Frank O. Becker

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Departed on March 9, 2019 and resided in Carterville, IL

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Frank Otto Becker was born on November 2, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois, and departed on March 9, 2019, in St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of 86. Dr. Becker was an Endocrinologist who practiced medicine in both the Chicagoland and Carbondale, Illinois areas. He was preceded in death by his ex-wife, Janet Marie Campbell, and their first son, Johnnie Becker. Also preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Adele (Diez) Becker, his brother John and lovely wife, Bodil, his cousins Harvey (Frieda) Glesener and Harold (Phyllis) Diez and their son Christopher. He is survived by his three sons, Steven, Thomas, and Jeffrey Becker, by his devoted niece, Janet Becker, niece Catherine (Aaron) Thomas, his brother Nicholas, Jr., nieces Pamela Becker and Gail (Lenny) Hack, brother-in-law Walter (Mary) Haton, and Harold, Jr., Victoria, Frank, Thomas, and Wendy Diez. He has left behind many friends and colleagues in Illinois, Missouri, and Kentucky.

Memorial luncheon to be announced. Burial will be private.

Guestbook Entries

  1. tom March 13, 2019 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    A good friend

  2. Lisa Basler March 22, 2019 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    My favorite Doctor. He always took time with me and made that phone call to check on me. Will miss him and will always be a part of my life

  3. Lisa Basler March 22, 2019 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Dr Becker always took that extra time with me and made that call to check on me. He will be always a part of my life that will never be forgotten.

  4. Sara Wieting March 22, 2019 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    One of greatest men to ever grace the halls of Community Health. I loved working with him, and learned so much from him. God speed, Frank. Love always, Susie Snowflake.

  5. Mary Lovelace March 22, 2019 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Dr. Becker, you will be missed by all who knew you. You were the kindest person I have ever known.

  6. Elizabeth Bebout March 22, 2019 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    On life’s journey, we may come across kind people. On occasion, we may come across a brilliant person. To have come across a kind and brilliant person that dedicated his life to the care of others has been a rare and cherished experience. Dr. Becker’s dedication to science and medicine was unsurpassed and his dedication to his patient’s welfare was Par Excellence. The very fabric of our lives will forever be stitched with the beautifully colored threads of his spirit.
    A quote from Franks’s writings, “We have learned much and there is much to be learned. Onward and Upward.” Yes indeed Frank, Godspeed my friend.

  7. Elizabeth Bebout March 22, 2019 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    His dedication to science and medicine was unsurpassed, and his dedication to the wellbeing of his patient’s was Par Excellence. The very fabric of our lives will forever be stitched with the beautifully colored threads of his spirit. A quote from Franks writings, “We have learned much and there’s much to be learned. Onward and Upward.” Yes indeed Frank. Godspeed.

  8. Vel Criste March 22, 2019 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    I was lucky enough to work in the same clinic with him. Such a great educator and human being. Southern Illinois has lost a great physician.

  9. Christy Davis March 24, 2019 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    He will truly be missed. Dr. Becker was not just an excellent physician but a great person as well. He genuinely cared for people He was a nurturing soul and I feel blessed to have known him.

  10. Amanda April 30, 2019 at 1:24 am - Reply

    Dr. Becker was a very nice man. I will miss seeing him come in to Walgreen’s. May you rest in peace.

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