Obit: Becker, Orville (1938 - 2009)
Surnames: Becker, Boehm, Dahl, Omelian, Fechhelm, Cook, Groff, Parmer, Grouhlke, Dix, Faber
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Friday, 24 Apr. 2009
Becker, Orville (12 May 1938 - 23 Apr. 2009)
Orville Becker, 70, Medford, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, under the care of Hope Hospice Care and his loving family at his home.
Orville was born May 12, 1938, in Athens, son of the late Herman and Anna (Boehm) Becker. On June 9, 1962, he married Evangeline Dahl in Medford. He farmed in the town of Athens until November 1984. Orville then moved to the town of Medford, where he worked as a timber consultant for Sorenson Land and Lumber of Bonduel until he became very ill.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling throughout the United States and spending time with his family.
Orville is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Evangeline (nee Dahl) Becker, Medford; daughter, Kathleen (Matt) Omelian, Athens; son, Bernard Becker (special friend, Belinda Fechhelm), Dorchester; five special grandchildren, Brandon and Jessica Omelian, both of Athens, CiJi Rae of Dorchester, Mitchell of Athens and John Becker of Dorchester; siblings, Marcella Cook, Verna Groff, Medford, Irma (Lee) Parmer, Mattoon, Dorothy Grouhlke, Medford, and Delmar (Marilyn) Becker and Dale (Sally) Becker, both of Wausau; his loving dog, Coumadin; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Alfred.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2009, at Christ United Church, 712 Pine St., Athens. The Rev. Kenneth A. Dix will officiate. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, April 24, at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 312 Caroline St., Athens, and again from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church.
Pallbearers will be grandchildren, CiJi Rae Becker, Mitchell Becker, John Becker, Brandon Omelian and Jessica Omelian, and nephew Giovanni Faber.
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