Eugene H. Becker, 71, Latshaw Bros. comptroller, enjoyed motorcycling, family

By on December 14, 2016

Eugene H. Becker, 71, of Stevens, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy.

He was born in Hillsboro, Kansas, to the late Jacob D. and Reola (Bartel) Becker; and was the husband of Martha Agatha (Wiens) Becker, with whom he shared 46 years of marriage.

Eugene had been a member of the Akron Mennonite Church. He enjoyed annual trips to Kansas to visit his family; loved his children and grandchildren dearly, as well as his in-laws, and always looked forward to family gatherings. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle, tinkering with his cars, collecting toy John Deere tractors, and eating peanut M & Ms.

A graduate of Hillsboro High School, he continued his education at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas, where he received a bachelor of arts degree in economics. He had worked for former Victor F. Weaver Inc. (now Tyson); and Latshaw Bros. Concrete Inc., Denver, where he was the comptroller.

In addition to his wife, Eugene is survived by a daughter: Crystal, wife of Christopher Perry, of York; a son: Clinton Becker, husband of Christine Baek, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three grandsons: Connor and Ryan Perry, and Ethan Becker; six siblings: Geneva Becker of Hillsboro, Kansas; Lois (Clifford) Unruh of Hillsboro, Kansas; Norma (Gary) Gossen of Corn, Okla.; Elaine (Ron) Saunders of Newton, Kansas; David (Kathy) Becker of Belton, Mo.; and Curt Becker of Hillsboro, Kansas; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Dr. Balepur and his team at the Anne Barshinger Cancer Center, and the Hospice and Community Care staff, for their compassionate care throughout Eugene’s long illness.

Services were held Dec. 10 at Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, Denver, with Chaplain Nilda Roman officiating. Interment was in Mellinger’s Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Eugene’s memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604 or to Mennonite Disaster Service, 583 Airport Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at roseborostradling.com.

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