Edward A. Becker
November 29, 1937 -
January 23, 2013

Visitation

January 25, 2013
5-8 p.m.

Service 

January 26, 2013
11 a.m.

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Edward A. Becker, age 75, of Fayetteville, will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Rev. Joswin Thundathil, cmi, officiating. Mr. Becker passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013, in Huntsville Hospital.

A native of Leavenworth, KS, he was the son of the late Edward P. and Gertrude Doman Becker. Mr. Becker was a retired engineer from Amana Refrigeration and was a member of the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. He was a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus and was the former Grand Knight.

Mr. Becker is survived by his wife, Barbara Becker of Fayetteville. He is also survived by, two daughters, Cheryl Scott and husband Harold, of Fairfax, IA and Lori Kervin and husband Jeff, of Hoover, AL and two sons, Edward Becker and wife Laura, of Stewartville, MN, and Greg Becker and wife Karen, of Lake Forrest, IL. He was the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Mr. Becker was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Becker Threefoot.

On August 29th, 1959, Edward married the love of his life, Barbara J. Montgomery, who would stay by his side for the next 53 years. Edward A. Becker graduated from Kansas State University in 1960, with a BS in mechanical engineering. He and Barbara began their life together in St. Charles, MO and in 1960, became a threesome by adding their daughter, Cheryl. Three more children were to follow, along with moves to Ferguson, MO; Cedar Rapids, IA and finally, Fayetteville TN. Throughout his life, Edward made his church, his family, and his work his priorities. Faithfully going above and beyond, when possible, becoming an important part of each parish they joined. His family benefited from his desire to keep them a close knit unit. When they were young, it began with camping on weekends, evolving to most summer weekends spent together boating on the nearby lake. He continued this resolve until the last of the four moved away. Still, visiting mom and dad usually meant a trip to the lake! He worked for Amana Refrigeration in Amana, Iowa from 1972 until 1993, when he transferred to their location in Fayetteville, TN. He retired from Amana in 1996. After retiring, he and Barbara began a new stage of their life, participating and leading activities at their church, St. Anthony’s. They also began traveling extensively and enjoyed visiting their children. Ed also used this time to concentrate on his wood working, a hobby that was to benefit his entire family with pieces of furniture ‘made by Dad’. His woodwork was a fine example of how he led his life. Orderly, carefully measured and treated tenderly with love. We will all miss him so very much.

Visitation with the family will be Friday evening 5-8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church or CCFA (Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America)

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11 Comments

  1. Rick and Lola Kruse

    Cheryl and Harold and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing and will keep your entire family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  2. Amber (Swenka) Wesely

    Eddie,

    I was very sorry to see that your Dad passed away. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

    Remembering your smile and your laugh from our grade/high/college days!

    Amber

    Reply
  3. Denise "Becker" Van Otegham

    I knew Ed when I worked at Amana Refrigeration (1983-2002) and he was always so pleasant. Even though we were not related we always got a kick out of sharing the same last name. It’s been years since I’ve seen Ed but I remember him fondly. My sympathy to Ed’s family.

    Reply
  4. Peggy G. Bevels

    Sending my deepest sympathy to all the family. May your wonderful memories be of comfort to you at this difficult time.
    In Christian Love,
    Peggy G. Bevels

    Reply
  5. Fred Miller

    Barb, it’s been more than 50 years since I last saw you & Ed – even before you we’re an item. I remember you both fondly and am sorry that you’ve lost Ed. I wish you the comfort that can only come from family & friends.

    Reply
  6. Pete & Debbie Wells

    Barb,
    We are so sorry to hear this sad news. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers. We are here for you if you ever need anything. God Bless you and your family.

    Pete & Debbie Wells

    Reply
  7. Carolyn Brooks

    Dear Barb,
    Just saw this obituary for Ed and am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed reading about the wonderful life that you shared. I know he has had such a hard time over recent years and we have to reflect on those good, happy times. Stay strong and know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love you,
    Carolyn Brooks

    Reply
  8. Jim Spelman

    Like the rest of your friends, the news of Ed’s passing came as a shock. Losing a good friend isn’t easy, and this certainly isn’t either.
    Thinking back on the camping times, plus taking the boys up and camping on the Mississippi River brings back a flood of memories. Ed always had his shovel handy. 🙂
    Barb and Kids, my sincere condolences to you all. May God have a special place for him in His Heavenly Home.

    Jim Spelman

    Reply
  9. Sue Cary

    Dear Barb & family,

    I was so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Our many years as Wellsbrook neighbors will always hold dear to my heart. I pray for you and your children now and in the days ahead. May God’s love and comfort be with you all.

    Sincerely,
    Sue

    Reply
  10. Jodie Jemming Palmer

    What wonderful memories I have of Ed, Barb and the entire Becker clan in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Lori and I were inseparable, and I spent many days at their home. I knew I was always welcome by her wonderful parents, Ed and Barb. My heart is aching for you Barb,Cherly, Lori, Eddie and Greg. May you find peace by holding dear to your heart the wonderful memories of your husband, father, and grandfather. All my love and prayers during this time of sorrow. Jodie Jemming Palmer

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  11. Ken & Janet Kaliban

    We are so sad to hear of Ed’s passing. He was one of the most fun guys & always ready for a good time. We all always looked forward to the times when you could return home for a get together & lots of reminiscing. Someone was just talking about you two the other night & all the good times we’ve had.

    Barb, our hearts & prayers go out to you & the kids.

    Reply

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11 Comments

  1. Rick and Lola Kruse

    Cheryl and Harold and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing and will keep your entire family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  2. Amber (Swenka) Wesely

    Eddie,

    I was very sorry to see that your Dad passed away. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

    Remembering your smile and your laugh from our grade/high/college days!

    Amber

    Reply
  3. Denise "Becker" Van Otegham

    I knew Ed when I worked at Amana Refrigeration (1983-2002) and he was always so pleasant. Even though we were not related we always got a kick out of sharing the same last name. It’s been years since I’ve seen Ed but I remember him fondly. My sympathy to Ed’s family.

    Reply
  4. Peggy G. Bevels

    Sending my deepest sympathy to all the family. May your wonderful memories be of comfort to you at this difficult time.
    In Christian Love,
    Peggy G. Bevels

    Reply
  5. Fred Miller

    Barb, it’s been more than 50 years since I last saw you & Ed – even before you we’re an item. I remember you both fondly and am sorry that you’ve lost Ed. I wish you the comfort that can only come from family & friends.

    Reply
  6. Pete & Debbie Wells

    Barb,
    We are so sorry to hear this sad news. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers. We are here for you if you ever need anything. God Bless you and your family.

    Pete & Debbie Wells

    Reply
  7. Carolyn Brooks

    Dear Barb,
    Just saw this obituary for Ed and am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed reading about the wonderful life that you shared. I know he has had such a hard time over recent years and we have to reflect on those good, happy times. Stay strong and know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love you,
    Carolyn Brooks

    Reply
  8. Jim Spelman

    Like the rest of your friends, the news of Ed’s passing came as a shock. Losing a good friend isn’t easy, and this certainly isn’t either.
    Thinking back on the camping times, plus taking the boys up and camping on the Mississippi River brings back a flood of memories. Ed always had his shovel handy. 🙂
    Barb and Kids, my sincere condolences to you all. May God have a special place for him in His Heavenly Home.

    Jim Spelman

    Reply
  9. Sue Cary

    Dear Barb & family,

    I was so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Our many years as Wellsbrook neighbors will always hold dear to my heart. I pray for you and your children now and in the days ahead. May God’s love and comfort be with you all.

    Sincerely,
    Sue

    Reply
  10. Jodie Jemming Palmer

    What wonderful memories I have of Ed, Barb and the entire Becker clan in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Lori and I were inseparable, and I spent many days at their home. I knew I was always welcome by her wonderful parents, Ed and Barb. My heart is aching for you Barb,Cherly, Lori, Eddie and Greg. May you find peace by holding dear to your heart the wonderful memories of your husband, father, and grandfather. All my love and prayers during this time of sorrow. Jodie Jemming Palmer

    Reply
  11. Ken & Janet Kaliban

    We are so sad to hear of Ed’s passing. He was one of the most fun guys & always ready for a good time. We all always looked forward to the times when you could return home for a get together & lots of reminiscing. Someone was just talking about you two the other night & all the good times we’ve had.

    Barb, our hearts & prayers go out to you & the kids.

    Reply

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