Delores A. Becicka
Delores A. Becicka, 76, of Cedar Rapids, died June 22, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. A celebration of life gathering was held June 26 at The Avacentre at Brosh Chapel in Solon.
Delores was born Aug. 12, 1937, in Des Moines, the daughter of Kenneth L. and Doris (Slaymaker) Robertson. She married Frank Becicka, her high school sweetheart, on Aug. 18, 1956. They were married 56 years. Delores was employed at IPC of Iowa and along with her husband Buzz owned and operated motels in Kingman, Arizona, El Campo, Texas and also in Marion. She retired in 2012.
Delores is survived by her children Frank G. (Kim) Becicka of Ely, Mark A. (Leslie) Becicka and Sherri K. (Ron) Bettmeng both of Cedar Rapids; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; step-father Charles Shira of Las Vegas, Nevada; siblings Jack (Betty) Robertson, Joan (Dick) Johnson, and Shirley Hilleshiem all of Cedar Rapids, and Penny (Dick) Lerch of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Delores was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Buzz who died Dec. 22, 2012, her brother Tony Shira, and sisters-in-law Mary (Lester) Kelsey and Maxine (Don) Merta.
Memorials may be directed to the family.