Becker, Conrad J. (Con), Saginaw, Michigan

Ivan J. Roggen, M.D.

Passed away Friday, December 10, 2010 at Covenant HealthCare Harrison Campus. Age 90 years. Son of the late Charles M. and Catherine E. (Rastatter) Becker, Conrad was born July 4, 1920 in Indiantown, Michigan. He graduated in 1938 from St. Mary’s High School in Saginaw. Con learned his trade as a union carpenter with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theatre in the 50th construction battalion. Conrad married Ethel I. Roka on January 25, 1943. She survives him. Conrad was a self-employed building contractor for many years in Saginaw, retiring in 1985. He was a 50 year member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Saginaw, where he served as an usher for many years and a life time member of the Knights of Columbus Council #4232 as a fourth degree knight with 70 years of service. He was a long time member of Maple Hill Golf Club. Conrad loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and his brothers and sisters and their families. He liked to hunt, fish, bowl and play cards, but most of all, he loved to play golf with his friends at Maple Hill Golf Club and play golf on summer holiday weekends with his brothers, Jake, Henry and his brother-in-law, Arnold Baker. Surviving besides his wife Ethel are one son and two daughters, Gary L. Becker and his wife Laura, of Freeland; Connie Rousseau and her husband Gregg, of Saginaw and Yvonne Becker and her friend Marilyn of Auburn; six grandchildren, Nathaniel Becker, Ryan Becker, Marie Vose, Debra Bouck, Linda Rousseau (Kroft) and Susanne Sims; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Louise LaVere and Genevieve Becker. Conrad was preceded in death by his twin sister, Katherine Baker and his four brothers, Julius, Harold, George and Henry Becker. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Entombment will take place in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum with Military Services conducted by V.F.W. Post 1859. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty) where the family will be present on Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. and on Tuesday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. The Knights of Columbus Council #4232 will pray the Rosary at 3:00 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Disabled American Veterans.