Kenneth Becker, 89, of Staples passed away on June 13, 2019.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, June 17, 2019, 11:00 a.m., with Fr. Tom Becker and Fr. Gabriel Walz con-celebrating.
Interment was held at the Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples.
Kenneth was born March 3, 1930, in Turtle Creek Township, Todd County, to Louis and Anna (Host) Becker. On October 26, 1950, he married Mary Lee Martin at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. Ken was a dairy farmer his whole life. He enjoyed farming, playing cards and was a proud grandpa and great grandpa. He was an active member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church as well as the Knights of Columbus.
Ken is survived by his wife Mary Lee; nine children: Catherine (Lloyd) Fellbaum, Jeanne (Larry) Odden, Scott (Sheila) Becker, Barb (John) Reese, Connie (Mike) Odden, Terry (Bill) Kavanaugh, Judy (Don) Lisson, Carol (Al) Lisson, Mike Becker; 49 grandchildren, 78 great-grandchildren; one sister Clara Johnson; sisters-in-law Darlene (Rolly) Gode, Mary Becker and brother-in-law Ray (Angie) Martin.
Ken is preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Sue Pearson and Kristi Becker; one grand-daughter, Stephanie Pearson; two great-granddaughters, Grace Becker and Ella Odden and eight siblings, Helen Biermaier, Mildred Becker, Lucille Hoelscher, Rita Jubert, Barb Holmquist, Dick Becker, Fred Becker and Margie Zins.
Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home – itenfuneralhome.com.