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Richard F. Becker, 65, 2139 N. Wellington, died at 5:10 A.M. yesterday in Proctor Hospital, where he was admitted Aug. 26.

He was a retired safety supervisor for Caterpillar Tractor Co.

Born in India on June 26, 1910, he was a son of Allen O. and Nellie Baumgarten Becker, and married Jessie Armstrong Johnson at St. Louis, Mo., on July 9, 1943. She died in Peoria Aug. 31, 1974.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. David (Deborah) Ehrlich of Peoria, and Mrs. Joseph (Judith) McDonough of Rubicon, Wis., one son, Richard F. Becker, Jr., of Buffalo Grove; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Blanchard of Santa Barbara, Calif., and seven grandchildren.

One brother and one sister preceded him in death.

Services will be at 1 P.M. Tuesday at Gauss Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Marvin J. Goll will officiate. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

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