Rebecca Saathoff, 77, of Oelwein passed away Saturday May 30, 2020. Funeral services will be private at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home with Chaplain Michael Schemmel officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.
Rebecca Ann Saathoff was born February 7, 1943 in Oelwein to parents Howard and Mardell (Frazer) Loux. She graduated from Oelwein High School. On August 10, 1963 she was united in marriage with Bernard Saathoff at First Baptist Church in Oelwein. Becky was an in-home daycare provider for 36 years. She also was employed as a dishwasher at the Oelwein Middle School for 14 ½ years, until her retirement. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Left to celebrate Becky’s life is her daughter Seena (Denny) Haar of Oelwein; her grandchildren: Amber (Josh) VanHyfte, Brandon (Britney) Haar, Matthew (Kate) Derifield and Morgan Derifield; her great-grandchildren: Sarah, Mary, Katie and Jeremiah VanHyfte, Noah and Avery Haar, and Shawn Derifield; her brother-in-law Dale Strand; her sisters-in-law: Betty Damon, Deloris Tellin, Delma Abbott, Judy Adams, Margey Adams, Bernice Keegan and Donna Saathoff; her aunt Kaye Frazer; her cousin John (Jane) Michaels; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bernie, her sister Glenda Strand, her brother Darrell Loux; her in-laws George Sr. and Ella Saathoff.