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Becky Knipping, 1958-2017

Funeral services for Becky Lea Knipping of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Russ Scepaniak will officiate. Interment will be in St. Theodore Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea and one hour before the service at the church.

Becky died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. She was 58.

Becky Knipping

Becky Knipping

She was born July 4, 1958, in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Bernard and Alice (Underberg) Van Vooren.

Becky graduated from Albert Lea High School and then took business classes at Riverland Community College in Albert Lea and nurses training at Riverland Community College in Austin.

She married Howard “John” Knipping; after 25 years, they were divorced.

Becky worked for several nursing homes and Mustang Manufacturing in Owatonna.

Becky loved dogs, babies, angels and loons. She was active in ABATE. One or her favorite pastimes was spending time shopping with her mom.

Becky is survived by her parents Bernard and Alice Van Vooren of Albert Lea; brothers Rodney (Cindra) Van Vooren of Rochester, Mark (Sue) Van Vooren of Hayward and Kevin (Karen) Van Vooren of Rochester; nieces and nephews Kris (Dominic) Andrist of Mazeppa, Kelly (Adam) Schroeder and their children Owen, Neveah and Fate of Rochester, Katie (Jamie) Diersen and their children Ella and Liam of Canton, Carla Van Vooren of Burnsville, Alex Van Vooren of New Brighton, Ben (Courtney) Van Vooren of St. Louis Park and Laura Van Vooren of Rochester; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester for the compassionate care she received.

Memorials are suggested to St. Theodore Catholic School, the American Cancer Society or Freeborn County’s Relay for Life.