Ross Wayne Becker, 75, of Farmington, Iowa, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2023, near West Point, Iowa.
He was born on September 11, 1947, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the son of Ora Leon & Marian (Philp) Becker. On November 18, 1972, he married Rose Marie (Hellige) Becker in Fort Madison, Iowa. Last November they celebrated 50 years together. They entered in eternal life together on Wednesday, April 5, 2023.
He is survived by his son: Gerald Wayne “Jerry” Becker of Farmington; two grandsons: John and Lloyd Becker; granddaughter: Elizabeth Anderson and sister: Leona M. Byars of Burlington. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother: Joseph Becker and brother-in-law: Jim Byars.
Ross was a 1966 graduate of Harmony High School and was United States Navy Veteran. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Farmington. He worked as a farmer and welder.
A visitation for Ross and Rosie will begin at 12:00 noon, Thursday, April 13, 2023, at Schmitz Funeral Home in Farmington where the family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A parish rosary recited at 6:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian burial for Ross and Rosie will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2023, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Farmington, with Father Dan Dorau as celebrant.
Burial for Ross and Rosie will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2023, in Keokuk National Cemetery with full military rites.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made out to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com. Schmitz Funeral Home of Farmington is assisting the family with arrangements.