Raymond ‘Ray’ George Becker

July 03, 1932 - December 02, 2021

Raymond “Ray” George Becker, 89, of Dakota, MN, died on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at the Benedictine Living Community in La Crosse. He was born on July 3, 1932 in Cresco, IA, to George and Georgina (Hart) Becker.

Raymond George Becker 2Ray served with the United States Air Force. He married Phyllis Johnson on January 19, 1957, in Nashua, IA. Ray worked as a carpenter in La Crosse for many years. He also enjoyed farming, traveling, camping and fishing.

He is survived by two sons, Steve (Cheryl) McConnell and Darrell Becker; two grandsons, Brandon (Angela) McConnell and Aaron (Laura) McConnell; four great-grandchildren, Logan, Lauren, McKenna and Chael McConnell; his special friend Mary Jane Nowlan; a brother, Eugene (Mary) Becker, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis on May 22, 2010; his parents; a sister, Darlene (Orville) Karr; two brothers, Ronald and Roger Becker, and one nephew Craig Becker.

A gathering for family and friends will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Dec. 6, at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services of La Crescent. A prayer service will be at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will be in the LeRoy Lutheran Cemetery in LeRoy, MN. Online guestbook is available at www.schumacher-kish.com.