|Name||Age||Place of Birth > Place of Death||Newspaper||Publication Date||Submitter|
|BECKER, Joseph F||87||Breese IL||CarlyleUB||5 Oct 2005||fch|
Joseph Becker, 87
Joseph F. Becker, 87, of Breese died on Tuesday, Sept. 27th, 2005, at his home.
Born on Aug. 8th, 1918, in Breese, he was the son of Frederick and Ernestine Habich Becker. He married Juliana Woltering on June 18th, 1946, at St. Augustine Church in Breese, and she survives. Survivors also include three sons, John Becker, Charles Becker and James Becker, all of Breese; four daughters, Margaret Foppe, Barbara Von Alst and Julia Becker, all of Breese, and Alicia Smith of Houston, Tex.; 21 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
Becker was preceded in death by four brothers, Melvin Becker, Victor Becker, John Becker and Edward Becker.
Establishing the Joseph F. Becker Masonry in Breese in 1948, he was a lifelong member of St. Dominic Parish and Men's Sodality. He was a member of Breese Knights of Columbus Council 2869, honorary member of Breese Lions Club and a Melvin Jones Award recipient, a life member of Southern Illinois Building Association, and a member and past commander of the Breese American Legion Post 252. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during WWII.
Funeral services were held on Friday, Sept. 30th, at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Church in Breese with the Rev. Father Patrick Peter officiating. Burial followed in St. Dominic/ St. Augustine Cemetery in Breese.
Visitation was held at the Hempen Funeral Home in Breese. The Lions Club, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion attended the visitation.
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