John F. Becker
John Frederick Becker went to
his heavenly home on October 21, 2016, at the age of 67years and 10 months.
John was born to this earthly
life on December 22, 1948, and was born into his Christian life through Holy
Baptism on January 23, 1949. John grew
in his Christian faith through the nurturing of his Christian parens, through
Christian education at St. Peter’s Lutheran School and Winnebago Lutheran
Academy (1966). He confirmed his
Christian faith on June 10, 1962, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
John grew up in the retail
shoe business under the guidance of his father, Lester, at Becker’s Leather
Goods, Downtown Fond du Lac.
John graduated from the
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1971, with a Bachelor of Business
Administration degree. He attended a
retail management seminar at New York University in 1972.
John served in the Wisconsin
National Guard from January 1970-1976.
He received basic training at Fort Lewis Washington, and was activated
twice – once for the uprising at the Novitiate in Gresham, Wisconsin, and once
for a disturbance at UW-Oshkosh.
John managed the family shoe
store until it closed in 1999, and then worked at Rogan’s Shoes, Fond du Lac,
until he retired in 2014.
During the 1980’s, John was
president of the Fond du Lac Downtown Council for two years and was a member of
the Kiwanis Club and National Men’s Association.
He was an avid sports fan,
and excelled at sports trivia, dates, and statistics. As a youngster, he developed a loyalty to the
old Brooklyn Dodgers (now LA Dodgers).
John is survived by his
brother, Robert of Appleton; niece, Ann (Chad) Marohn of Lannon, Wisconsin;
niece, Amy (Jonathan) Schneider of Elkhorn, Wisconsin; and several cousins and
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Lester and Lydia (Krueger); and a sister-in-law, Mary Becker.
In the last months, John’s
health deteriorated due to complications from heart and kidney failure. The family wishes to acknowledge the care he
received from many doctors and nurses, but especially those at Rennes Rehab and
Renaissance Assisted Living in Appleton, and ThedaCare facilities in Appleton
The Christian funeral service
for John will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran
Church, 1600 South Main Street, Fond du Lac, where John was a lifelong member,
with Rev. Michael J. Zuberbier officiating.
Interment will follow at Estabrooks Cemetery.
Friends and relatives are
invited to gather at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.
In John’s memory, memorials
may be directed to St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church or Winnebago Lutheran
We celebrate John’s soul is
in heaven because of the perfect life, death, and resurrection of his Savior
“I am the way, the truth and
the life. No one comes to the Father
except through me.” John 14:6
Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving
the family, www.kurkimachfuneralchapel.com.