Mark Becker, age 51, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021, at his sister’s home in Shorewood, Minnesota.
Private Family Funeral Service will be at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment following at the Glencoe Catholic Cemetery in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held Saturday, January 30, 2021, from 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M., two hours prior the service at the chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks are required.
Online Guest Book is available at www.mcbridechapel.com
The man who gave his heart away
Mark Becker, age 51, formerly of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, January 15, 2021, after a long battle with congestive heart failure, at his sister’s home in Shorewood, Minnesota.
How is it that a young man would pass away from heart failure? I believe that he did it by continuously giving his heart away, to a point until there was little left to support his body.
Mark was a great gift giver. He loved giving and he enthusiastically gave a piece of his heart to each of these below;
To the northwoods / The ice covered lakes / The fields and country roads / The ocean / His snowmobiles / His boat / His fish house / His cars / His dogs.
To his patients that he cared for while working in the hospital / To the people in need at the Union Gospel Mission / The prisoners incarcerated in the local jails / To the special needs children that rode to school on his bus each day.
To strangers. Individuals with young families that were waiting on the heart transplant lists (he couldn't bring himself to add his name, knowing that it would mean someone else would have to do without) / To those in need of a helping hand / To people with vehicles stuck in the snow, or those walking on the road, and in need of a ride.
To his family. His son / His sister / His brother / His sister in law / His nephews and their families / His uncle's and His aunt's / His cousins / His friends / His church family.
And most importantly to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Mark was strong enough to give and selflessly gave away his whole heart, and in doing so he followed our Lord's example of giving His heart away to all Humanity.
Go rest high on that mountain....
Mark was preceded in death by his father Julius Becker, his mother Lillian (Kruschek) Becker, his nephew Luke Becker, along with grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins.
He is survived by his son Zech Johnson, his sister Sharon Becker, his brother David (Jody) Becker, his nephews Adam (Trina) Becker, Jacob (Grace) Becker, Peter Becker, great nephew Joshua Becker, and great niece Claire Becker.