Larry L.D. Becker

Larry L.D. Becker

Larry L.D. Becker


Larry L.D. Becker, 81, of Enid, Oklahoma, formally of Manchester, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, following a lengthy struggle with COPD. Larry was born on February 19, 1942, in Manchester, Iowa, to Clarence H. and Lucille A. (Moorman) Becker. He grew up on the family farm southwest of Manchester. Larry received his education in a rural country school followed by his attendance at St. Xavier and St. Mary Catholic School. He graduated from Manchester High School in 1959.

Larry enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1961 and served at Ellsworth Air Force base in South Dakota in the payroll division until his honorable discharge in October of 1968. After his service Larry returned to Manchester where he was employed at the Marion Post Office and then worked as a welder at Henderson Mfg. Company in Manchester. In 1978, Larry moved to Enid, Oklahoma, where he was employed at Failing Co. as a welder until his retirement.

Larry met and married his wife, Sandra Virden, on June 5, 1982, in Enid where they continued to make their home.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Becker of Enid, Oklahoma; son Kerry; daughters, Autumn and Dawn; and from Oklahoma his stepdaughters, Tamyra, Katherine, and Theresa. Larry is also survived by his brother, David; sister, Patricia; and sister-in-law, Beverly, all of Manchester; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Laurie of Delhi; sons-in-law, Ray and Mike of Oklahoma; and nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald; daughter, Valencia; son, Dave; stepdaughter, Kay Jean; and granddaughter, Sheena.

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Public Graveside Service with Military Rites: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 20, 2024, at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Manchester, Iowa, with Reverend Gabriel Anderson officiating.

Inurnment: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 20, 2024, St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Manchester, Iowa.

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