Cassandra "Sandy" Becker

August 28, 1946 - September 16, 2023


Obituary For Cassandra "Sandy" Becker

MADISON/DEFOREST – Cassandra A. Becker, age 77, born into eternal life and was reunited with her husband, Paul, on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Sandy was born on August 28, 1946, in Stevens Point, WI to Benedict and Ruth (Lorbeck) Lapinski. She lived in Madison and graduated from East High School. Sandy married her high school sweetheart, Paul Becker, on June 5, 1965. She worked for 25 years at Strauss Printing and then retired after 19 years as a special education assistant for the Madison Metropolitan School District. Sandy and Paul were longtime members of St. Peter Catholic Church. During that time, she served in various roles, including, being a catechism teacher, eucharistic minister, and Mrs. Claus. She believed everyone in the parish needed a voice and would try to be just that. Sandy enjoyed interacting with people from infants to elderly, card club, water aerobics, volunteering at the food pantry, helping the scouts, East Side Booster Club, and spending time with friends and family. We’ll miss her Midwestern goodbyes with her famous long hugs.

Sandy is survived by her children, Pamela (Josh) Seeley and Peter (Julie); grandchildren, Tayler (Bryan), Jade, Cadance, Michael, Sloane, and Bronson; and siblings, Sharon (Pete) Peterson, Joe Lapinski, and Patty (Ross) Pettey. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Paul; son, Michael; and sister, Terry Witt.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, September 29, 2023 at ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5001 N. Sherman Ave, Madison. A visitation will be held from 4:00PM until 6:00PM on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 6924 Lake Road, DeForest and again from 10:00AM until time of Mass on Friday at the church. Burial at Highland Memory Gardens.

Sandy wanted to thank her loving kids and grandkids for their help and support. She also wanted to thank all the amazing staff at St. Mary’s Hospital and the very caring people at Promedica Hospice Care. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

DeForest/Windsor Chapel

6924 Lake Drive



28 Sep


04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

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29 Sep


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

St. Peter Catholic Church 5001 North Sherman Avenue Madison, WI 53704 Get Directions »
29 Sep

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM - 10:00 AM

St. Peter Catholic Church 5001 North Sherman Avenue Madison, WI 53704 Get Directions »
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  • September 28, 2023

    I had the pleasure of knowing both Paul and Sandy. I worked with Paul and bowled with him and Sandy plus community events. Both fantastic people that will be dearly missed by all that known them Frank Alfano

  • September 23, 2023

    I had sandy Becker as a teacher at Sherman middle school sandy Becker will be deeply missed

  • September 19, 2023

    Peter and family, Our childhood was many years ago, but I will never forget how kind your mom was, and her warm smile. Peace to you and your family. ~The Herricks

  • September 18, 2023

    Sandy will be missed. Laughter was had when Christmas was celebrated at Parkside Village. We could sit on both laps. Paul and Sandy. Bless her. Neighbor and Friend. Donna Wiessinger

  • September 18, 2023

    To Sandy's family --Sandy will be missed in the Parkside Village neighborhood. Find peace in the many happy memories you have of your Mom!


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