Michael Carl Becker passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2022 in Brevard, North Carolina following complications arising from Alzheimer’s disease. Family always came first for Mike. With his family now cherishing his memory including his wife Susan; his sons Josh (his wife Kacy and their children Davis and Lila) and Steve (his wife Lisa and their children Anna and Christian); and his brothers Jon, Ted, and Tim (along with their families). He was predeceased by his parents Carl and Victoria Becker.
Born on February 23, 1943 in Waverly, Iowa, Mike graduated from Wartburg College in 1965 and later received his Master’s Degree in Sociology from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He had a varied career, but one thing held constant – he dedicated his professional life to helping others. In the 1980s, he served as Director of the Wisconsin Office for Children, Youth and Families. In the 1990s, he was District Administrator of the Florida State Department of Children and Families. And in the 2000s, he served as Executive Director of Devereux Florida Treatment Network. He further supported his communities through service on numerous boards and in other volunteer positions, ranging from a local Girl Scout council to the Governor’s Task Force that reviewed Florida’s child protection system to the Church Council of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.
Mike was a lifelong and diehard fan of the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers. He also traveled the world enjoying his gift for photography. He had a penchant for colorful ties, delighted in small children and dogs, loved to laugh and make others laugh, and had a unique ability to bring out the best in everyone around him.
A memorial service will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brevard on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 10 a.m.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to MemoryCare in Asheville, North Carolina.
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