Kathleen Becicka age 82 of Hibbing passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Diamond
Willow Assisted Living in Mountain Iron. Kathleen was born December 19, 1937 to
Frank and Signe (Benson) Burke in Grand Rapids, MN. Kathleen grew up in Goodland,
attending the Goodland grade school and later the Nashwauk High School, graduating in
1954. Kathleen continued her education in Duluth at St. Luke’s for 5 years earning a
Bachelor’s degree in nursing. She worked at the Hibbing Hospital for 46 years as both an
RN and a Nursing Supervisor. On December 30th, 1960 Kathleen was joined in marriage
to her husband, Gary Becicka. Kathleen was a member of Wesley United Methodist
Church in Hibbing. She is survived by her husband Gary Becicka of Hibbing, MN, sons
Kevin (Roslyn) Becicka of Bloomington, MN, Kelly (Rolf) Becicka of Golden Valley,
MN, Patrick (Julie) Becicka of Maple Grove, MN, grandchildren, Melanie, Carey, Anna,
Ellie and Nicholas. Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Signe.
Graveside services will be held 1:00 pm Friday, June 19, 2020 at Maple Hill Cemetery in
Hibbing. The Reverend Andrew Petter will officiate. Please remember to practice social
distancing at the cemetery.
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