George Becker Funeral Services This Afternoon
Funeral services for George Becker, 79, will be held here this afternoon at 2 o’clock at Untermeyer Funeral home, and burial will be in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery. The Rev. George Ricker of the Methodist church will officiate.
Mr. Becker died in a rest home in San Antonio Tuesday morning. He had been in frail health for some time.
Born in Shaw’s Bend Sept. 2, 1879, he was a son of John and Elizabeth Schobel Becker. He was married to Minnie Wink Jan 7, 1902, and the couple lived in Shaw’s Bend and Glidden before coming to Columbus where they spend the remainder of their married life. They celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary here in 1952. Mrs. Becker died about 3 years ago.
Mr. Becker worked for R. A. Hastings, blacksmith; Harbert’s garage and Horton and Horton gravel plant before joining Schobel Truck & Tractor co. as machinist. He worked there about 25 year until his health forced him to retire.
He s survived by his only child, a daughter, Mrs. L. S. Utz of San Antonio; 2 grandchildren, M. E. Cousins of Sheridan and Mrs. Ruth Adele Covelle of San Antonio; 3 sisters and several grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Otto and Lester Schobel, Oscar Henicke, Jimmy Mikulenka, William Schneider and E. G. Miller.
Services were also held in San Antonio yesterday (Wednesday) evening at 7 o’clock in the Reibe funeral home. Colorado County Citizen, December 11, 1958, page 1
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