DEATHS: Jacob D. Becker, 93

Jacob D. Becker, 93, a farmer, died May 2 at the Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

The funeral was May 4 at the First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro with pastor Ken Peterson officiating. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery in Hillsboro.

He was born Dec. 17, 1907, to David J. Becker and Helena Janzen in Franzthal, Russia. On Nov. 14, 1937, he was married to Reola H. Bartel, who predeceased him in 1997.

He is survived by three sons, Eugene Becker of Stevens, Pa., David Becker of Belton, Mo., and Curt Becker of Hillsboro; four daughters, Geneva Becker of Hillsboro, Lois Unruh of Goessel, Norma Gossen of Corn, Okla., and Elaine Saunders of Newton; a sister, Ann Wheeler of Abilene; two step sisters, Bartha Steinle and Emily Klassen, both of Newton; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established with the First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro.

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