Floyd Becker

Floyd Warren Becker, 85, passed February 22, 2017 at Kingston Care Center. He was born August 1, 1931 in Kendallville, to the late Warren and Wilma (Gongwer) Becker. He was adopted by his step-mother Leona (Prentice) Becker after the death of his mother. Floyd graduated from Salem Center School in rural Steuben County in 1949. After graduation he enlisted in the USMC and served in Korea. On January 26, 1957 Floyd married Geraldine Brand at Zion Lutheran Church in Corunna. Floyd and Geraldine were married for 55 years until her passing in 2012. Floyd retired from International Harvester after 30 plus years. During his retirement he worked at Avis Rent-a-Car, Scott’s Supermarkets and volunteered at Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. He also attended Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church. Floyd enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, fishing, walking at the mall, singing at church and picking up aluminum cans along roadsides which he used to buy saving bonds for his grandchildren. He is survived by four sons, Brian (Mary Ann Cunningham) Becker of Auburn, Barry (Patricia) Becker of Fort Wayne, Bruce (Roxanne) Becker of Grabill and Glenn (Sue) Becker of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren, Jessica, Daniel, Megan, Brandi, Colin, Grace, Zachary and Anna; two great grandchildren, Noah and Miranda; sister, Phyllis Cassleman of Kendallville; and three sisters in law, Ida Mae Becker of Salem, Oregon, Judy Becker of Golden Lake, Indiana and Bonnie Becker of Kendallville. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Lloyd, Wayne, Jim and Dennis. Funeral Service is 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church, 12707 Tonkel Road, with one hour of calling prior. Calling is also 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2016 at the church. He will be laid to rest at Prince of Peace Lutheran Cemetery at 2 p.m. Preferred memorials are to Visiting Nurse.