Ellie. My prayers are with you all.

  • Cindy Nielsen Posted February 22, 2017 12:03 pm

    Tanya was such a joy to be around. Her smile and laughter were contagious. I have many fond sorority/college memories of her. Praying for God’s peace to comfort all who are hurting at this difficult time.

  • DAVID FRUCCI Posted February 22, 2017 12:33 pm

    With a heavy heart. I mourn your loss of Wife, Mother, Daughter and Friend. Please know our prayers are with you.

  • Gary and Sue Wiemer Posted February 22, 2017 12:41 pm

    Mick, Kathy and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers…..Gary and Sue Wiemer

  • Darren and Susan Baginski Posted February 22, 2017 5:15 pm

    We have many wonderful college/AOII memories of Tanya and her smile and laughter will not be forgotten. Praying for God’s peace to comfort you, your children and your entire family. Much love – Darren and Susan

  • Gina and the late Andre Pearson Posted February 22, 2017 6:34 pm

    My heart and many prayers go out to the Becker and Farrens’ families. Tanya was a wonderful and compassionate teacher at Beals Elementary School. Our daughter, Jenna, had her in fourth grade and she was definitely one of her favorite teachers! My husband and I were drawn to her infectious personality, her enthusiasm fir life and her HUGE heart.

    God Bless You Tanya and may you rest in piece. You will be sorely missed by all.

    Much love and prayers.

  • Heather Tonjes Posted February 22, 2017 7:39 pm

    Mick, Kathy and family
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I know Tanya was such a blessing in your life. You and your entire family and in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Hugs
    Heather Tonjes

  • Andrea and Jeff Carlson Posted February 22, 2017 8:21 pm

    We will miss Tanya so much! She always lived life to fullest and loved her family so much! Pat, Jason and Ellie you are in our hearts and our prayers!

  • Ed and Elizabeth McGinty Posted February 22, 2017 8:43 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ed will come out after you have had time to mourn your tragic loss. All our love, The McGinty’s

  • The Hansens, Stephanie, Kent and Emma Posted February 23, 2017 7:13 am

    Mick, Kathy, and family,
    Our hearts are broken, hearing of your loss. Tanya was a beautiful soul, who will be greatly missed. I pray you find comfort in your memories, and may God’s love surround you and bring you peace.

  • Doyle and Cheryl Huffman Posted February 23, 2017 7:25 pm

    Mick, Kathy and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. May God bless you with strength, peace and comfort in the days ahead. Our deepest sympathy..

  • Paul Pickrel Posted February 23, 2017 8:08 pm

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you and your family.

  • Jill (Runge) Gable Posted February 23, 2017 10:41 pm

    To the Pat Becker Family,
    I am so very sorry to hear about Tanya. She is one of a kind, she was always so nice to everyone in college and in the sorority house. She was always happy and wore such a big smile all the time. I have been thinking of your family and praying very hard for you.

  • Sue Evanich Posted February 24, 2017 10:23 am

    I am so sorry for the loss to the educational community and of course for all family. Tanya was a loved member of the Midland University community where she completed her Masters. She was a leader in the field.

  • Jason & Brandie Connerley Posted February 26, 2017 4:15 am

    Pat & family,
    We are deeply sorry for your loss. Prayers & hugs to you & your family.

  • Jody Horner Posted February 27, 2017 8:37 am

    From everyone at Midland University, our prayers and thoughts are with you. We were blessed to have Tanya as a student. Wishing you peace.

  • S.Lopez Galeazzi Posted April 22, 2017 7:52 pm

    Tanya, was the best teacher who helped me have confidence who gave me life. The most beautiful person I ever met in third grade. She will always live in my heart and everyone’s else’s . Just keep your head up high and smile she would always say .

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