In Memory of Otto Becker
Otto Carl Becker, 89, of Turtle Lake died Monday, May 27, 2019 at Sacred Heart Hospital. He was born January 9, 1930 in Elgin, IL to Otto Sr. and Rosa (Denzel) Becker. He was married at Long Lake Lutheran Church on October 8, 1960 to Barbara Peterson. Otto attended school at Happy Corners and graduated from Turtle Lake High School. He got his bachelor's degree from UW River Falls in agriculture education.
Otto was drafted into the Army and served in the Korean Conflict. He then worked for ASCS in Antigo for about 6 years, followed by PCA. Otto and his family moved to Turtle Lake in 1967 where he farmed on the family dairy farm for 26 years. Throughout his life Otto served on numerous boards including: Lions Club, Zion Lutheran Church, Turtle Lake School, Bank of Turtle Lake, Luck Mutual, Beaver Township, Polk County, Almena Ag Coop., and AMPI. He enjoyed being able to serve the community through the numerous boards he served on.
Otto loved playing cards and board games, watching birds, gardening, bowling and golfing. He was a wonderful husband to Barb and an awesome dad, grandpa and great grandpa. Otto was a man who communicated his love through his actions. He was always available to help and support his family. His family can look around their homes and see all the things he helped them with. He and Barb attended as many of the grandchildren’s activities as possible; while still making time to travel with his beautiful bride of almost 59 years. Otto always enjoyed spending time with his extended family and his friends.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; children: Sandy (Don) Johnson and Kevin (Tammy) Becker; grandchildren: Tara Gruber, Joshua Johnson, Matthew Becker, Jonah Becker, Katie Becker and Sophia Becker; great grandchildren: Ethan Johnson, Olivia Gruber, Liam Johnson and Grace Gruber; nephews: Douglas and Russell Jorgensen; sister, Marion Jorgensen; beloved canine companion, Lizzy; and many other family and friends. Otto was preceded in death by his parents, Otto Sr. and Rosa Becker; his brother, Albert Becker; and great grandson, Connor Gruber.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at Christ Lutheran Church - Pipe Lake with Pastor Steve Miller officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9-11 AM Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at the church.
Skinner Funeral Home of Turtle Lake is serving the family.