Anthony D. Becker

February 14, 1933January 1, 2013

Anthony “Tony” Becker, 79, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013. He was born February 14, 1933, in Evansville, IN.

Tony graduated from Assumption School and Memorial High School in 1951.

He was a US Navy Veteran serving in the Korean War aboard the USS Ammen as a radar man.

Tony retired from Whirlpool after 31 years as a tool designer and was a member of the Whirlpool Management Club. He taught Tool Design related classes at Ivy Tech. He owned and operated “Becker Consulting.”

He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Straukamp and father, Emil Becker.

Tony is survived by his wife of 23 years, Barbara (Jeude) Becker; sons, Terry Becker (Susan) of New Albany, IN and William Becker (Lynette) of Clarksville, TN; daughters, Nancy Wiess of Wadesville, IN, Patricia Word of New Harmony, IN and Lori Gonyer (Brad) of Evansville; eight grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

Services will be 10:00 AM Friday, January 4, 2013, at Alexander North Chapel, officiated by Deacon Ed Wilkerson, with burial at a later date. Friends may visit Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities of Evansville, 123 NW 4th Street #603, Evansville, IN 47708.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 4, 2013

Anthony D. Becker

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Judy Dockery

January 4, 2013

Barbara, so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers and as soon as I regain my voice (laryngitis) I will call you.

Evelyn Pringle

January 3, 2013


I am very sorry for your loss. I know how much Tony meant to you. I only wish I lived closer so that I could be with you through this most difficult time. Please know that you are in my thoughts.

Janet Clayton

January 3, 2013

I'm sorry for your loss. My good friend, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Bless you.

Ila and Bob Swan

January 3, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Robyn Grant

January 3, 2013

Bee - I send you my deepest condolences on your loss. I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to connect with Tony. He was a special person and I know he will be greatly missed.


January 2, 2013

(Jeude) - so sorry for your loss.

D. Mills, Evansville, IN

January 2, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. We always admired your devotion to Tony. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Max and MaryAnn Lingo