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Larry D. Becker

April 17, 2022

Larry D. Becker 82, died April 17, 2022 at Kidron Bethel Healthcare in North Newton, Kansas.  He was born March 4, 1940 in Beaver, Oklahoma to Aldo and Mary Ann (Boese) Becker. On August 12, 1960 he married Patricia Jean Harms at Meade, Kansas and she preceded him in death on August 4, 2008.

He was a longtime active member of the First Mennonite Church in Newton. He could be found most Sundays, special events and funeral services in the audio visual booth.

Larry attended Bethel College in North Newton and worked a career in Information Technology.  His passion for computers and audio visual continued throughout his career.  He worked for Mennonite Church USA (General Conference) for 50 years.  He also served as the North Newton City Treasurer for 30 years.  After retirement, Larry served a term as a Kidron Bethel board member and provided I.T. support at Kidron.

Larry’s greatest joy was his family and he loved the times they spent together.

Larry is survived by children Bryan (Kathy) Becker of North Newton, Brenda (Scott) Moyar of Newton, and Bruce (Christina) Becker of Newberg, OR; grandchildren Alyssa Becker of Wichita, Wade Becker of Newberg, OR, Kyle Becker (Abby Anderson) Greeley, CO and Aspen Becker of Newberg, OR; brothers, Bob (Donna) Becker, Newton and Randy Becker, Liberal.

He is preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday April 23, 2022 at First Mennonite Church in Newton with Pastors Laura Goerzen and Matt Kruse presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday April 22nd at Petersen Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home. Private family interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery Newton, Kansas.

Memorials may be made to First Mennonite Church or Kidron Bethel and may be left with Petersen Funeral Home.

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7 thoughts on “Larry D. Becker

  1. Many good memories of your dad at First Mennonite and his service to the church.
    May he rest in peace.
    May you experience The comfort and Love of God at this time.

    Glenn Thomas
    Myerstown Pennsylvania

  2. So appreciated working with Larry at the General Conference offices years ago. He was always willing to help with any computer problem. Very kind person and great sense of humor. Blessings to Larry’s family.

  3. So appreicated working with Larry at the General Conferences years ago. He was always willing to help with a computer problem. Very kind and great sense of humor. Blessings to his family.

  4. Brenda & family,
    May the Lord wrap His arms around you and give you peace.
    Love & prayers,
    Alisa & Rob

  5. Brenda & Scott,
    Colleen shared with the Camp family that your dad has gone home to be with the Lord. Cherish the wonderful memories you have and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!
    –Anita Buchanan & the Camp Family

  6. Thinking of you all and sending love and prayers as you say farewell to amazing father,grandpa and brother. I have lots of memories of his help during harvest and taking many pictures. He never once complained of my cooking or what I fed him in the tractor. His soft spoken way and his respect for everyone will be missed. My love and heart is with you all.

  7. Larry and I worked together at General Conference Mennonite offices for 11 years. Beyond Larry’s many good qualities like being a hard worker, a positive attitude, a creative IT person, etc., the quality I liked best was his response when you talked to him–he was always chucking a little as he talked and smiling as he waited your response. I knew his Dad too and he was just the same in his reactions. May God bless you, his family, with good memories of a life well lived.

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