Robert J. Becker, age 82 of Westfield, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Divine Savior Hospital in Portage. He was born on January 24, 1935 to Jerome and Edna (Johnson) Becker in Brookfield, WI. Bob attended Boys Tech High School in Milwaukee, learning the auto repair trade. He married Nancy Tyree in 1957 and together they had four children.
Bob worked in the auto repair business for his entire life beginning with his father and brother in Brookfield and later owning his own shop in Milwaukee. In 1979, Bob and Nancy decided to make their weekend home a permanent one and built Becker Auto Service in Westfield. Bob and son, Tom worked the business together and later were joined by grandson, Jacob. One of his greatest joys was having his son, grandson and daughter all working under the same roof.
Bob was a devoted husband to Nancy for 60 years. After Nancy moved to Harris Villa he made the three mile trip twice a day, almost every day to see her. He especially loved being involved in his grandchildren and great grandchildren’s lives and was very proud of all of them.
Bob was a very social man who enjoyed chatting and sharing memories with anyone that would listen. Even in retirement, he could often be found in the shop office visiting with customers and friends. He also loved to go to Ho-Chunk in the Dells to join friends for meals, shows and gambling. Bob will be missed by all the people he touched.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy; three children, Joni (John) Wilson, Westfield, Tom (Dorothy) Becker, Westfield and Iris Sutcliffe, Washington; seven grandchildren, Erik Becker, Lindsay (Ryan) Becker, Jacob (Stephanie) Wilson, Jordan Wilson, Kristie (Joe) Reichard, Kimberly Becker and Kelsey Becker; four great grandchildren and one on the way, Maddie and Haylie Becker, Josie and Jessa Wilson; brother, Jerry (Susie) Becker, Brookfield; brother in law, Arthur Kingstad, Wild Rose; many other relatives and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Joyce Lawson and Janet Kingstad; son, Robert Becker Jr.
A memorial visitation for Bob will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church in Westfield.
A memorial service for Bob will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church in Westfield with Rev. Joan Frost officiating. Inurnment will be in Riverside “Lawrence” Cemetery, Town of Westfield at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Faith United Methodist Church of Westfield.
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