Bill B. Becker


OREGON – Bill B. Becker, 90, longtime Oregon resident, passed away Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Rock River Hospice Home, Sterling. Born Aug.11, 1929 in Marseilles, the son of Howard and Valdean (Marks) Becker.

Married to Mary Anne  Robertson Sept. 15, 1950. Bill graduated from Oregon High School with the class of 1948 and served in the Army National Guard in Dixon. He worked many years at Kable Printing in Mt. Morris where he served his apprenticeship in Photo Engraving and for 34 years at Blackhawk Engraving and Combined Communications in Oregon, retiring in 1994. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Oregon.

Survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, Mary Anne Becker of Oregon; sons, Barry (Kathy) Becker of Oconomowoc, Wis., Howard (Nancy) Becker of Oregon and Randy Becker of Mt. Morris; daughter, Val (Dan) Herriot of Oregon; 7 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents and sister, Rachael Hardesty.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private graveside service will be held at Byron Cemetery. Memorials in Bill’s name may be made to Rock River Hospice & Home, Sterling. Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon assisted the family with arrangements.