Raymond H. Becker, 70, of Russell, Kansas, died on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at his home in Russell.

Raymond was born on November 06, 1947, in Osborne, Kansas, the son of Matt H. and Louise (Meier) Becker.  Raymond grew up in Osborne, Kansas on the family farm, and graduated from Osborne High School.  He joined the United States Army in August 1968 and served in the Vietnam War from 1970 to 1971 and was discharged in July 1971.  He moved to Russell, Kansas, in 1973.  He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Gloria J. (Thacker) Becker on January 20, 1979, in Hays, Kansas.  He worked in the oil patch since 1973, and during that time he worked for Shields Oil for 10 years and also worked with Leon Huxman.  He was a member of the Russell V.F.W. Post #6240.  He enjoyed wood working, 4 wheeling, hunting and fishing. 

Surviving family include his daughter Kristy Finnegan-Frank (James Frank) and Step-daughter Shelly DeWitt (Jeff); step sons Chad Peterson and Jeromy Peterson, brothers Lawrence Becker (Deanna), John Becker (Lil) and Ed Becker (Sandy), sister Lucy William (Dan) many grandchildren, many great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Gloria on May 10, 2007; brothers Herman and Adolph Becker and 2 twin grandsons.

A celebration of Raymond's life will be held at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, May 02, 2018, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell, Kansas, with Pastor Roger Dennis officiating.  Burial will follow at the Russell City Cemetery.  Military honors will be presented by the Russell V.F.W. Post #6240.  Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 at the mortuary with family greeting guests from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. Tuesday evening.  In lieu of Flowers memorials may be given to the Russell County Veterans Memorial or Hays Hospice and sent in care of the mortuary.  Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.


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