Roger H. Becker, 80

Roger H. Becker, age 80 of Waterville died on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Methodist Campus in Rochester.

Born on October 26, 1943, in Fordyce, Nebraska, Roger was the son of Cyril and Eleanor (Lammers) Becker. He was a graduate of Holy Trinity High School in Hartington, Nebraska.  Roger served with the Army National Guard based out of Yankton, South Dakota.  Following his military service, Roger began his long career as a sheet metal worker working on a variety of construction projects over the years. His work for Tessier Sheet Metal brought him to Waterville to work on the new school building.  He moved to Waterville in 1972. Roger was united in marriage to Shirley Fessel on November 10, 1973 and they were later divorced. In retirement, Roger enjoyed helping his son-in-law, Bruce on the farm.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Waterville where he served on the parish council, choir, and liturgical committee.  He also served as Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus.  Roger was a longtime member of AA and had mentored many. He was also a past president of the Waterville Sportsman Club, member of the American Legion Post 311, and Sheet Metal Workers Local 10 Union.

Roger is survived by his children, Teresa (Bruce) Marzahn of Waterville, Chad (Angela Hennan) of Waterville; and Trisha (Scott) Gregor of Jordan; six grandchildren, Ashlee (Jim) Harriman, Logan (Shawna) Marzahn, Cody Becker, Trey Becker, Tate Gregor, and Avery Gregor; and three great-grandchildren, Killian, Taelynn, and Stetsyn. He is also survived by siblings, Maurice (Carol) Becker, Leon (Marlene) Becker, Janice (Lloyd) Sudbeck, Neil (Paula) Becker, Clinton Becker, Jane (Larry) Harris, and Michael (Carla) Becker; and many nieces and nephews. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Cyril and Eleanor Becker; granddaughter, Mileah Marzahn; infant sister, Lynette; and sister-in-law, Dianne Becker.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Waterville. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the church.  Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery in Waterville.

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