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Harvey Becker

March 30, 1923 — May 26, 2015

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Harvey Becker

Moundridge, KS  – Harvey Becker, 92, peacefully passed away with loved ones at his side at Mercy Hospital, Moundridge, Kansas, on May 26th, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 10:30AM Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Harmony Springs Mennonite Church with Minister Verle Giesbecht and Minister Lee Unruh officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Harvey Becker was born on March 30, 1923 in McPherson County, Kansas to the late Nettie Decker Becker and the late John Becker. At 20 years of age, he heard God's call and accepted God's plan of salvation.  He was baptized in the Lonetree Church by Minister John A. Becker, becoming a member of the Church of God in Christ Mennonite, remaining faithful to his vows to the end of his life.

His childhood years were spent between Central and Western Kansas. On August 06, 1944, he was joined in marriage to Lena Nikkel, Inman, KS, sharing the joys and sorrows of life for 49 years. To this union, five children were born, two of whom died in infancy. They farmed in the Marquette area north of Inman, KS. In 1961, the family moved to Louisville, GA settling on a dairy farm. Seven years later, he suffered the loss of his left leg in a farm accident. Facing this with fortitude, he tried to continue to provide for his family. He and his wife then moved to Mississippi, living briefly at Clarksdale, and then relocating to the Brooksville MS area. As he grew older, Harvey often said farming was still in his blood. After Lena passed away February 14, 1992, he was very lonely. Two years later, he moved to Lobelville, TN, where he enjoyed hauling people from the Plain People Community. During this time in his life, he traveled to different states and countries, giving him many experiences and memories to share. In the fall of 1999, he moved again to Louisville, GA, helping his son by hauling plants for several years.

After being alone for nine years, God gave him another companion in Martha Hughes.  They were married March 04 ,2001 in Fredonia ,KS. They enjoyed life together, living in GA for five years and then moving to Fredonia in 2006 to be closer to her children.  In December 2009, they moved to Moundrige Manor, appreciating the care they received.  On November 13, 2011, God called Martha home, leaving Harvey lonely once again. In March 2012, he moved again to GA, taking a special interest in his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Due to health reasons, he again returned to Moundridge Manor at the end of April 2015, residing there for a little less than a month when he God called him to his reward.

Harvey taught by example the value of hard work and could often be heard whistling which meant all was well. He often expressed a concern that all his family would be saved.  He believed the Bible was the final authority.

He is survived by this three children and four grandchildren—Wayne, Millington, TN, LaVonne and Gilbert Toews, their son Riley, Whitemouth, MB, Galen and Julie, Avera, GA, and their sons, Eric and Quinda, Alex and Melissa, Ryan and Abby, and Tony, all from Avera, GA; six great grandchildren; stepchildren, Ann and Estel North, McVeytown, PA, Linda Wohlgemuth, Crooked Creek, AB, Carolyn and Arnold Blosser, Fredonia, KS, Paul and Gail Hughes, Hazelton, ID, Edwin and Karen Hughes, Versailles, MO, Daniel and Cynthia Hughes, Hydro, OK; 33 step grandchildren; 101 step great grandchildren; sister Della Spann; brother Charlie Becker; brothers-in-law Jona and Diana Nikkel, Frank Giesbrecht, Chester and Lavern Unruh, Russel and Dorothy Unruh; sister-in-law Margaret Friesen; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are his parents, both wives, two infant daughters two brothers, and four sisters.

The family will receive friends from 7:00-8:00PM Saturday evening, May 30, 2015 at Harmony Springs Mennonite Church.
The family wishes to express their gratitude for the kindness evidenced in thought, deed, prayer and presence during the services.

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