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Carl Eugene Becker

July 21, 1937 November 29, 2021
Carl Eugene Becker
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Carl was born July 21, 1937, into the Christian family of George August and Dorothy Edna Meyers-Becker.
Carl was baptized in Immanuel Lutheran Church on August 8, 1937 and confirmed his faith on April 2, 1950. Carl continued to be very active in Immanuel Lutheran Church serving in numerous church offices. Carl graduated from the Altamont Community High School with the Class of 1954. Carl then attended the University of Illinois was the winner of the 1957 Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Individual Champion and was president of the University of Illinois Livestock Judging Team. Carl graduated from the University of Illinois in 1958. Carl was the winner of the intercollegiate livestock judge for the U of I and was also awarded the outstanding senior in the college of agriculture.

After graduating from the University of Illinois Carl was a former science, mathematics and agricultural teacher in the Beecher City and Teutopolis School districts for a number of years. Carl always maintained his love for agriculture, horse breeding and well know for horse racing announcing, both in the United States and other countries as Canada, Sweden, and New Zealand. Over the years, some of his business dealing including the ownership of car washes and laundromats in Illinois and Indiana. Some of his memberships included the US Naval Reserve receiving an honorable discharge, the USTA, NRA, Lutherans for Life, Former Effingham County Fair Association, Director, ISOBA Board of Directors, Illinois Christian Harness Horseman Association, Downstate Classic Board, ZHHA Hall of Fame Inductee, Harness Racing Hall of Fame and Museum, IHHA Hall of Fame Inductee Communicators’ Corner Inductee, 4H Alumni Award Commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel


Carl is survived by his:
Wife: Bonnie Earleyne Eleam-Becker Altamont, Illinois
Married October 22, 1961 in Flora, Illinois

3-Sons: Jon (wife Susan) Becker Altamont, Illinois
And their daughter Emily Becker and son Matthew Becker
Kurt Becker Altamont, Illinois
Kris (wife Julie) Becker Phoenix, Arizona


He was preceded in death by: his Parents.
Aunts: Ruth Beccue and Gail McGraw.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

5

Dec

4:00 PM 12/5/2021 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/5/2021 8:00:00 PM
Immanuel Lutheran Church

203 E Division St
Altamont, IL 62411

Immanuel Lutheran Church
203 E Division St Altamont 62411 IL
United States

Service

Monday

6

Dec

11:00 AM 12/6/2021 11:00:00 AM
Immanuel Lutheran Church

203 E Division St
Altamont, IL 62411

There will be a visitation on Monday beginning at 10:00 am until the time of the Funeral Service

Immanuel Lutheran Church
203 E Division St Altamont 62411 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery Final Resting Place

203 E Division
Altamont, IL 62411

203 E Division Altamont 62411 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Christian Harness Horsemen Association

Whoo Hoo Sisterhood

Immanuel Lutheran Church

203 E Division St
Altamont, IL 62411
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