The class of 1957 . Rest In Peace
From the Morton High School class of 1958, may the peace that passes understanding be with the family of Dr. Becker--he was a man of dignity and warmth that showed through the disciplinary role he played .
Mr . Becker was a great principal.
To The Family of Dr. Becker:
With deep regret I learn this evening of his passing. He was truly an extraordinary professional, dedicated and loving husband and father, and friend. I recall his administrative leadership and educational expertise that were guided by a set of values and principles that were part of his total being and guided his decisions. Many of us colleagues in Hammond learned significant strategies in furthering the achievement of young people, having a vibrant learning environment, organizing a new school and understanding basic principles of Student Government. My sincerest expression of deepest sympathy to all of you. I know that he will be greatly missed and remembered by many.
Sorry to hear of your loss, our condolences and symathy to family and friends...may God Bless You All.... the Stahl Family
My deepest sympathies to your family and thank you for all your dedication to your students
I began my high school teaching career under the leadership of Dr. Becker in January of 1968. Five years later Dr. Becker selected me to chair the Morton English Department after exemplary educators like Mabel Hunter and Harriet Moylan. He saw something in me for which I am most sincerely grateful. To Dr. Becker's family and friends, I extend my sympathy for your loss while feeling thankful that he helped guide me on a teaching career where my life was well lived.
Rest in Peace Mr. Becker --
From the 1960 Top Hat, "For nine years Mr. W. W. Becker has been a familiar figure at Morton both as a teacher and an assistant principal. Most of Morton's students have become acquainted with him when they have come to seek his aid or faced him in a disciplinary action. Mr. Becker is always willing to help the student as best he can, and is a friend when then need one."
Ken O'Neal, class of 1960
I've often have thought of Dr. Becker and am grateful for the guidance and understanding (and firmness, too) that he gave me as a young teacher at Morton in the '70's. May you, his family, gain comfort by knowing of the thousands of students and teachers whose lives were changed by his guidance, kindness, and example.
RIP Dr. Becker. Most don't know it, but I was homeless in High School. But you took a chance on an student in your High School, and went against local authorities and let me stay with one of your faculty staff. If you hadn't made that final word okaying suggestions from your faculty Staff until I graduated High School. I don't think I'd be alive today without the help from you and those around you. God will remind you of such a great deed. Thank you.
This is a message I tried to send to Dr. Becker just ten days ago.
Dear Dr. Becker,
Today I came across a letter that you wrote to the class of 1960. I was born in 1960, and you were my principal too; I graduated in 1978. I also happen to be the current principal of Morton High School and I want to thank you for your life's work and in particular your commitment to the children of Hessville Indiana. I would not be sitting at this moment, in your old office, writing this message were it not for your life and career. On behalf of the thousands of children you served, Thank you.
Principal, Morton Senior High School
God Bless. Karen Gardner, Class of 1966
Rest in peace Mr. Becker, always a kind soul and good principal at Morton Senior High School in Hammond, Indiana, we the class of 1974 salute you. You made us all loyal governors....
My deepest sympathy.
''Hammond Morton Class of 66''
Mr Becker was my principle at Morton high class of 74 had a few occasions to sit in his office. will always remember him has a caring man with nothing but the best wishes for his students
Please accept our sympathies from the McMahan-Douglas-Vuletic family.
He was a good man who took his jobs seriously. He will be missed.
P Denise McCrea Israel Class of 1965
Deepest Sympathy from Classes 1965 & 1966.
In behalf of Florence Hart and Randy Tomsic (class 1959)our Prayers and Blessings to the family.
On behalf of the class of 1979 our deepest condolences on the loss of a much beloved principal.