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Rhoda Arlene Becklund, age 79, passed away on Tuesday, March 14 2017. She was born in Pipestone, Minnesota, May 22, 1937.

She is survived by sons John Robert, and his wife Anna, and Thomas Andrew, grandson Dexter Ray, nephew Stephen Joseph Charles, his family and the rest of her family and friends.

She attended Pipestone High School and St. Olaf College and recieved her RN and PHN nursing degrees at the University of Minnesota.

She worked in the home health care industry for many years as a Public Health Nurse. She started her own home health care agency, Becklund Home Health Care, and provided service and employment to many people in her community over the years.

Along with the home care agency, she started a medical supply company and non-profit agency, dedicated to providing shared housing for people with disabilities.

Through her dedicated work, she received awards from the business and disability communities in the Twin Cities.

She was always supportive of family and friends.

Besides enjoying spending time with family and friends, she continued her work until the time of her passing.

April 30, 2017
April 30, 2017
Tom and Rob and Family     Please know of my sadness in learning of Rhoda's death. Rhoda was a dear friend to many of us from the Pipestone class of 1955.    and we loved her dearly! She was really the person who spearheaded our many reunions and organized "outings" for the "girls" to get together!  Rhoda was a remarkable woman in many,many ways and lived a most beautiful life--
April 30, 2017
April 30, 2017
Tom & Rob...
Your mother was a one-of-a-kind trail maker in the early days of home healthcare in the Twin Cities. She will be greatly missed and I'm so glad to have been considered by her as a friend!
April 29, 2017
April 29, 2017
Condolences to Rob, Tom and their families at the loss of their Mother and to all who feel the passing of this friend, mentor, pioneer, and original personality. I last spoke with Rhoda at the end of February and had an opportunity to reminisce and laugh together over the telephone. She spoke affectionately and favorably of "the good old days" and "all the great people" that passed through Becklund doors. Rhoda inspired many people to work on problems that don't have immediate solutions, to look for the best in humanity, to "have fun" when you can, and ask "why not" regularly. Rest in peace.
April 28, 2017
April 28, 2017
I'm sorry we don't have more time with those people that are true leaders and mentors in our lives. Rhoda was a leader and brought new ways to view people with disabilities and their abilities.
She will be missed.
April 27, 2017
April 27, 2017
Rob and Tom:
I worked with your mother in the 1980s. She was a doll and so funny. I worked in a number of different positions in her early company. She allowed me to really grow in my skills and always had so much confidence in her staff. She always seemed to see the best in people and had boundless love for her clients. 

Today I was looking Rhoda up to contact her and thank her for all her help when I was a young nurse. I am so sorry I missed her by just a month.
April 21, 2017
April 21, 2017
Words can't communicate my feelings about Rhoda. She is truly one that was very influential in my life. As a nursing assistant I looked up to her as my superior. As a friend I looked up to her as an elder. I will miss her very much. There is an empty place in the world now.
April 16, 2017
April 16, 2017
Tom, Rob, and Steve,
It was with great sadness that I heard of Rhoda's death. I feel very honored to have been one of her long time employees: starting in her home offices and moving up the ladder with her as she achieved much success in the home health care field.
She was a great mentor and provided me with many learning/growth opportunities during my 10 years of employment. I have many fond memories of those years with her and all of you. It was a good journey!! Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.
April 10, 2017
April 10, 2017
Tom and Rob,
I was sad to learn of your mother's passing last month. I give her tremendous credit for allowing me to advocate on behalf of the disability community while being employed by her in the 90s. She was a true pioneer for those who were less fortunate. Plus, she was able to bring out the best of people in all walks of life. I will always remember her as compassionate and caring individual. -- Jeff and Anita

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April 30, 2017
April 30, 2017
Tom and Rob and Family     Please know of my sadness in learning of Rhoda's death. Rhoda was a dear friend to many of us from the Pipestone class of 1955.    and we loved her dearly! She was really the person who spearheaded our many reunions and organized "outings" for the "girls" to get together!  Rhoda was a remarkable woman in many,many ways and lived a most beautiful life--
April 30, 2017
April 30, 2017
Tom & Rob...
Your mother was a one-of-a-kind trail maker in the early days of home healthcare in the Twin Cities. She will be greatly missed and I'm so glad to have been considered by her as a friend!
April 29, 2017
April 29, 2017
Condolences to Rob, Tom and their families at the loss of their Mother and to all who feel the passing of this friend, mentor, pioneer, and original personality. I last spoke with Rhoda at the end of February and had an opportunity to reminisce and laugh together over the telephone. She spoke affectionately and favorably of "the good old days" and "all the great people" that passed through Becklund doors. Rhoda inspired many people to work on problems that don't have immediate solutions, to look for the best in humanity, to "have fun" when you can, and ask "why not" regularly. Rest in peace.
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