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CARL E. BECKER, 89, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, 12:31 a.m., at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born May 7, 1923, in Pulaski County, he was the son of Peter and Matilda (Moise) Becker. He graduated from Winamac High School with the Class of 1941. Carl served in the United States Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1946. He had been an Allen County resident since 1946. On Jan. 10, 1948, he married Mildred A. Ross at St. Paul Catholic Church. He worked at International Harvester / Navistar, Fort Wayne, retiring with 34 years of service. Carl was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Arcola and the UAW. Survivors include his daughter, Betty J. Nitz of Albuquerque, N.M.; five sons, Ronald P. (Alice) Becker of Stockbridge, Ga., Nicholas C. (Ginger) Becker of Kansas City, Mo., Michael J. (Debra) Becker of Covington, Ga., Timothy P. (Patricia) Becker and Edward C. (Mary) Becker, both of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one sister, Pauline Fites of Winamac; and two brothers, Thomas (Francis) Becker of South Bend and Jack (Mary Catherine) Becker of Winamac. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mildred; four brothers, Clem, Ralph, Richard, and Eugene Becker; and four sisters, Alberta Wank, Helen Johnson, Mary Lou Dorniesfiee, and Joan Beehler. Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with Father Alex Dodrai officiating. Visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, with a Rosary service 4:30 p.m. Burial will follow Mass at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the Whitley County Korean War Veteran's Honor Guard. Memorials may be given in memory of Mr. Becker to the masses. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To send family condolences or sign the guest register book, please visit www.demoneygrimes.com
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 1, 2013