Bill B. Becker
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Bill B. Becker

Born: August 11, 1929; Marseilles

Died: August 6, 2020; Sterling

OREGON – Bill B. Becker, 90, longtime Oregon resident, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2020 in Rock River Hospice Home, Sterling.

He was born August 11, 1929 in Marseilles, IL, the son of Howard and Valdean (Marks) Becker. He married Mary Anne Robertson September 15, 1950. Bill graduated from Oregon High School with the class of 1948 and served in the Army National Guard in Dixon. He worked many years at Kable Printing in Mt. Morris, where he served his apprenticeship in photo engraving, and for 34 years at Blackhawk Engraving and Combined Communications in Oregon, retiring in 1994. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Oregon.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, Mary Anne Becker of Oregon; sons, Barry (Kathy) Becker of Oconomowoc, WI, Howard (Nancy) Becker of Oregon and Randy Becker of Mt. Morris; daughter, Val (Dan) Herriot of Oregon; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his parents and sister, Rachael Hardesty.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private graveside service will be held at Byron Cemetery.

Memorials in Bill's name may be made to Rock River Hospice & Home, Sterling.

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Published in Sauk Valley News on Aug. 8, 2020.
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August 8, 2020
Dear Anne and Becker Family, John and I are so very sorry to learn of Bill's death. It was always a blessing to me when you and he were able to attend worship. May the peace of Christ, and his promises of a heavenly home, sustain you as you grieve. Bill rests in peace, and rises in glory.
The Rev. Karen Gerhard-Conner
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