Raymond R. Becker, 66

Raymond R. Becker of Slinger passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at his residence at the age of 66.

Raymond was born on April 16, 1942, in Milwaukee to Adolf and Leona Becker.

On May 28, 1966, he married Francesca (Schneider) in Menomonee Falls and began raising his family and started his custom home building career.

He enjoyed the outdoors hunting, fishing and especially going out west. Raymond also enjoyed sheepshead and could always be found helping his neighbors.

Raymond is survived by his children, Rhonda (Stan) Lukasz of West Bend, Nick (Brenda Barker) of Germantown and Raechel (Thomas) Becker of Slinger. Raymond is further survived by his grandchildren, who called him "Opa Ray," Nicole, Steven, Gunnar, Zoey, Maura, Benjamin, Calle, Caden, Eli, Owen, and Kellen; special friend and neighbor, Sharon, and her family, Peter and Bobbie Jo; brothers Dennis (Mary) and John (Jeannine); sisters, Agnes Vande Zande and Lucille (David) Bartelt; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service for Raymond will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend with Chaplin Cheryl Matusiak officiating.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of service, 6 p.m.

A special thank you to the Slinger Police Department for their care and compassion.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, 338-2050. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.