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Becker, Terry 1952 -2016


Posted By: Bill Waters (email)
Date: 1/14/2016 at 21:06:02

Terry Becker, 53, of Newburgh, Ind., formerly of Effingham, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in the Philippines.

A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Church in Effingham with the Rev. Van Brooks officiating. Doors will open at 10:15 a.m. No visitation will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Samaritan’s Purse. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com . Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham assisting with arrangements.

Terry James was born on May 2, 1962, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Francis and Helen (Leibold) Becker. He was united in marriage to Jane O’Bryan on Aug. 8, 1987. Terry graduated from Iowa State University in 1984 with an Agronomy Degree and worked for DuPont Pioneer for 32 years. Terry was a member of Bethel Church in Evansville, Ind., and previously a member of New Hope Church in Effingham for over 20 years where he served in many capacities such as Sunday School teacher, Elder, Personnel Committee member and Missions. Terry served on many mission trips, enjoyed spending time with his family and his main passion was the pursuit of Jesus. He had an impact on many and left behind an incredible legacy.

Terry is survived by his wife of 28 years, Jane of Newburgh, Ind.; two daughters, MacKenzie Becker of Newburgh, Ind., and Mallory Stolte and her husband Kase of Lancaster, Texas; parents, Francis and Helen Becker of Hiawatha, Iowa; two sisters, Teresa (Tom) Wille and their son Austin of Hiawatha, Iowa; Denise (Tony) VanOtegham and their sons Evan and Wade of Victor, Iowa; and brother, David and his son Bryan of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Source: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Effingham Daily News.

Submitter's note: Terry grew up on a farm north of Norway Iowa and graduated from Norway High school


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