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BECKER, Paul Martin 1929-2005


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 12/6/2013 at 01:12:18

[Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Friday, December 2, 2005]

GILBERTVILLE - Paul Martin Becker, 76, of Gilbertville, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, at his home of lung cancer.

He was born Sept. 26, 1929, in Buchanan County, son of Theodore and Magdalen Schmitz Becker. He married Beverly Ehlers July 9, 1955, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waterloo.

Mr. Becker retired from farming in 1992 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1954 during the Korean War as a machinist mate. He was a member and past commander of the American Legion Nugent-Demuth Post 714 and a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and Knights of Columbus Council 700.

Survived by his wife; six children, Sandy (Vern) Barrick and Judy (Darrell) Schmitz, both of Des Moines, Tim (Jackie) of Washburn, Nancy (Jeff) Thome and Jeanette (Joe) Even, both of Gilbertville, and Steve (Chanteil) of rural Jesup; 13 grandchildren, Lisa Barrick, Brad and Audra Becker, Neil, Lindsey and Luke Thome, Nikki and Brandi Even, Zoe Schmitz and Brandt, Dalton, Lauren and Kendall Becker; two brothers, Bernard (Betty) and John (Carolyn), both of Jesup; and three sisters, Mary Weber, Theresa (Louis) Schmitz and Rita Becker, all of Gilbertville.

Preceded in death by a grandson, Curtis Barrick; his parents; two brothers in infancy, Gerald and William; and a brother-in-law, Bob Weber.

Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, both in Gilbertville. Full military rites will be conducted by American Legion Nugent-Demuth Post 714. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the church, where there will be a 3 p.m. Catholic Order of Foresters rosary and a 7 p.m. vigil, and for an hour before services Saturday. Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, Waterloo, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be given in his name to the Bosco School System or the church.


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