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Ursula Charlotte (Becker) Wachter

February 10, 1929 ~ March 29, 2019 (age 90)

Ursula Charlotte (Becker) Wachter was born on February 10, 1929 in Parkers Prairie, MN to Herman and Margaret (Luft) Becker. She was raised on the farm along with two brothers, and attended country school through the 8th grade. As a young adult, Ursula ventured out to Billings, Montana, where she met and married A.J. Sandefur. Ursula and A.J. had two children, Susan and Bill. Ursula found love again on January 15, 1959 when she married Milferd Wachter at Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria. She lived on a farm on Gene’s Barn Road until the early 1980s when she and Milferd sold the farm and moved just across the highway. In 2013, Ursula moved to Bethel Manor, and then to her final home, Edgewood Vista, in 2016. In her golden years, Ursula enjoyed bowling league, gardening (especially tending to her peonies), canning, playing cards, and baking her signature caramel rolls. Ursula was loved by all and will be remembered most for having the best pickled beets around.


On Friday, March 29, 2019 Ursula died at the age of 90 at Edgewood Vista in Alexandria. She is preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Margaret; brothers, Werner and Erwin Becker; infant brother, Gilbert Becker; former husband, A.J. Sandefur, and second husband, Milferd Wachter.


Ursula is survived by her children, Bill Sandefur and Sue Halstead (significant other Mike Graham); step-sons, Robert and Richard (Carol) Wachter; grandchildren, Tena (Mike) Sinchak, Jason Halstead, and Eric Halstead; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Elizabeth Sinchak; great-great-granddaughters, Peyton and Kennedy Sinchak; step-grandsons, Matt, Mark, Troy, and Tyler Wachter.


Visitation will be on Thursday, April 4th from 5-7 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home and continue on Friday, April 5th at 1:30 PM at Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Funeral service to follow at 2:30 PM at the church. Interment will be at Kinkead Cemetery. 

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