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Obituary for Marvin "Marv" John Becker

Marvin "Marv" John Becker La Crosse - Marvin John Becker, age 82, loving husband of Kathy, passed away peacefully with her by his side to be with his parents and siblings who passed before him. Marv was born on February 18, 1940 to Henry and Gertrude (Michaels) Becker. Marv was raised on his family farm on St. Joseph Ridge. He attended St. Joseph Ridge grade school and graduated from Aquinas High School in 1958. Marv married Judith Torgerson (Arnold) in 1960. To this union, they had five children. They later divorced. Marv worked in the service industry until 1990 when he co-purchased Cary Heating and Air Conditioning with longtime friend Carl Newcomb. Marv loved the business they built and went to the office every day. He loved to talk to his customers and looked forward to that the most. In 1991, he married Kathy (LePage) Becker. Marv completely retired in 2020. Marv is survived by his loving wife; five children: Marva (Karen Davis) Becker, Joan (Scott) Steiger, Bill (Margie) Becker, Andrea (Gary Kozelka II) Modlin, Jennifer (Matt) Ostricki; seven grandchildren, Lindsay (Gabriel), Matthew, Nick (Caitlyn), Makenzie (Brady), Connor, Evan and Christopher; two great grandchildren, Jaxson and Baby Turner; three sisters, Myra Klos, Charlotte (Jim) Burt, and Monica (Chuck) Bentzen; three brothers, Eugene, Tom (Sandy), and Monti (Cheryl); sister-in-law, Elaine Becker; brother-in-law, Allen LePage; numerous nieces and nephews; countless special customers and friends; and his sassy cat, Lilly. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Henry and Daniel; sister-in-law, Francis Becker, Brenda LaPage, Dianna (Glen) Olson; brothers-in-law, Butch Klos and Raymond LaPage; and daughter-in-law, Cathy Strassman. Marv was very proud of the business that him and Carl created and that business became his life and his customers were very important to him. He retired once at 65, but continued to work non-stop any time he could all the way through 2019. He will be greatly missed. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory are helping the family with the arrangements.