Emporia A mass of Christian burial for Frank X. Becker, 83, Emporia, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Emporia, with the Rev. Fridolin Voegle officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.
Mr. Becker died Tuesday at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was born on July 3, 1907, in Brilon, Germany.
He was the founder of the Becker Corp. in Emporia. Mr. Becker was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
He married Hattie Nathe on Nov. 25, 1929, in St. Louis. She survives at the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Frank J., El Dorado, and Robert H., Wichita; two daughters, Betty L. Timmerman, Albuquerque, N.M., and Margaret A. Jehle, Lawrence; two brothers, Al, Daytona Beach, Fla., and Robert, Brilon; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Assn., in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, 605 State St., Emporia, 66801.
Friends may call until 10 p.m. today, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, and from 8 a.m. until service time Friday, at the funeral home. A rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.