Edwin Becker, age 96, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 4, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Auburn, Minnesota, with interment following at High Island cemetery in New Auburn, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held Monday, January 4, 2016, 9:00 - 11:00 A.M., two hours prior the service at the church.
Edwin August Becker was born on September 9, 1919, in Glencoe, Minnesota. He was the son of Charley and Alvina (Alsleben) Becker. Edwin was baptized as an infant on September 28, 1919, by Rev. George Diemer and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 9, 1933, by Rev. Hans Nerner both at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Auburn, Minnesota. Edwin attended country school.
On September 21, 1941, Edwin was united in marriage to Dorothy Lydia Alice Wendlandt by Pastor Walter Diemer at St. Mathew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township, Brownton, Minnesota. Edwin and Dorothy made their home on the Becker family farm from 1941 to 1990, when they moved to Glencoe, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Karen, Errol and Eldon. Edwin and Dorothy shared over 70 years of marriage until Dorothy passed away on August 21, 2012.
Edwin was a farmer and really enjoyed the animals. He was a faithful member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Auburn, Minnesota, where he served on the church council. Edwin was also a member of the New Auburn Senior Citizens and volunteered at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care with bingo.
Edwin enjoyed being on the farm, fishing, hunting and playing cards, especially Sheephead. He cherished the time spent with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren.
Edwin passed away on December 31, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 96 years, 3 months and 22 days.
Blessed be his memory.
Edwin is survived by his:
Children, Karen Karl and her husband, Willard, of Stewart, MN,
Errol Becker of Glencoe, MN,
Eldon Becker and his wife, Bev, of Glencoe, MN;
Grandchildren, Holly Kanduth and her husband, Steven, of Norwood Young America, MN,
Heidi Klockmann of Brownton, MN,
Penny Gildea and her husband, Scott, of Glencoe, MN,
Paul Becker and his wife, Wanda, of Glencoe, MN,
Pam Becker and her fiancé Ted Collins, of Glencoe, MN,
Jeff Becker and his wife, Kim, of Gaylord, MN,
Joe Becker and his wife, Toni, of Hutchinson, MN;
Great Grandchildren, Crystal, Chelsea & Courtney Kanduth, Stephanie & Mitchel Klockmann, Jordan Gildea and his fiancée, Brittany Snyder, Ashley Becker and her fiancé, Dillion Jobe, Rebecca Miller and her husband, Colt, Brandon Becker, Abby Becker and her special friend, Connor Tollefson;
Step Grandchildren & Step Great Grandchildren, Tim, Kathy, Bryce & Kendra Karl, Leslie, Linda, Larrissa, Lee & Lane Karl, Kevin, Jody, Trey, Trent & Tia Weispfennig;
Sisters-In-Law, Kathryn Wendlandt of Glencoe, MN,
LaVerna Just and her husband, Art, of Glencoe, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives and many friends.
Edwin is preceded in death by his Parents, Charley and Alvina Becker; Wife, Dorothy Becker; Daughter-In-Law, Pat Becker; Son-In-Law, Gerald Kujas; Granddaughter’s Husband, Marty Klockmann; Siblings, Art Becker and his wife, Gladys, Herb Becker and his wife, Luella, Esther Grenke and her husband, Leonard.