Merle D. Becker, 78, of Galva, KS, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2015, at Via Christi - St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. He had worked for 42 years as a rework mechanic for Hesston Corporation.
Merle was born on August 17, 1937, in Galva, KS, the son of Reuben P. and Malinda L. (Koehn) Becker. On March 11, 1960, Merle was united in marriage to Ruby J. Schrag in Moundridge, KS.
He was a member of First Mennonite Church, McPherson.
Survivors include: wife, Ruby of the home; son, Gene Becker and wife, Brenda, of Wichita, KS; daughter, Cheryl Schmidt and husband, Terry, of McPherson, KS; brother, Wayne Becker and wife, Bernice, of Jamestown, MO; three grandchildren, Tyler Becker, Paige Schmidt, and Madison Schmidt.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, August 28, 2015, at First Mennonite Church with Rev. Kathy Neufeld Dunn officiating. Burial will follow at the McPherson Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, August 27, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Memorial donations may be given to First Mennonite Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Merle D. Becker please visit our Sympathy Store.