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Robert "Bob" Clarence BeckerJanuary 17, 1933 ~ January 10, 2018 (age 84)
Age 84, of Greenville was called to his heavenly home on January 10th 2018, surrounded by his beloved family. He was born January 17, 1933 to the late Clarence and Dorothy (Beck) Becker in Appleton, WI. He married the love of his life, Eunice Weyers on September 8, 1956 in Oshkosh. They enjoyed 53 loving years of marriage together before her death on February 21, 2009.
Bob was very proud to have served in the Navy from 1952-1956 and from 1960-1963. He served on the USS Missouri during the Korean Conflict. He also worked in the shipyard building many ships including one of his favorite ships, the USS American. He later went on to work at Miller Electric and retired in 1990 after working over 25 years. He never seemed to be able to stay out of retirement very long, and after retiring from Miller Electric he worked part time delivering flowers for Greenville Floral. Bobs favorite past time was enjoying time with his wonderful family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren who gave him the title “Grandpa the Great”. He enjoyed many travels out West with his wife Euny, and some of their favorite trips included going to Arizona during the long Wisconsin winters. One of his hobbies was showing his Flat Coated Retrievers in dog shows around the state. During this time some of his dogs achieved championship show status. One of his true passions was riding his motorcycle and taking cross country trips with his sons. He also put many miles on his bicycle over the years. One thing he never missed were his weekly “meetings” with his Coffee Clutch boys, where many of the world problems were solved. Bob was a member of the American Legion Post #38, and active in the Greenville community including the AmVets Post #30, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and a generous donor to the Maryknoll Mission.
Bob is survived by his children, Bill (Gail) Becker, Hortonville, Barb (Dean) Baehman, Hortonville, Jim (Becky) Becker, Greenville, and Bev (Del) Laabs of New London. Two sister’s in-law: Dee (Doc) Mosher, Betty Schoenberger; and brother in-law, Henry Jr “Butch” (Judy) Weyers. His four grandchildren: Tess (Fred) Evenson of Greenville, Greg Baehman, Hortonville, Dustin Laabs ( fiancé Genna Partika), Clintonville, and Corey Laabs, Milwaukee; His two step grandchildren: Aprille Hovde of Menasha, and Mallory Spoor of Oshkosh. He is further survived by his great grandchildren, Liam and Baya Evenson and step great grandchildren Presley Hovde and Beau Minehan; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob was further preceded in death by his father and mother in-law, Henry and Sally Weyers, two sister’s in- law: Ruth Pleshek and Peg Draves; three brother’s in-law: Charles Draves, Roger Pleshek, and Tom Schoenberger.
A Mass of Christian burial for Bob will be held on Tuesday January 16, 2018 at ST. MARY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, N2385 Municipal Drive, Greenville, with Fr. Michael Warden officiating. Visitation will be held at the church Tuesday morning beginning at 9:00 until 10:45 AM, with Mass to follow at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors.
Bob’s family would like to thank the Greenville first responders and all of the medical providers at ThedaCare Hospital-Appleton. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for all the love, prayers and support extended to them during this time. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in his memory.
Pops, G-pa, G-pa the Great, will be greatly missed by his family and friends. We will miss his many stories, his vast knowledge and his amazing memory along with his “Oh dad” jokes.