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Henry Becker


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Henry Becker

Melcher-Dallas

Services for Henry Becker, 94, will be Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. John Lutheran Church in Melcher-Dallas. Interment will be at the Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Melcher-Dallas. In lieu of flowers memorials to the St. John Lutheran Church or the M-D Community Center. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.pierschbacherfuneralhome.com .

Henry was born December 19, 1918 to John and Minnie Becker. He was married to Opal Geneva Miller on December 19, 1941 and raised their two children: Dennis and Delores (Dee Dee), on their farm near Melcher-Dallas. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the Lion's Club. He was also a school board member for many years. Henry and Geneva established a college scholarship fund for high school music students and was instrumental in establishing the local community center, the church, and supported other businesses in town. After the death of Geneva, he married Edith Evelyn Edwards on March 25, 2001. He never met a stranger. Anyone he met became his friend.

Care Center in Indianola. He was preceded in death by his wife Geneva and daughter Dee Dee. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn; son, Dennis (Kay) Becker; seven grandchildren: Jennifer (Lee) Becker Carpenter, Celice (Jason) Pierce, Juliet Becker, Donnie Vanderlinden, Angela (Carlos) Wakely, Daniel (Julie) Vanderlinden, and Melissa (Gary) Vasseau; and ten great- grandchildren.

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Published in Des Moines Register from Feb. 10 to Feb. 13, 2013
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