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Robert Peter Becker, 72, of Great Falls, passed away at a local nursing home of natural causes on July 2.
Private family services are being planned for a later date. Cremation has taken place under the direction of O’Connor Funeral Home.
Robert was born May 5, 1942 in Alexandria, Minn., to Albert and Isabelle Becker. He grew up and attended schools in Minnesota. Robert worked as an auto body repair man for various locations until his retirement. He enjoyed being in the outdoors hunting and fishing.
Robert is survived by his brothers, Jim (Irene) Becker of Great Falls and Steve (Cheryl) Becker of Conrad; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Eugene Becker, and sister Mary Pat Becker.
Condolences may be shared at www.oconnorfuneralhome.com .