Terry Becker, 53, of Newburgh, IN, formerly of Effingham, IL, died on Saturday, January 9th, 2016 in the Philippines.
A Celebration of Life service will be at 11 am on Saturday, January 16th, 2016, at New Hope Church in Effingham with Rev. Van Brooks officiating. Doors will open at 10:15am. No visitation will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Samaritan’s Purse.
Terry James was born on May 2, 1962, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Francis and Helen (Leibold) Becker. He was united in marriage on August 8, 1987, to Jane O’Bryan.
Terry graduated from Iowa State University in 1984 with an Agronomy Degree and worked for DuPont Pioneer for 32 years. Terry was a member of Bethel Church in Evansville, IN and previously a member of New Hope Church in Effingham for over 20 years where he served in many capacities such as Sunday School Teacher, Elder, Personnel Committee member, and Missions. Terry served on many mission trips, enjoyed spending time with his family and his main passion was the pursuit of Jesus. He had an impact on many and left behind an incredible legacy.
Terry is survived by his wife of 28 years, Jane of Newburgh, IN; two daughters, MacKenzie Becker of Newburgh, IN; Mallory Stolte and her husband Kase of Lancaster, TX; parents Francis and Helen Becker of Hiawatha, IA; two sisters, Teresa (Tom) Wille and their son Austin of Hiawatha, IA; Denise (Tony) VanOtegham and their sons Evan and Wade of Victor, IA; brother, David and his son Bryan of Cedar Rapids, IA.