William “Bill” H. Becker, 63, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away November 30, 2018 at a hospital in Seattle, Washington after suffering a heart attack.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Kingsley, Iowa, with Msgr. Duchaine officiating. Burial will follow at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in Kingsley, Iowa.
William was born January 21, 1955 in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Robert and Florence (Ditter) Becker.
He attended Kingsley-Pierson school until 1965 when he went to St. Michael’s Catholic School through the eighth grade. After that, he went back to Kingsley-Pierson school until his junior year, when he moved to Sergeant Bluff to live with his sister Jeanine and her family.
He graduated from Sergeant Bluff-Luton Comm-unity school in 1973.
William entered the Navy on May 31, 1974. He was stationed in San Diego, California, where he served on the USS John D. Young battleship which was commissioned in May of 1978. During his service he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Award for the time he served. On January 11, 1979 he received an honorable discharge from the Navy.
William was proud of his service in the Navy.
William continued to live in San Diego until he moved to Plano, Texas, where he worked for American Industrial Fire until he moved to Phoenix, Arizona in March of 2006. There he worked for Arizona Firefil.
In June of 2010 he purchased Arizona Firefil which he owned and operated until the time of his death.
He enjoyed Nascar racing and riding his Harley. William enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his sister Jeanine Haggin of Kingsley; his brother, Todd (Debi) Becker of Plano, TX; and his brother-in-law, Bill Fey of Glendale, CA. Also surviving are his nieces and nephews: Jayson, Robby and Ryan Haggin; Justin Becker; Lyndsey Becker; Clay Fey; Renee Thurber; Bobbette Burchfield and Brent Dvorak.
Preceding Bill in death were his parents; his sister and her husband, Trudy and Paul Dvorak; his sister, Laurali Fey; and his brother-in-law, Art “Butch” Haggin.