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Donald H Becker

November 11, 1927 ~ January 7, 2019 (age 91)

Donald H. Becker, 91 of Kimball, formerly of Watkins, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Paynesville Hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins.  Fr. Brian Mandel will officiate.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins.


Donald H. Becker was born on November 11, 1927 in Forest Prairie Township, Meeker County, Minnesota. He was the son of Jacob and Annie (Hennen) Becker.  He farmed south of Watkins with his brother, Alois, and they raised and sold Percheron horses.  Don was proud of his team of horses and took them to many area parades and county fairs. For many years, he used his team of horses to bring Santa Claus into town for the annual Santa Day celebration and gave children rides around town.


Don is survived by one niece and four nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mildred Becker, Aurelia Winter and Mary Ann Stenger; brothers, Nichols, Aloise, Clifford, William and Mathew Becker.

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