Rebecca “Becky” Ruth Dalluge
Tuesday, May 16, 1944
Date of Death:
Friday, February 12, 2021
76 years old
Rebecca “Becky” Ruth Dalluge
Rebecca “Becky” Ruth Dalluge, age 76, of Rochester, MN died on February 12, 2021 from complications of a brain tumor in the presence of close friends. Her faith in Christ provided much strength and comfort for her during this time.
Becky was born in Chickasaw County, Iowa and then adopted by Lawrence and Ruth (Petznick) Dalluge. She grew up in Grafton, Iowa loving the activities of a small-town kid and attending Emmanuel Lutheran Church. She played basketball and softball in high school and never lost her love for sports. She graduated from St. Ansgar High School in 1962. In 1966 she graduated with a major in history from the University of Iowa. Becky taught high school history in Estherville, IA and Winona, MN. Summertime work at a children’s camp influenced her change in occupation. After receiving a M.Ed. in recreation therapy from the University of Minnesota, she worked as a recreation therapist in psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic for 40 years.
Becky enjoyed her church, traveling, genealogy and college sports. In 1967 she spent two months traveling throughout Europe, visiting many historical sites. She also traveled frequently in the States. After retiring, she made trips with a group from Bethel Lutheran Church to Israel, Germany and Greece. Becky was an active member of her church, participating in bible studies, women’s groups, and Women of the ELCA Gatherings. She had a great interest in genealogy and belonged to the Olmsted County Genealogy Society and the Minnesota Pomeranian Society. Becky maintained her great interest in sports and was a passionate Iowa Hawkeye fan.
Becky is survived by her brother Richard (Lu Ann) Dalluge of Park Rapids, MN; nephews, Samuel Dalluge of Rogers, MN and Joseph Dalluge of Delano, MN; grandnephews and a grandniece. She is also survived by close friends George and Marge Klee of Rochester and their family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Ruth Dalluge.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Bethel Lutheran Church followed by inurnment at the Grafton, Iowa Cemetery. Memorial gifts can be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN or Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Grafton, Iowa.
The family expresses their gratitude to the caregivers from the Mayo Clinic, Visiting Angels, Madonna Towers Skilled Care and Seasons Hospice.
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My wife, Sharon, and I want to offer our condolences to Becky’s family. We knew Becky through our church activities including Bible studies and three group trips to Germany, Israel and Greece. Becky was always such a joy to be around and willing to share her knowledge on these trips. We last talked to Becky in October just before our church had to shut down again. So you can imagine our shock when we heard later of her illness and now saddened by her death.
Dear Dick and family- I was saddened to hear of Becky’s passing. I have fond memories of our friendship as we grew up in Grafton. We spent much time with activities in Luther League. Almost every Sunday afternoon I would be at Becky’s house and Lawrence, Ruth, Becky and I would play cards together. What fun we had! Unfortunately as the years passed I did not keep in touch with Becky although I did see her once at St. Mary’s when I was there with my mom. Blessings to all of you as you remember the wonderful memories you have of her. Marie(Buechele) Blom
My thoughts and prayers are with Becky's family and friends.
To the Dalluge Family and Special Friends George and Marge,
Thank you for sharing Becky with us at Madonna Towers/Madonna Living Community/Benedictine Living-Rochester. What a delight to hear of her love for the IA Hawkeyes and her travels throughout the world guided by her faith. Heaven definitely gained another angel.
I had the privilege of working with Becky in acute care psychiatry and knew her through church as well. She was one of those special people you are so glad you got to know in life. My prayers are with her family and friends.
We were saddened to read of Becky's passing. We met Becky on our trip to Greece a few years with the Bethel Lutheran Church group. She was such a sweet person. We enjoyed her company very much.
Harry and Judy Follmuth
So sad to hear of Becky’s death! She was a very nice, very smart lady! We enjoyed Bethel Bible study on Monday nights! Becky had traveled the world, it was very interesting to listen to her share her travels esp. to the Holy Land!
We will miss Becky very much! She is at peace with our Lord!
I was so saddened to read of Becky’s passing. I worked with Becky in recreation, in the early 70’s, at St Marys Hospital. Becky was so special. She was a joy to work with and to have as a friend. My one very strong memory of Becky was her strong passion for the Iowa Hawkeye basketball team!! She had an infectious enthusiasm that was pure delight!! Please accept my sincere sympathy and condolences to Becky’s Family and her dear friends, George and Marge Klee. May Becky Rest In Peace.
Blessings, Susan Clemensen Boyles