In memory of

Darwin Becker

October 28, 1928 - September 20, 2019
From: Lake View, IA
Darwin Becker

Darwin Becker

Born: October 28, 1928
Died: September 20, 2019
Age: 90
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    Darwin Becker, age 90 of Lake View, IA, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019, at Twilight Acres Nursing Home in Wall Lake, IA.  Darwin Dean Becker was born on October 28, 1928, to parents Otto and Minnie (Huisenga) Becker.  He grew up in Breda where he was baptized and confirmed into the Presbyterian faith.  Darwin attended country school and graduated from Wall Lake High School.  After graduation, Darwin joined the United States Air Force serving his country in the Korean War. 

   On May 9, 1951, Darwin was united in marriage to Darlene Jane Kies.  This union was blessed with four children: Larry, David, Joni, and Jason.  He and Darlene raised their family on the family farm west of Breda.  Darwin farmed for most of his life and he received the Heritage Farm Award from the State of Iowa, celebrating 150 years of the family farm. When he wasn’t farming, Darwin enjoyed playing cards, collecting coins, and traveling.  He and his wife traveled to Arizona during the winter months for the past 17 years. 

   Darwin was a lifetime member of the Wheatland Presbyterian Church and a member of the Men’s Club.  He was also a long time member of the American Legion Post in Breda, IA.  For many years, Darwin was heroic in his battle with heart disease.  He faced each challenge with courage and an upbeat resolve. His hard working attitude and friendly demeanor will be remembered by all those who knew and loved him. 

  Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 68 years Darlene of Lake View, IA; children: Larry (Susan) Becker of Carroll, IA, David Becker of Ottumwa, IA, Joni (Tony) Smith of Webster City, IA, and Jason Becker of Breda, IA; grandchildren: Sara Becker (Eric Lampe), Paul Becker (Carol Wright), Davey Jr., Derek, and Desmond Becker, Fallon (Joel) Barnes, Brittany (Joey) Crandall, Kristine Smith, Austin Smith, and Nicole Becker; great-grandchildren: Kaiden, Kira, Lewis, Lucerne, Leonard, Memphis, Jenna, Payce, and Layla.

   Darwin is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Don Becker.


Funeral Service
10:30 a.m., Monday
September 23, 2019
Wheatland Presbyterian Church
Breda, Iowa
Pastor Don Gibson
3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Sunday
September 22, 2019
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Lake View, Iowa
Wheatland Cemetery
Breda, Iowa


Monday, September 23, 2019 at 12:06 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers to the Becker family. Many fond memories playing cards!”
- David and Virginia Langbein
Monday, September 23, 2019 at 12:06 PM
“Darlene and family; sorry to hear about Darwin I am sure mom and Dale meet him and had a card game ready. He will be in my thoughts and prayers. Couldn't have asked for a better neighbor growing up. Thinking of all of during this time. ”
- Joyce (Steinkamp) Kenney
Monday, September 23, 2019 at 12:06 PM
“Darlene and family Our deepest sympathies”
- Mark & Tami Auen
Monday, September 23, 2019 at 12:06 PM
“Our sincerest condolences to your family. We pray for your comfort and peace.”
- Gale McKinney
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 4:00 PM
“Darlene and family, we are sorry to learn of Darwin's passing and he will be missed, but so sure he is enjoying his new residence in Heaven. Without a doubt, he has reunited with family and friends enjoying and rejoicing with them in God's presence. What a blessed assurance we all have. May God wrap his loving arms around you all at this time and in the days ahead. ”
- Sue and Ken Barney
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 4:00 PM
“Deepest sympathy to the Becker family. Many good times Darwin shared with my dad. Blessing and peace to you.”
- Douglas Polking
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 4:00 PM
“My condolences to the Becker family at this sad time.”
- Barb towers clough
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 4:00 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you. What a good life Darwin had. Blessings ”
- Barbara Patton Rolph
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