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Herbert Henry Becker, 100, Glencoe

Herbert Henry Becker, 100, of Glencoe and formerly of New Auburn, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long-Term Care.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 20, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Auburn with the Rev. Bradley Danielson officiating. Ruth Ann Gehrke was the organist. Soloist Andrea Lynn sang “Old Man.” Congregational hymns were “Oh, Take My Hand, Dear Father,” “Amazing Grace” and “Just As I Am.”
Pallbearers were Eldon Becker, Michael Becker, David Gehrke, Eric Dahlke, Tim Becker and David Knick.
Interment was in High Island Cemetery in New Auburn.
Herbert Henry Becker was born July 27, 1914, at his home in New Auburn Township, the son of Charles and Alvina (Alsleben) Becker. He was baptized as an infant on Aug. 14, 1914, by the Rev. Diemer, and was confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 1, 1928, by the Rev. Werner, both at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Auburn.
He attended District 36 German country school near New Auburn. He was blessed with one son, Roger.
Mr. Becker was a farmer for 30 years and lived on the family farm near New Auburn until the age of 98. He also worked for the city of Glencoe as a sanitation engineer for 15 years. He was a lifelong member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Auburn.
Mr. Becker enjoyed watching the deer walk across the yard at the farm. Many times he fished the creek that ran through his farm. He used his binoculars to watch the geese and ducks land in the slough. It was a hunter’s wonderland for him. He also enjoyed traveling, playing cards, and fishing and hunting, shooting his last deer at the age of 85. He cherished the time spent with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Luella Becker of Glencoe; son, Roger Becker and wife Kathy of New Auburn; grandchildren, Wendy Becker and special friend Linda, Timothy Becker and special friend Amber, Cindy Dahlke and husband Dean, Kari Brinkman and husband Kirk, and Ryan Becker and his special friend Amber; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Eddie Becker of Glencoe; sisters-in-law, Lorraine Gehrke of Winthrop, Bernice Knick of Glencoe, Mildred “Millie” Knick of Hutchinson and Fran Knick of Hutchinson; nephews, nieces, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Alvina Becker; brother, Arthur Becker and his wife Gladys; sister, Esther Grenke and her husband Leonard; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Becker, Ellsworth Knick and his wife Mildred, Eugene Knick, Earl Knick, Vernon Knick and Wilmer Gehrke.
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.