Kenneth B. “Kenny” Becker Jr.

Kenneth B. “Kenny” Becker Jr., age 48 of Carlyle, born October 31, 1972 in Breese, died Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at his family farm.

He is survived by his wife Tracy (nee Schomaker) Becker of Carlyle, whom he married March 2, 1996 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Carlyle; his children, Alex, Alyssa, Shaun, and Trent; his parents, Kenneth Sr. and Janae (nee Haas); parents-in-law, Bob Eversgerd, Joseph and Teresa Schomaker; siblings, Jeff (Angie) Becker and Karen Rainge; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Connie (Mike) Vaughn, Brenda (Dave) Aeschbacher, Becky (Tom) Klostermann, Donna (Shane), Reymond, and Kelly (special friend Travis Henkel) Knox; Grandparents-in-law, Valerian and Irene (nee Elling) Theising; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and grandparents-in-law Bernard and Adele (nee Voss) Becker, Frank and Estelle (nee Terveer) Haas, Cyril Peek, Joseph and Helen (nee Quinn) Eversgerd, and Arthur and Cornelia (nee Schroeder) Schomaker.

Kenny was a 1990 graduate of Mater Dei Catholic High School in Breese. For as long as anyone can recall, Kenny always had an active hand in the family farm. He took pride in his work and cared deeply about the family farm. However, what he adored most was quality time with his family. Kenny enjoyed the simplest things in life – time at home with his family watching a classic tv show, a quick family meal at Dairy Queen, and live music and dancing on a Saturday night! Because of the demands of a farmer’s schedule, Kenny could not always be at every event, however, that just meant every event he could attend was more special for him and those he loved so dearly.

Visitation will be Friday, March 12, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Zieren Funeral Home in Carlyle. Please wear a mask and refrain from close contact.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, March 13, 2021, at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church in Carlyle with Fr. George Mauck presiding. Seating at church will be limited to 150 and everyone will be required to wear a mask. Internment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Carlyle.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials may be made to his children’s educational fund and checks may be written to Tracy Becker and will be received at Zieren Funeral Home. Online condolences may be shared with Kenny’s family by visiting www.ZierenFuneralHome.com.

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