Memorial services for Becky Burnett, of Morris, formerly of Alberta, Minnesota, will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Morris, Minnesota, Reverend Dan Belgum and Minister Minette Stalheim Johnson will be officiating. A visitation will be on Monday, from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris with a time for sharing memories of Becky starting at 7:00 p.m. A one hour visitation will also take place at the church prior to services on Tuesday.
Becky Lynn Felstul was born on June 18, 1954 to Merle and Sara (Lee) Felstul in Morris, Minnesota. She attended school in Morris until graduating in 1972, when she would move to Moorhead to attend school at Concordia College. On June 7, 1975, she married George Burnett and the two worked on their farm south of Alberta where they raised their five children.
When their children became school-aged Becky made the decision to work outside of the home once again. She held a variety of jobs until finding her calling at the Morris Co-op. Becky took pride in creating a welcoming environment and connecting with her customers. And the fact that it allowed her to catch up on all the gossip and keep tabs on her children was an added bonus. Becky continued to work until complications due to her stroke in 2016 forced her into retirement.
Becky had a big laugh, one that shook her whole body and was completely infectious. And while her laugh was big, her heart for her family, especially her grandchildren, was even bigger. She not only loved attending all of their sporting events and cheering in the stands, she also enjoyed sewing for them. Some of her greatest creations were matching shirts for her boys and baptismal gowns for all of her grandchildren. For many, Becky will be remembered for her amazing “Becky hugs,” her support in the local 4-H program when her kids were little, her love of Danielle Steele books, Barbies, Precious Moments figurines, and the Stevens County Fair, as well as her steadfast participation on the Scott Township Board. For her family, she will be remembered for her inability to order anything other than chicken alfredo if it was on the menu, her uncanny baby whispering abilities, her love of the holidays and putting out her Department 56 Christmas village, her endless and sometimes questionable cooking, her many charitable donations to the casino, her unique ability to fall asleep absolutely anywhere, but above all -- how much she loved all of them. The phrase “love you lots!!!” will be cherished and remembered by so many.
Becky passed away on February 20, 2022 at the Stevens Community Medical Center. She was 67 years old.
Becky is survived by her husband George Burnett of Morris; her children: Sarah (Travis) Rother of Chaska, MN, Nathan Burnett of Ruthton, MN, Aaron (Melissa) Burnett of Pipestone, MN, Adam (Alicia Bell) Burnett of Marshall, MN, and Matthew (Cari) Burnett of Alberta, MN; her grandchildren: Maggie and Hattie Rother, Kendra Wevley, Isabella and Liam Burnett, Hunter, Taya, Jacey, Hudson, Jocelyn, and Titan Burnett, Rayna Burnett, Jacoby, Jamis, Lana, and Bentlee Burnett; brothers: Bob (Geri) Felstul and Dick (Deb) Felstul; one brother-in-law, Gerry Tollakson; and one sister-in-law: Rita Jean Magnuson. Becky is preceded in death by her parents, Merle and Sara Felstul; her sister Barb Tollakson; brother-in-law Robin Burnett; mother and father-in-law James and Ruth Burnett.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS MEMORIALS TO THE FAMILY ARE PREFERRED FOR THE PURCHASE OF A BENCH IN BECKY'S HONOR AT THE STEVENS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS.