Melvin G. “Mel” Becker, 88 of
Trenton, died Sunday, June 20, 2010 at his residence.
Mr. Becker was born December 25,
1921 in Trenton to Alois and Hannah (Crannage) Becker; they preceded
him in death.
Also preceded in death by a brother,
Forest “Bud” Becker; a sister, Lillian Krueger; sisters-in-law and
brothers-in-law, Gloria Becker, Katherine and Ed Ficker, Christine
and Herman Schniers, Victor Wehlage, Ed and Irene Wehlage, Armella
and Rich Holtgrave, Leona Wehlage, and John Wehlage, Jr. in
He married Florence Wehlage on April
29, 1947 at St. Dominic Church in Breese; she survives in Trenton.
Also surviving are his sons, John
Becker and Tom Becker both of Trenton; 2 grandchildren, Matt Lezon
and Jenny Albers; a daughter-in-law, Cheri Lezon of O’Fallon; and a
sister-in-law, Marge Wehlage of Glen View, IL.
Mel retired as the owner/operator on
Becker Oil Co. in Trenton and he was a veteran of the United States
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic
Church, Trenton American Legion Post 778, Trenton VFW Post 7983,
Charter Member of Trenton Nut House Club, retired volunteer after
30+ years form the Trenton Fire Department and was inducted into the
Clinton County Baseball Hall of Fame.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
will be Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 10:00 am
at St. Mary Catholic Church in
Trenton with Fr. Eugene Kreher
officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary
Visitation will be Tuesday, June 22,
2010 from 4:00-8:00 pm and again on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 from
8:00-9:30 am at the Moss
Funeral Home in Trenton.
Memorials can be made to St. Mary
Church or to the American Heart Association and will be received at
the funeral home.
AMERICAN LEGION AND VFW SERVICES AT 7 PM and
K OF C SERVICES at 7:45 PM all TUESDAY EVENING
AT THE FUNERAL HOME