Duane C. Becker, 83, passed away on July 15, 2017
Duane C. Becker, 83, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Lakepoint El Dorado.
His family will gather with friends from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by a memorial service with military honors at 2 p .m., all on Thursday, at the First Nazarene Church. Interment will be in Walnut Valley Memorial Park.
Duane was born on April 15, 1934 in Wichita, the son of Rosalie Becker. He was a graduate of Wichita East High School and Butler County Junior College. He served his country proudly in the United States Army from 1956-1958. Duane worked for the City of El Dorado as a machine operator for 36 years, retiring in 1996. He was an avid sports fan, coached a little baseball when his sons were young and enjoyed travelling to sporting events with his friend Galen Blackmore. Duane attended the El Dorado First Church of the Nazarene. He was united in marriage to Sharill Baumeister in January of 1970, and she preceded him in death in 2013.
Duane is survived by: his sons, Mike Becker of El Dorado and Charlie Becker of Rochelle, Ill.; grandchildren, Taylor, Jessi, Alex and Trevor; and his brother, Marvin Evans of El Dorado.
Duane was preceded in death by his mother Rosalie, and wife Sharill.
Memorial contributions in Duane’s name may be directed to the First Church of the Nazarene Music Ministry Fund, 202 N. Taylor; El Dorado 67042. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Duane at www.carlsonkirbymorris.com