Walter Becker, Jr.

Walter Becker, Jr.
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Walter Becker, Jr., 93, of Belleville, IL, born September 30, 1926, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, April 13, 2020, at his residence.

Mr. Becker was a foreman for Monsanto before his retirement.  He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL.  Walter was also a member of the Freeburg Mason’s Lodge # 418, the American Legion Post #550, the Belleville Senior Citizens Club, and the former Boots and Slippers Square Dance Club. Walter was a United States Air Force and Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Edna O., nee Walker, Becker, whom he married on October 7, 1950, and who died on July 3, 2016; his parents, Walter J. and Luella, nee Mank, Becker; and a sister Ruth Pulvierenti.

Surviving are his two sons, Jay (Genevieve) Becker of Oviedo, FL, and Gary (Teresa) Becker of Smithton, IL;
one daughter, Bonnie (Richard) Russavage, of Festus, MO;
seven grandchildren, Lesia Becker (Alicia Alexander), Andrew (Jennifer) Becker, Joseph (Rene’) Becker, Lindsey Smith (Joel Prior), Patrick (Anais) Becker, Jill (Terry) Graves, and Julie (Braden) Roth;
thirteen great-grandchildren;
and three great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, to Home Instead Senior Care – Belleville, or to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  Private family services will be held.



4 Comments on Walter Becker, Jr.

John & Paula McCorkle said : Guest Report Apr 19, 2020 at 2:27 PM

I only knew Walter for a couple of years,but I am so very proud to have met him. Walter & I shared a love for building and flying model airplanes.He was a great guy to hang out with, and an exceptionally good person. One of the nicest fellows you could ever meet. Norm is up there too,you guys can go flying together like the old days. I miss you buddy! John McCorkle

  • Highland
  • Illinois
Ann said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2020 at 12:18 PM

Gary, Sorry to hear about your dad Ann

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Chris & Kelly Hedum said : Guest Report Apr 15, 2020 at 8:05 AM

Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved father. Chris & Kelly

  • Geneva
  • FL
Dean Becker said : Guest Report Apr 14, 2020 at 8:31 PM

Sorry to hear of Junior’s passing. He and my dad were flying buddies for a long time. I stopped by to visit with him late last year when I was up there. Junior always had something to say and I’ll miss him as I would call him from time to time to check in on him.

  • Sarasota
  • FL

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