Ray Becker, age 90, of Kadoka, S.D., died on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.
Ray Lawerence Becker was born on July 3, 1926, in Lake Andes to Walter and Bertha (Jacoby) Becker. In 1933, the family moved to a farm-ranch near Hisle, S.D. He received his education in the Hisle School.
As a young man, he worked with his parents on the farm-ranch near Hisle. In 1978, he moved with his parents to Kadoka where he has since resided.
While in Kadoka, he worked as a groundskeeper for the forest service out of Wall. Because of health reasons, he retired and moved into the Kadoka Nursing Home on Aug. 7, 2007.
Ray was a member of the National Rifle Association and one of his favorite hobbies was hunting.
Survivors include one brother, Fay (Mary Lou) Becker, of Albuquerque, N.M.; one sister, Ruth Larmer, of Philip; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Elizabeth Lou Shepard and Doris Mae Wiedmann.
Private family interment at the Martin Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.