YOUNTSVILLE, Calif. -- Bruce H. Becker, 75, died at the Veteran's Hospital in Yountville, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004.
Bruce H. Becker was born March 16, 1929, in Des Lacs, N.D., the son of the late Robert, Sr. and Mayme Becker of Des Lacs. He was a graduate of St. Leo's High School in Minot, N.D., and of The College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He lived in Des Lacs and Minot, N.D., as well as Big Fork, Mont., Santa Rosa, Calif., and for the last three years at The Veteran's Home of California in Yountville.
He was employed on the family homestead in North Dakota and, since 1966, in real estate. He enjoyed golf.
He is survived by his five children, Mary Gail Becker (husband, Keith Nelson) of Warriors Mark, Pa., Christopher B. Becker (wife, Barb) of Le Mars, Robin M. Stahlecker (husband, Jeffery) of Hamilton, Mont., Scott W. Becker of Missoula, Mont., and Stacy M. Grunert (husband, Colin) of Estevan, Canada; 11 grandchildren, Damon Allmaras and Leilani Becker Nelson, John, Jay and Ryan Becker, Tanya and Cheri Stahlecker, Patrick, Sheena, Alyssa and Matthew Grunert; one great-grandchild, Landon Allmaras; and his brother, Leon Becker of Des Lacs, N.D. He left a close personal friend, Joan Dykstra of Santa Rosa, Calif.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert D. Becker, Jr.
His former spouse, Judy Robinson Becker survives in Pennsylvania.
There will be a Veteran's memorial service at 10 a.m. and a Catholic Mass at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Veteran's Memorial Chapel in Yountville, Calif. Burial will be in the veteran's cemetery there.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Veteran's Hospital, Veteran's Home of California, P.O. Box 1200, Yountville, Calif. 94599 or Queen of the Valley Catholic Hospital, 1000 Trancas Street, Napa, Calif. 94558.