OBITUARY

George Edward BECKER Sr.

August 1, 1917March 8, 2019

George Edward Becker Sr, our beloved father, was born on August 1st, 1917 on a homestead near Lanark, Montana. He passed away on Friday March 8th, 2019 in Lehigh Acres, Florida. His parents are John T. Becker and Ada M Livesay Becker. He was the fourth of five children, all of whom predeceased him: Mary Roberta (William Krall), Robert (Edna), Louis (Lorraine) and Arlie Beach (Francis). He is survived by many nieces, nephews and their children who will miss him. He married Audrey Beryl Custer in Detroit, Michigan in 1942. They had five children. Sandra Lee (Bryce Bradford), Mary Ellen Becker (Dave Brissey and Tom Mortenson), Patricia Ann Butterfield Fowler (Dale Butterfield and Dallas Fowler), Barbara Jean (Cliff Suttles), and George Edward (Linda Becker). He is survived by Mary Ellen (Tom), Pat (Dallas), George (Linda) and his son-in-law, Bryce. He also is survived by his grandchildren, Paul Butterfield (Christine), Kevin Bradford, Cali Ellis (Steve), Keith Bradford (Erika), Matt Brissey, Pam Eichstadt, Andrea Parsons (James) and Arlie Beach Suttles and 11 great grandchildren. George was also very close to his in-laws, Claude Custer and Edna M Lambert Custer and his brothers-in-laws, Jack (Nelly), Jim (Marguerite), Richard (Carole) and Chuck (Stella) all of whom have predeceased him. He has many nieces and nephews and their children who will also miss him. George served in the National Guard while in High School and served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Following the war, he graduated from Purdue University as an Electrical Engineer. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a current member of the American Legion, post 323 in Lehigh Acres Florida. His military service will be remembered at the American Legion Post on Sunday, March 24 at 3pm with a small meal following the service. He was a parishioner at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Lehigh Acres where his funeral Mass will be held on March 20, 2019 at 10am. George’s ashes will be buried next to his parents in Bainville, Montana this summer. The family would like to remember the staff and our Father’s friends at Fountain Crest where he was a longtime resident. George moved to Lehigh Acres Place following his hip surgery in November and remained there until his death. We would also like to thank their staff members and thank the Hospice staff who provided support to Dad. Their tender care of him during his residence touched our hearts and provided much needed support to his family. For information call, 239-334-4880.

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