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Andrew ‘Andy’ Becker

Andrew ‘Andy’ Becker Andrew ‘Andy’ Becker

Andrew J. “Andy” Becker, 51, Black River Falls, formerly of Loyal, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 3, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal, with Rev. Leo Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service. A celebration of Andy’s life will be held at a later date in Black River Falls.

Andrew Joseph Becker was born on May 29, 1969, in Neillsville, the son of Arnold J. and Avis L. (nee Moberg) Becker. He was raised and received his education in Loyal, graduating from Loyal High School in 1987. After completing high school, Andy attended UW-Stout, where he earned a bachelors of science degree in manufacturing engineering. He married the love of his life, Cathy Lynn Irvin, on Jan. 26, 2002, in Merrillan, and they made their home in Black River Falls. Andy worked for 20 years as an engineer for Regal Beloit in Black River Falls. Most recently, he was employed as growth manager at Freudenberg in Necedah. Andy had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his family and friends, was an avid dart player, and enjoyed camping and NASCAR.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Cathy, of Black River Falls; his sons: Chuck of Black River Falls, and Brandon of Alma Center; three grandchildren: Murphy, Rory and Kennedy; his parents: Avis and Arnold Becker of Loyal; his father-in-law: Stephen Irvin of Benton, Ill.; one brother-in-law: Steven Irvin of West Frankfort, Ill.; two sisters-in-law: Tammy (Mark) Overlien of Black River Falls, and Tracy (Mike) King of Sessor, Ill.; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Andy was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Elery and Ruth Moberg; his paternal grandparents: Delbert and Florence Becker; and his motherin- law: Sue Irvin.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given to the American Heart Association.

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