Oliver G. Becker, 98, of Cahokia, Ill., born May 2, 1916, in Belleville, Ill., passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. Becker was retired from Cahokia Unit School District 187. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Cahokia, Ill., and was an avid golfer and bowler.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Becker, nee Schmitz; two children, Marianna and Ronald Becker; a grandson, Donald Odum, Jr.; and eight brothers and sisters.
Surviving are his children, Carole (Edward) Shaw of Palm Coast, Fla., Geraldine (James) Phelps of Hartford, Conn., Norman (Martha) Becker of Hawaii, Leonard (Jacqueline) Becker of Edgerton, Wis., Kathleen (Donald ) Odum of Dupo, Ill., Jean (Daniel) Burch of Cahokia, Ill., Marlene (Thomas) Shepard of Bismarck, Mo., and Steven (Vickie) Becker of Dupo, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Ruberta Becker of Ellsworth, Maine; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. www.braunfh.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Braun Colonial Funeral Home, Cahokia, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral procession to leave 9:45 a.m. on Monday, June 16, 2014, from Braun Colonial Funeral Home to Holy Family Catholic Church, Cahokia, Ill., for 10 a.m. Mass with Father Paul Wienhoff officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Fairview Heights, Ill.
BRAUN COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME, Cahokia, Ill.
Published by Belleville News-Democrat on Jun. 15, 2014.