Walter W. Becker, 88, of Waco, passed away Wednesday June 6, 2018 with his family by his side. Funeral services will be 1p.m. Monday June 11 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2000 Clay St., Waco, with Rev. Peter Kolb officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors from 6-8pm Sunday June 10 at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Dr. Waco.
Walter was born October 11, 1929 in McGregor to William and Emily Becker. He proudly served his country in the US Navy for four years. He married Gladys Schmedthorst on October 19, 1952. He retired in 1984 from General Tire and Rubber Company after 30 years of service. He was a long time member of St. Mark Lutheran Church where he served the Lord on all church boards and as head usher. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and camping where he passed the same love on to his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Keith; brother, Leroy; brothers-in-law, Wesley Sommerfeld, Lloyd and Andy Schmedthorst; and niece, Kathy Kubitza.
Walter is survived by his wife of 65 years, Gladys; daughter, Cheryl Combs and husband Michael; son, Craig Becker and wife Lisa; grandchildren, Christina Holt and husband Andy; Joshua Combs and wife Amber, Krislyn Combs, and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Evelyn Sommerfeld; brother, Marvin Becker; sisters-in-law; Shirley Becker, Jean Schmedthorst, and Julia Ledford and a host of nieces and nephews.
In Lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2000 Clay St., Waco.