Eugene Gene Bumpa L. Becker

Eugene “Gene” “Bumpa”L. Becker, 86, of Fond du Lac passed away Sun. Dec. 28, 2014 from a brief battle with cancer at St. Agnes Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born Feb. 27, 1928 in Fond du Lac the son of Irving and Anna Bastian Becker. Eugene served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1945 until 1948 during WWII end serving in the Pacific. On Nov. 26, 1949, he married Mae Dorothy Keller at Immanuel Trinity Lutheran Church in Fond du Lac. Eugene worked for G & L as a machinist for 44 years retiring in 1990. Eugene was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Eagles and Trier Puddy American Legion Post #75. Gene was inducted into the Fond du Lac Softball Hall of Fame in 2006. He spent over 20 years camping at the Pearl lake Campground and was an avid hunter. He flew on the Old Glory Honor Flight in Sept. 2012. He loved watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren play sports and was an avid Brewers and Packers fan. He enjoye d spending the day at the Casino. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Mae, five daughters: Linda Becker, Gail (Howard) Schmitz, Pamela May, Anne (Norm) Helmer and Michelle (Michael) Blaine, 12 grandchildren: Tony (Spring) Singleton, Angie (Erik) Seyfert, Andrea (Nick) Hodgden, Howard Schmitz, TJ (Tammy) Julka, Ryan Julka, Jeffrey (Maeghan)Greeno, Amberly (Paul) Brestor, Alicia (Matt) Schmitz, Jason (fiancée Kassi) Helmer, Travis Jensen and Cassandra (Nick) Kawleski, 19 great grandchildren: Blade, Hunter, Gunnar and Liberty Singleton, Savannah, Zachary and Allison Seyfert, Lexi and Tyler Hodgden, Jacob and Emma Julka, Cameron Greeno, Addison Brestor, Brayley, Elizabeth and Taylor Helmer, Carson Schmitz and baby girl due in January, Owen and Anna Kawleki. He is further survived by two brothers: Clifford Becker and Kenneth “Butch” (Ellie) Becker and one sister Carol Dehnel and many brother and sister-in-laws. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother Donald and one sister Joyce Becker, two son-in-laws: Bruce Jensen and Terry Julka. 

Funeral services will be held Wed. Dec. 31st at 1:00 PM at the Hope Lutheran Church 260 Vincent Street, Fond du Lac. Rev. Steven Huff will officiate. Visitation will be Wed. Dec. 31st from 11:00 AM until 1 PM at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be directed to the family. Guestbook and online condolences are at Eugene’s family would like to thank the St. Agnes Four South nursing staff for their compassionate care.