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Leland O. Becker

June 6, 1915 June 13, 2008
Leland O. Becker
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PEORIA-Leland O. Becker, 93, of Peoria, passed away at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2008 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born on June 6, 1915 in Virden, IL to Oscar L. and Sarah A. Ferguson Becker. He married Emeline Bshara on August 26, 1942 in Peoria. She passed away on April 25, 2004 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by one brother. He is survived by one son, James L. Becker of Silver Spring, Maryland and many nieces and nephews. Leland was a Packaging Technician at Caterpillar, Inc. where he worked for 42 years, retiring in 1978. He was a World War II Army veteran attaining the rank of Master Sergeant. He was a member of the Farmington Moose Lodge #1571, National Civilian Conservation Corp. Virden High School Alumni Association, Caterpillar Retirees Club. A Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Franciscan Fathers officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com

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