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Private Funeral Mass

St. Leo Catholic Church
Thursday April 2nd, 2020

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Laddie R. Becvar

Laddie R. Becvar was born Wednesday, August 30, 1922 to Mathias W. and Theresa (Kortan) Becvar in Tabor.
Laddie completed eighth grade at Byrne Country School. He spent two years in the Army stationed in Okinawa, Louisiana and Washington. After the service, Laddie became a lifelong farmer, four miles south west of Tyndall. Laddie met the love of his life Leona who worked as a night cook for Basil Ranek at his café in Tyndall. Laddie was a bachelor until he was 36, marrying Leona (Schmoll) Ehrisman August 10, 1959 at St. Leo Catholic Church, Tyndall.
Laddie used to drive across the river on the ice over to Nebraska in the winter time to take Leona to dances before dams were built on the river. In the summer time they would cross on the ferry. Laddie built most of the buildings on the farm and did most of the mechanical work on the tractors and cars. Together they raised chickens, pigs and cattle. He enjoyed reading, visiting with people and playing cards. Leona always described him as a very private person.
Laddie R. Becvar, age 97, died Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society in Tyndall, SD.
Laddie is survived by his sons Larry (Cheryl) Ehrisman of Arlington, WA and Michael Ehrisman of Cheyenne, WY; grandchildren Sean, Scott, Ashleigh, Abbie and Jessie; great-grandchildren Brittany, Matthew, Joseph and Jaxon; brothers John (Marian) Becvar of Yankton, Lawrence (Karen) Becvar of North Platte, Nebraska; nieces and nephews.
Laddie was preceded in death by his wife Leona; parents; grandparents; two brothers Daniel and Andrew and sister Mildred Wood.

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Thank you so much to all that sent messages of condolence,we appreciate you all in remembering our father and grandfather. Health and love to you all.

Michael Ehrisman Apr 7 2020 9:53 PM

Our sympathies to the loved ones of Laddie. It was good to be able to participate in the funeral online. The words spoken by grandson, Sean were appreciated. God Bless.

Jerry & Carol Foss Apr 5 2020 8:43 PM

We are sorry we couldnt be there. We were able to watch online. Thinking of you Mike and Larry. Love, John and Marian

John and Marian Becvar Apr 2 2020 9:07 PM

Our condolences to the family of Laddie. Rest in peace and fly high!

Katie and Sam Harris Apr 2 2020 9:00 PM

Attended the live stream funeral services for Uncle Laddie. Very nice service. Many happy memories of my childhood at the farm with the cousins and aunts and uncles. May Laddie rest in peace with Leona. Love you all.

Debbie (Wood) Tomlin Apr 2 2020 6:23 PM

Sorry for your loss. God bless.

Laurie Trygstad Apr 2 2020 5:49 PM

So sorry, Mike and Larry.

Lawrence and Karen Becvar Mar 31 2020 3:10 AM

My sincere condolences to the family of Laddie. May he rest in peace.

Joe Kostal Mar 30 2020 4:14 PM