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David Becker

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David “Davido” Carl Becker, age 52 of rural Ionia, IA, died Saturday, July 25, 2009, in rural Ionia. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at the United Methodist Church, Nashua, with Pastor Penny Knudsen officiating. Casketbearers are Bob Hillegas, Brian Lumley, Paul Lokenvitz, Jackie Wilken, Tim Rausch, Dennis Carpenter, Randy Kelleher, Steve Kapping and Dennis Venz. Honorary Casketbearers are Ted Brockhouse, Mark Johnston, Ken Pilling, Austin Becker, Brett Brockhouse, Jacob Pilling, Riley Becker, Jessica Johnston, Felicia Johnston, Lindsey Johnston, Katie Johnston, Amy Brockhouse, Leah Becker, Shelby Pilling and Sarah Pilling. Private family inurnment will occur at a later date. Friends may call 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. David Carl Becker was born March 24, 1957, in Charles City, IA, the eldest son of Ronald and Leah (Dann) Becker. He received his education in Nashua and later graduated from North Scott High School in Eldridge, IA, in 1975. David worked for many years as a truck driver and then managed Raleigh Hill Golf Course in rural Ionia since 2003. He loved golfing, fishing, cooking, playing cards, shooting pool and the Cleveland Browns. He especially loved time with family and friends and was famous for his Davido pizza and ribs. He will be remembered by his family for his heart of gold, his smile and his hugs. Survivors include one daughter, Jessica Becker of LeClaire, IA; beloved partner, Kathy Vohsman of Waverly; his father, Ronald Becker of Nashua; three sisters, Rhonda (Ted) Brockhouse of Davenport, IA, Terri (Mark) Johnston of Nashua and Tamara (Kenneth) Pilling of Colorado Springs, CO; two brothers, Rodger (Zina) Becker of DeWitt, IA and Charles (Jonnie) Becker of Nashua; many nieces nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother in 1997; two brothers, Bradley and Donald Becker in 1974 and his grandparents.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy to all of the Becker Clan. What a terrible loss & shock. You are such a close & loving Family you’ll get through this some how. We are all thinking of you & praying for you. We will get with Jessie in regard to a memorial for Dave. He touched so many lives and will be sadly missed. He always treated us so great when we visited you guys. Hope to see you soon. Love Rod &Colleen

  2. We are deeply sorry to hear of Dave’s passing he will be greatly missed by many. He was always glad to see old friends and co-workers and treated them well. He will be in our prayers as well as the family.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss; Dave was a great guy and will be missed by many. My prayers are with him an all of his family.

  4. I enjoyed playing cards at Raleigh Hill with Dave. He was such a pleasure to be around. He always made us women laugh. He will be truly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to Daves family and friends. Gloria Parks

  5. Becker Family, I am so sorry about the loss of David. Him and all of you have been so very close as a Family. That is what is is all about Love the people around us we never know what tomarrow will bring. Sorry I could not make it. My deepest Sympathy and God Bless to you all. LOVE COUSIN Daniel Sr

  6. Kate – I am so sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting David, but everytime you spoke of him there was love in your voice. Know that we are thinking of you at WHC.

  7. Beckers Family; You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. What a wonderful person…always remember that. Thinking of you.

  8. Ted, Rhonda, Amy, and Brett: I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother and uncle. I remember the one time that I was at the gold course for the Becker Open and the great time that I had with all of you. You are in my thoughts are prayers. Love you all, Ashlee

  9. I wish I could be there for you Dave. Our moms hung out together and we had some great adventures as kids. I’ll always remember being at your house next to the railroad tracks in Charles City. You had to show me how the train flattened coins. Nor will I forget you scaring the snot out of me when you pretended to throw me into the train, or just walking to the local convenience store. It was great to see you again at my class reunion a few years ago and was looking forward to seeing you again at my next reunion. I will miss you. Your cousin, Doug

  10. To the Becker Family, We are so sorry to hear about your tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sadness. Jeff and Angela Lund (Jonnie’s Uncle and Aunt)

  11. We will miss Dave at the Bowling Alley and at the Country Club; we will especially miss his Cleveland Browns golf cart. We had a difference of opinion of who was the best NFL team since we are avid Steelers fans. Our prayers are with you at this time.

  12. We are very saddened by the loss of David. He was like a brother to us and we spent alot of time with him. David was a joy to be around. We loved going up to Ralieigh Hill and he always came out to greet you with a smile. We had the pleasure a few years ago going to Cancun with David, Kathy, Mark and T with some other friends. I am so happy that we had to chance to do that. David was a very special person to us and we loved him like a brother he will be missed.

  13. To alll our dear friends, I can’t hardly find the words to say how much we will miss Davido in our lives. We spend a lot of time at Raleigh Hill and it will just never be the same. He has left a huge void in our hearts, he was Paul’s best friend. We will cherish the memories of golf outings and when he would come for supper and spend the night with us, he liked sleeping on our couch. Who knew adult men still had sleep overs? We love all of you and we will be there for you whenever you need us. Chug a lug up there Davido we love you.

  14. Tammy- We are so sorry to hear about your brother. Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers.

  15. David always had time to come to our table to tallk to us when we came to Raleigh Hill. He made the best pizza. We always enjoy visiting with him and eating his pizza. He will be sadly missed by all.

  16. Becker Family: We first met Dave when he started bowling on the Thursday Nite Mixed League in New Hampton. He was always such a joy to be around and brought many smiles and laughter to our league. Our friendship continued at Raleigh Hill. Everytime we’d see him at the golf course, he greeted us with a hug and that HUGE smile. He truly loved life and we are saddened that God took such a wonderful man from us. Cherish all your memories of Dave as we will always. Our deepest sympathy. Dan & Sue Huffman

  17. Tammy, Terri & Families…We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Dave will be missed by everyone who knew him! Chris & Lisa (Mehmen) Garden

  18. Our hearts go out to the becker family at this time of their terrilbe loss. Dave was a very spesial person who always had a big grin on his face. Raliegh Hill will not ever be the same without Dave there. He will be greatly missed by all.

  19. It was a true joy to have David in our lives. We were blessed to have him as a part of our wedding and always looked forward to seeing his jolly smile at Raleigh Hill. We had the privilege of golfing a few holes with him on Friday night. We love you Davido.

  20. Dave did such a wonder job of preparing the meal and helping us with our daughter’s wedding reception in June. We were so glad to have gotten to know him. He was very kind and fun to work with. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the Becker family at this extremely sad time.

  21. Dear Becker family, Over the last few years I have gotten to know you guys through golfing at Raleigh Hill and through Chuck and knowing Dave the last few years has been a delight. Never saw him without a smile on his face and he was always full of life. Going into to Raleigh Hill won’t be the same without seeing him there and the food definitely won’t be the same as he was a terrific cook and person!!

  22. We are saddened to hear of this tragedy. David was a great guy who always had a smile and a story when we saw him. He will be missed. Our sympathies go to everyone in the family.

  23. Our sympathy to the family. What a tragedy and yet a reminder that we need to live each day to the fullest as we never know if there is a tomorrow. We will miss Dave’s cheerful greeting at Raleigh. God Bless you in this trying time. Tom and Dorann Burgart

  24. David was always a very friendly man. He always made our dining experience at Raleigh Hill very ENTERTAINING! He will be missed by all his family, friends and the customers at Raleigh Hill! The whole Gaede family would like to express their most sincere condolences to the Becker family!

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