Harold D. Becker

Harold Duane Becker, of Eaton Rapids, Mich. passed away peacefully surrounded by his lifelong friends and family on July 9, 2020, at the age of 85. Harold was born on June 24, 1935, in Lansing, Mich., the son of George and Mary (King) Becker. He was raised in Eaton Rapids but attended school in Olivet until he left to help his family and work on the farm. Harold proudly served in the United State Army from 1956 to 1958. He worked for Oldsmobile as a forklift operator for 25 years retiring in 1979. Harold enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and loved vacationing to Arizona where he spent many winters with his wife, Gladys. He was also very active at the Jean Bradford Kline Senior Center in Eaton Rapids where he enjoyed playing cards, listening to the live music, and socializing with friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Gladys; daughters, Cheryl Shook, Kathy Leikhem; son, Garry Becker and his parents.
Surviving are his children, Nancy Becker, Mike Becker; grandchildren, Sharla (James) Barr, Kristen Pardo, John McCarthy, Adam Becker, Paul Riner, Michelle Quick; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Larry (Beverly) Becker; sister-in-law, Marcella Becker; good friends, Bob (Connie) Bolyard, Ron (Connie) Hoag, Chris Hoffman and numerous extended family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the First Congregational Church in Eaton Rapids. For those desiring memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund in memory of Harold. To share memories or condolences please visit SkinnerFuneralHomes.com.