Sylvester T. "Sy" Becker (1922 - 2011)

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Sylvester T. "Sy" Becker, 88

St. Cloud

December 27, 1922 ~ September 19, 2011

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Sylvester T. "Sy" Becker, 88 of St. Cloud who passed away on Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, Sauk Rapids, after a lengthy illness. Reverend Matthew Crane and Reverend Mr. Fred Reker will officiate. Inurnment will take place with military honors at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery Columbarium in Little Falls.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday (TODAY) at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at the church. The Waite Park American Legion Silver Star Post #428 will pray at 6:00 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home in St. Cloud.

Sy was born December 27, 1922 in Waite Park, Minnesota to Peter and Elizabeth (Euteneuer) Beckers. He was a U.S Army Veteran of WWII serving in the European-African-Middle Eastern and the Asiatic-Pacific Theaters. Sy was employed by Franklin Manufacturing for many years and later by St. Cloud State University in the Maintenance Department for 20 years, retiring in 1989. He married Rose Weis; they later divorced. Sy married Winnifred A. (Schmitt) Hovi on February 12, 1978 in Waite Park. He was a member of St. John Cantius Parish, the Waite Park American Legion Silver Star Post #428 and the East Side Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4847.

Survivors include his wife, Winnifred; 12 children; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; one stepdaughter; and three sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Hubert, Leonard, Jerome and Edmund; and sister, Viola Klein.

Memorials are preferred.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Sept. 21, 2011
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