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Harlan H. Becker

Obituary for Harlan H. Becker

November 20, 1932 - March 23, 2020
Horicon, Wisconsin | Age 87


Harlan H. Becker, age 87, of Horicon passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Harlan was born the son of Julius and Regina (Nienhueser) Becker on November 20, 1932 in Concordia, MO. Harlan attended Saint Paul's Lutheran Preparatory School and then continued his education at Concordia College, Seward, Nebraska (now Concordia University Nebraska). He was united in marriage to Carol J. Schuster on June 16, 1956 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Merrill, WI. Harlan spent much of his life as an educator, choir director, and music teacher sharing his God-given talents with many students over the years. Alongside his wife Carol, he was an active member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Horicon. Harlan was involved in music ministry at the church, as well as choir director and organist for 38 years. He also directed the handbell choir and was on the Dodge County Concert Association Board. After retirement, Harlan and Carol continued their music ministry and they traveled extensively sharing their faith and their talents. In the 1970s and 1980s, the entire family toured as the Becker Bell Ringers.

Harlan is survived by his wife of 63 years - Carol of Horicon; his children - David (Sandra) Becker of Bismarck, ND, John (Barbara) Becker of Madison, WI, and Catherine (Gary) Roscher of Carrollton, TX; his sisters -Norma Lakey of Broken Arrow, OK. and Helen Stebbe of Indianapolis, IN; his grandchildren - Taylor (Dustin) Weeks, Torrie (Paul) Hally, Adam Becker, Paul Becker, Evie Ehrlich, and Allison (Lee) Olsen; his great granddaughters - Norah Weeks, Hayden Thomashefsky, Corra Olsen, and Promise Olsen; and his great grandson - Alder Olsen. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A memorial service in memory of Harlan will take place on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Horicon. A visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. at the church.

Memorials in memory of Harlan may be directed to St. Stephen Lutheran Church and School.

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